Bridge to Terabithia
By Katherine Paterson, Stephen S. Tolan, Steve Leibman
Directed by Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha
La Crosse Community Theatre presents its summer Theatre for Youth Production, Bridge to Terabithia.
Jesse Aarons is a shy boy who dreams of being an artist. Leslie Burke, an outgoing but unpopular new girl in town, introduces him to a world of imagination. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where their friendship grows as Jesseís world expands. When tragedy strikes, he finds the strength to carry on and share the magic with others. This powerful musical adaptation Stephen S. Tolan, with music by Steve Liebman, focuses the humor, warmth, and emotional intensity of Katherine Patersonís Newbery Award-winning novel into a deeply moving theatrical event.
The cast includes Spencer Solberg as Jesse Aarons, Courtney Peterson as Leslie Burke, Grace Edwards as May Belle Aarons, Kori Ann Baer as Mrs. Aarons, Liam Conzemius as Mr. Aarons, Parker Blumentritt as Brenda Aarons, Emma Greeno as Janice Avery, Rachel Schoenecker as Miss Edmunds, Matthew Lind as Gary Fulcher. Schoolchildren are played by Marty Backstrand, Mason Gates, Sterling Jacob Meyer, Brock Sullivan, Hannah Reischl, Rubie Stetzer, Grace Ward, and Anya Westrich.
Production team includes scenic design by Brian Warzeha, costume design by Mandy Parmeter, lighting design by Matt Herro, and music direction by Sarah Leitzen.
Produced by La Crosse Community Theatre in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse
Performances: June 10-19, 2016
7pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Saturdays and Sundays
Tickets are $11 and are on sale now by phone or at lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 extension 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.