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 Jesse’s world expands. When tragedy strikes, he finds the strength to carry on and share the magic with others. This powerful musical adaptation focuses the humor, warmth, and emotional intensity of Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award-winning novel into a deeply moving theatrical event.
Directed by Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha
Sara is the Director of Education for LCT and has thoroughly enjoyed getting to work with the talented youth of the Coulee Region! She has directed a number of shows for youth, including the original musical BUZZ!, Stuart Little, You Can’t Take it With You, Hello, Dolly, and others. Sara also has taught acting and theatre for Stages Theatre Company, Black Dirt Theatre, Purple Door Youth Theatre, A+ Arts Club: Autism and the Arts, and the Northfield Arts Guild.
Opened in 2013, the Lyche Theatre offers ample leg room and clear views of the stage from any of its 450 seats. Entrances and exits are centrally located and fully accessible for all.