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In this new middle grade series, twelve-year-old Anya decides to follow her passion for musical theater when she is cut from her middle school soccer team. With the help of her sister Susan and her friend Austin, she decides to launch her own kids’ summer theater troupe (The Random Farms Kids’ Theater). Anya recruits fellow students as writers, actors, and crew members to get her program off the ground. Acting as director, Anya has to navigate the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales—not to mention calming the actors’ insecurities and settling behind-the-scenes conflicts. This new series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach, who began a summer theater “camp” in her parents’ basement when she was just sixteen years old.

Cover: Stagestruck: Curtain Up!

Stagestruck: Curtain Up!

After 12-year-old Anya is cut from her middle school soccer team, she decides to pursue her true passion, which is theater. With the help of her sister and new friend Austin, Anya puts… More »

Cover: Stagestruck: Showstopper

Stagestruck: Showstopper

With the help of her sister and friend Austin, 12-year-old Anya puts together a kids' summer theater troupe, the Random Farms Kids' Theater, recruiting area kids as actors and crew members… More »