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Jack and Louisa: Act 1, by Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Summary: Twelve-year-olds Jack and Louisa tell, in their separate voices, of his reluctant departure from New York City and Broadway stardom to live in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where new neighbor Louisa, a “musical theater nerd,” urges him to audition for the local theater’s production of “Into the Woods.

Grosset & Dunlap

Better NATE Than Ever, by Tim Federle

Better NATE Than EverSummary: An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of “E.T.”

Simon & Schuster

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Marty McGuire, by Kate Messner

Summary:  When tomboy Marty is cast as the princess in the third-grade play, she learns about improvisation, which helps her become more adaptable.


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