KIDS: CAST Children's Theater Events

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13 year-old problem solver Edwina dishes out advice with the help of her friends and a little song and dance.   Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers as part of the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-A-Palooza" extravaganza.

Performances by our Saturday class:
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Performances by our Monday class:
Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

All tickets are $10.00 each

If you have any questions, please contact the CAST office at or 860.649.5062. "Dear Edwina, Jr." is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Purchase Tickets Online Here: Limited Tickets available!

Tickets will be mailed to you unless it is the week of the show in which tickets will be held under your name at the door.

Please check your calendars for any conflicts with performances dates before registering (i.e. competitions, sports, recitals, etc.)

"Cinderella KIDS" for ages 5-12
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Disney's "rags to riches" story charms its way to the stage, fairy godmother and mice in tow.

The timeless fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney's Cinderella KIDS, an adaptation of the treasured animated film geared toward young performers. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love!
Two Classes
Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. This class starts on January 6, 2016
Performances on:
Friday April 29 at 7:00 pm
Saturday April 30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday May 1 at 2:00 pm

Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 am. This class starts on January 9, 2016
Performances on:
Friday May 6 at 7:00 pm
Saturday May 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday May 8 (Mother's Day) at 2:00 pm

"Mulan, Jr." for ages 8 and up
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Travel back to ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s animated film.

Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit.

Two Classes

Saturdays from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon. This class starts on January 6, 2016
Performances on:
Friday May 13 at 7:00 pm
Saturday May 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday May 15 at 2:00 pm

Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. This class starts on January 4, 2016
Performances on:
Friday May 20 at 7:00 pm
Saturday May 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday May 22 at 2:00 pm

The Little Mermaid for ages 5 to 18

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Auditions will take place on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Sign-up for your audition time slot after December 15th!
Watch our website for more information about auditions and how to sign-up. 

Production dates are August 3-6, 2016.

The C.A.S.T. Theater is fully handicapped accessible. Handicapped children are encouraged to participate in all auditions and classes. Parents should contact the C.A.S.T. Theater for specific questions. Manchester High School is handicapped accessible. Outdoor venues are accessible.
CAST is a theater organization helping to preserve the arts in the greater Manchester area and beyond.  CAST started as a small childrens' theater group run out of the home of its Co-Founder, Donna Mercier.  In the beginning, CAST operated primarily during the summer, mounting musical productions out of Manchester High School's Bailey Auditorium.   However, since inception, CAST has grown ten fold.
CAST, Inc. now operates out of its own facility on Summit Street in Manchester, CT.   CAST has grown from a childrens' theater group doing summer musicals to a full scale theatre group offering year-round  productions and classes for children.  There is also a splinter group known as CAST After Dark offering theater productions for teens and adults. CAST is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers and all funds raised are used to maintain our program.
C.A.S.T. is located at 113 Summit Street, Manchester, CT.
From Hartford area:
Interstate 84 East to Interstate 384.  Exit 3 off of I-384 (Main Street).  Right off the exit and move over one lane to the left to continue straight.  Go straight up Main Street (through several traffic lights). 
At main Intersection (Main Street & East Center Street), Library will be on left.  Turn Right onto East Center Street.  At first traffic light turn left onto Summit Street.  After stop sign, go down hill and around bend.  CAST will be up on the right.  Brick building with blue doors.

C.A.S.T. Inc.
113 Summit St.
P.O. Box 1268
Manchester, CT 06045-1268

Or you can give us a call at 860-649-5062

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