2017 Productions

2017 Children's Series

The 2017 Children's Theatre Series will include the following productions. All Children's Theatre Series productions are performed in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre.

Peter Pan
The Three Little Pigs
A Christmas Carol

The 2017 Children's Theatre Series was brought to you in part by:

Past Productions

June - West Side Story April - Seussical Jr.
March - Peter Pan
February - The Secret Garden

December - A Christmas Carol
November - A Taffeta Christmas
October - Jack & The Beanstalk
September - Measure for Measure
August - A Midsummer Night's Dream
July - Cinderella
June - Shrek: The Musical
March - Aladdin
February - Narnia: The Musical

December - A Christmas Carol
November - To Kill A Mockingbird
September - Snow White & Rose Red (Children's Series)
September - Godspell
August - As You Like It
June - The Wizard of Oz
April - The Frog Prince (Children's Series)
March - Sleeping Beauty (Children's Series)
February - Hamlet

December - A Monster Carol
November - Nuncracker
September - A Midsummer Night's Dream
September - Goldilocks & 3 Bears (Children's Series)
August - Richard III
June - Beauty & The Beast
May - Hansel & Gretel (Children's Series)
March - Rapunzel (Children's Series)
February - Robin Hood

December - A Monster Carol
November - Into The Woods
September - Cymbeline
September - Peter Pan (Children's Series)
August - Julius Caesar
June - Sound of Music
May - Little Red Riding Hood (Children's Series)
March - The Princess & The Pea (Children's Series)
February - The Elephant Man


The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of The Diary of Anne Frank on Saturday, July 29th, by audition appointment. This production will perform in our Burdine Johnson Indoor Studio Theatre.

Please email bridget@emilyann.org to set up an audition. The audition will consist of cold readings.

Otto Frank returns to a secret hiding place in which he and his family have lived during the first part of the Holocaust in Amsterdam. His friend, Miep Gies, has saved a diary that his daughter Anne kept during that time. Otto begins reading the diary aloud, and the play follows Anne's thoughts and actions, as well as those of the others hiding in the Secret Annex.

The role of Anne Frank is cast. All other roles are open.

The show will run October 27-November 19, 2017 (Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday matinees).

Characters and Descriptions:

Otto Frank: Anne's polite and practical father, Mr. Frank is the head of the "attic family." His calmness and patience are an asset in the cramped attic and a comfort to Anne, who is very close to him.

Edith Frank: Anne's reserved and nervous mother, Mrs. Frank loves Anne, but she wishes she were more proper and polite, like her sister Margot. Because of her reserved nature, Mrs. Frank and Anne are not close.

Margot Frank: Anne's older sister, Margot is much more like her mother than Anne. She is quiet, modest, and reserved: the complete opposite of Anne.

Anne Frank: The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Anne is a lively, curious girl of thirteen at the beginning of the play. She remains optimistic throughout the months they are in hiding and always makes the best of the situation she is in. As her diary reveals, she is very introspective and creative and has a vivid imagination.

Putti Van Daan: An irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan's family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks. He is selfish and openly critical of others, especially Anne.

Petronella Van Daan: Mr. Van Daan's vain and finicky wife, Mr. Van Daan prizes the material things of life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her. These traits all make her the center of much of the conflict in the attic.

Peter Van Daan: The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet teenaged boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne, and they share first kiss together.

Jan Dussell: Difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussell joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding about two months.

Miep: A very well-liked, generous secretary in Mr. Frank's office, Miep helps to protect the families in hiding. Along with Mr. Kraler, she brings to the refugees food, supplies, and news from the outside world.

Mr. Kraler: A businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding, Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.

Nazi Soldiers