The Boxcar Children is coming to Laguna! The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents this production on-stage beginning Friday, November 11 through Sunday November 20 at the Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre, The Boxcar Childrenwill be directed by Bethanie Knieser, with musical direction by Mark Turnbull.
Audiences will be inspired by this ‘Beloved Children’s Classic’ of four orphaned siblings who discover the rewards and perils of a life of independence while hiding out in an abandoned boxcar they find in the forest. THE BOXCAR CHILDREN is named “Teacher’s Top 100 books for Children” by the national Education Association.
The cast of THE BOXCAR CHILDREN features actors from the Laguna Beach and the Orange County area. Aidan Russell as Henry Alden, Faith Ackley and Samia El-Erian double in the role of Jessie Alden, Isabella Saunders plays Violet Alden and Lane Bucher plays Benny Alden. Holden Moll returns to the Playhouse in the role of Officer Banning, Victoria Spelman plays Miss Alberts, Jackie Melbon plays the Social Worker Sarah Calder, Christopher Yusi plays Dr. Sam Truman, Myrenna Ogbu plays the Baker’s wife, Victoria McGinnis is Mrs. Truman, and Laura Flores is Mrs. Alden (the children’s grandmother). Other youth cast members include: Jayden Goodman as Cookie, Quinton Yusi as Big Mike, Katie Palino as Jo, Benji Jenkins as the Kid. Hooverville residents and singers include: Giovanna Cecutti, Jake Donello, Sophia Haslett, Sophia Pachl, Bridget Phillips, Abigail Williams, and Trevor Yusi.