Written by Shay Youngblood
Adapted from book by Mary Hoffman
Directed by Jessica Smith & Michelle Norris
Produced by Special Arrangement with
The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
~Special Thanks to the City of Longview ~
ArtsView Children’s Theatre wishes to thank the Cultural Activities Advisory Commission for their continuing support of selected productions and musicals.
Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. She also makes up her own stories, acting out the most exciting parts. When Grace is in her playworld everything to her is real. In her imagination, she becomes the characters: Anansi the Spider, Joan of Arc, Mowgli, Hiawatha. She’s a pirate with a peg leg and a parrot, an explorer, and a theater director of a production of ‘Cinderella’ in which she casts a boy in the title role.
Grace’s mother is very practical and hopes that Grace will become a doctor, a lawyer or a professional person given the opportunities she herself didn’t have. Her grandmother, Nana, believes that Grace can be whatever she wants to be.
During auditions for the school’s upcoming play, Grace is told she can’t audition for the role of Peter Pan because because of her skin color, and because she is female. Nana helps Grace realize her full potential and in the end, Grace rises to the occasion to shine on stage.
Auditions: April 13, 2019
Evenings: May 23-25 at 7pm
Matinees: May 25 at 2:00pm
Amazing Grace Cast List
Grace – Kaidlen Key
Nana (to be determined)
Ma – Keira Keys
Rosalie/Imani – Brionni Richardson
Maurice/Teacher – Noah Tesser
Jin – Nathan Bachtell
Fiona – Ava Claire Riley
Natalie – Sarah Cate Freeman
Lila – Anna Gray
Felix – Bryan Murillo
Shana - Ariana Evans
Kofi – Evan Johnson
Raj – Trysten Edmonds