An Endearing Classic By Lake County’s Most Talented Young Actors!
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette
Based on the Book by E.B. White.
Directed By Deborah J. Carpenter
Timothy D. Turner, Educational Director & YPT Artistic Director
Production by Bay Street Players’ Young Peoples Theater (YPT) of Eustis, Florida
School Performances throughout March 2007
This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte’s Web, captures all the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original in this adaptation. The many adventures both big and small of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world."
Spring 2007 Acting Troupe Members
Rachel Cain, Sarah DeMaris, Jamie Doney, Casey Marchand, Sarah Redmond,
Philadelphia Shoop, Kayla Townsley, Joe Vatter, Julia Vatter &Mitchell Wimberly
Stuart played by Cera DesMaris
Mr. Little, Hank & Tige played by Joe Vatter
Mrs. Little & Malty played by Philadelphia Shoop
George , Dr. Carey & Bus Driver played by Mitchell Wimberly
Leroy& Margalo played by Casey Marchand
Doctor, Snowbell & Mrs. Clydesdale played by Julia Vatter
Narrator, Referee & Babette played by Jamie Downey
Narrator, Reporter & Pigeon played by Sarah Redmond
Narrator, Superintendent, Angie, etc played by Kala Townsley
Narrator, Neighbor, Katherine, etc played by Rachel Cain
Stage Director Biography
Deborah graduated from Barry University in 1971 with a degree in Speech, Drama & Education. A founding parent of the Bay Street Players' organization in 1974 in her hometown of Eustis, she founded Young People's Theater division in Jan. of 1975. The school began with 18 students - grew to 37 by its 2nd year and then only grew - to its now relatively perpetual enrollment of 65 - 70 students per semester. Deborah, an award- winning performer in many different categories, and a mainstay of the organization, finds the Young People's Theater group her bravest and utmost accomplishment.
Producer / Director of Education Biography
Timothy D. Turner has been performing professionally for 27 years in professional & commercial productions, on stage and screen, with celebrities such as Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno & Marvin Hamlisch and groups like Canadian Brass & the King’s Singers. He has directed and produced theatre, cabarets, stage shows, concerts and film for more than 20 years throughout the continental United States and Europe. “Stuart Little” marks his 2nd production with The Young Peoples Theater and this show marks his 72nd production in the area since his relocation to Central Florida in 2001. He holds a BM in Performance from Millikin University and works as a director, performer, performance coach, clinician, producer, composer, community organizer and writer. Currently, he resides in Longwood, Florida just north of Orlando, but he travels extensively as a working professional.
Presented in Special Arrangements with
Production Company Information
The 2006-2007 season marks the 31st year of Young People’s Theatre at Bay Street Players in Eustis, Florida. This program was founded by Deborah J. Carpenter, and has been fulfilling the community’s and Lake County’s need for the youth’s theatrical arts. The program introduces children and teens to stagecraft, technical design, costume design, performance skills and methods, and improvisation skills. The youth are privileged to have a theatre as their classroom. They can experience various roles in seasonal shows, both behind the curtain and onstage. Young People’s Theatre (YPT) gives children grades preschool through high school the opportunity to learn all areas of theatrical techniques, taught by experienced actors and directors. Many topics are covered through the semester and are showcased at the end of the year in a fully staged performance. CLICK HERE for information page.
Casting from current young people in YPT from grades 6 - 12. Cold readings possible. Production is considered a course and a tuition fee will be required. Some scholarships may be available.
November 18, 2006
Following the Fall YPT Recital
The State Theater of Eustis, Florida (click for map)
For Young People’s Theater audition information, please call (352) 357-7777
Roles Needed: All roles available.