The Big Production (Drama Club Series #2)

The Big Production (Drama Club Series #2)

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by Peter Lerangis
     
 

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Rumor has it that there’s a casting director coming to see the Big Spring Musical, Grease, and immediately the drama in Drama Club starts heating up. Auditions are swamped, emotions run high, and everyone is stressing to make sure that every last detail—in both performance and production—is exactly right. Meanwhile, it’s allSee more details below

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Rumor has it that there’s a casting director coming to see the Big Spring Musical, Grease, and immediately the drama in Drama Club starts heating up. Auditions are swamped, emotions run high, and everyone is stressing to make sure that every last detail—in both performance and production—is exactly right. Meanwhile, it’s all just a bit too much for Brianna, who takes some desperate measures to keep her head above water. Can the Drama Club nail their performance and keep Brianna from falling apart? And if they do, will the casting director take notice? It could be the chance of a lifetime, and no one wants to be the one to blow it.

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School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up- Ridgeport High School is an ordinary public school with an extraordinary theater department. As the students prepare to perform Grease , their spring musical, junior Brianna goes from motivated good girl to overachiever, relying on uppers and downers to get her through her jam-packed days. There is the usual cast of drama students within the main plot: the diva, the tech geek, the reluctant performer, the jock who can act, the homosexual, and the student director. The multiple points of view stay true to teen language, including instant messaging. The drug-use subplot is not explicit and is quickly and neatly resolved; Lerangis mainly shows the effects of the pills on Brianna (short temper, shaking hands, confusion, and delirium). Nice-boy Harrison deals with his racist, homophobic, Greek father, providing a father-son strained relationship as another narrative thread. Unlike Paul Ruditis's "Drama!" series (S & S), the theatrical aspect of the book isn't too technical and, in fact, provides much of the drama and hilarity. Overall, a solid and well-cast production.-Terrilyn Fleming, Colby Public Schools, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142408872
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/06/2007
Series:
Drama Club Series, #2
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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