Peter Lerangis performed in the touring company for a major Broadway show, and is the author of over 100 books for young readers, including the Spy X series, the Watchers series, the Antarctica series, Smiler's Bones, and many TV and movie tie-ins. He lives in New York City.
The Fall Musical (Drama Club Series #1)by Peter Lerangis
It’s a new school year, and for Casey Chang it’s a chance to make a fresh start away from the bad memories in her old town. But for the Drama Club of Ridgefield High, it means a chance to recruit new members. And Brianna Glaser—the Type A co-president of the club—has her sights set on the new girl. But Casey soon finds herself sucked into… See more details below
It’s a new school year, and for Casey Chang it’s a chance to make a fresh start away from the bad memories in her old town. But for the Drama Club of Ridgefield High, it means a chance to recruit new members. And Brianna Glaser—the Type A co-president of the club—has her sights set on the new girl. But Casey soon finds herself sucked into the excitement and drama. For these kids, Drama Club isn’t just about a school play, it’s about passion and dreams and the future. All Casey wanted was a new life for herself, but Drama Club has opened up a whole new world.
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Wow!!! This book really stuck with me and I have to give a huge round of applause to Casey(Kara) Chang!!! She had the worst thing happen to her at her old hometown, and she gets the chance to have a fresh start in Ridgeport, Long Island. What makes Ridgeport so different is they dont focus on athletics, they focus on the Drama Club and the awesome shows they put on. Casey gets drawn into the DC and quickly gets into the role of stage manager and you see her struggles all thru the novel. She finally confesses to Kyle(her crush) and Brianna(the Type-A girl) and she feels her burden loosen up. The pacing is very wild, but you get drawn in very quickly and end up rooting for Casey and the cast to make the show a success. I love the characters and the way the author sprinkles in emails sent to past Drama Club members to bring more insight to the characters actions and feelings. Drama Club is now high on my list of books to turn my friends onto!
A new year, a new school, and a new identity.
Casey, formerly known as Karen Chang, is ready to get rid of her goody-two-shoes, perfect student image, and get into something that doesn't involve a calculator. Moving to Ridgeport, Long Island, is the perfect chance, and attending Ridgeport High School gives her an even better one.
Unlike most high schools, which are known for their athletics teams, Ridgeport High cares very little about sports, even though they are still present, and instead puts the spotlight on their very successful drama club.
On her first day at Ridgeport, Casey meets Brianna Glaser, co-president of the drama club. Casey's a one-way ticket into this new world. Right off the bat, Brianna sees Casey as a very good candidate for the stage manager position of the drama club. Of course, Casey isn't too sure about this, since she doesn't know the first about being a stage manager.
Taking the position does have one incentive: being able to spend time with Kyle Taggart, the very charming football star/actor/singer who is on every girl's mind and who seems to be interested in Casey.
Can Casey fit into theater, find a boyfriend in Kyle, become the perfect stage manager, all the while keeping her real name under wraps? There is always drama in the DC!
Fans of any sort of drama will want to get their hands on this new series that separates itself from most out on the bookshelves. Let's just hope that more drama will come our way.