After losing her beloved grandpa Charlie to cancer, fourteen-year-old Alden Proctor moves from New York City to Michigan when her mother takes a job to save the Pantages Theatre, an old Vaudeville house fated to be demolished. Few people recall the theatre's prior existence. Well, few living people at least. But that's all about to change.
Overweight, self-conscious, and sick of being bullied by skinny haters in Manhattan, Alden hopes Michigan will be a new beginning for her. But, shortly after her arrival, a neighborhood boy named Raccoon makes fun of her weight. Alden finds solace and a home in the theatre after befriending Walter, the old caretaker, and Julie, a tap-dancing theatre kid.
But the Pantages has a secret, and Alden unknowingly stumbles upon it. Someone, or something doesn't want the theatre to reopen. Alden becomes a target, and she could be in danger. But Alden refuses to give up her newfound home. She's going to fight against that someone-whether they are of this world or the next.
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About the Author
Sarah Alden Combs worked as a professional actress for a decade, including starring in off-Broadway productions, regional theatre, and daytime dramas, before focusing her attention on teaching drama to high school youth, which she has done-along with directing-for over twenty-five years. She is a member of the Actors' Equity Association and a theatre director. She attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she received her BFA in musical theatre performance, and she also has an MA in theatre education. She resides in New York with her husband and has one son, who is a lighting designer in New York City. Theatre Ghost is her first novel.