Auditions for The Miracle Worker this month!

Thank you to everyone who supported us this past season. We're looking forward to bringing more live theatre to the North Shore starting this fall.

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Melissa Ehlers and Maria Sundquist - Producers
Paul Stickney - Stage Director
CT Hannon - Stage Manager


Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play.
Open call Sunday and Monday, August 27 and 28, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Callbacks Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

While there is no membership fee, we do ask cast members to pay for their scripts which they will then have to mark-up and keep (typically $12).


- The Characters -

ANNIE SULLIVAN - female, mid to late 20s. Strongly opinionated with a tremendous drive and energy. She is Helen's teacher. The demons of her past cause her to drive her student relentlessly. Partially blind and the subject of a recent operation to restore some of her sight, she constantly wears smoked glasses. She is physically strong and is involved in some very violent encounters. An Irish accent may be used.

HELEN KELLER - female, age 8-11. May be cast with an older actress who reads as a child. She is a deaf, blind and mute girl. Her inability to communicate with the outside world has rendered her frustrated, stubborn and violent. Her family underestimates her, which has made her sly and manipulative at times. She is involved in some intense physical scenes.

CAPTAIN KELLER - male, 40-50. A military man, he would like a well-ordered household. He is stern and brusque, but not unloving to his afflicted daughter.

KATE KELLER - female, 30-40s. A devoted mother and wife. She is torn by feelings of guilt for her inability to communicate with her daughter. Kate compensates by capitulating with treats and hugs to quell tantrums. She is determined, however, to give Helen every advantage in life.

JAMES KELLER - male, 20s. A lout. The Captain's son. Over-privileged and under-employed, he makes mean jokes he imagines as truth-telling. His embarrassment at living with his half-sister is plain.

AUNT EV - female, 40-60s. The Captain's sister. Proactive and determined, she is lighthearted and believes that Helen can be reached and taught.

DOCTOR HOWE - male, 60s. The family doctor who first diagnoses Helen's disability. He is concerned and knowledgeable.

AGNAGNOS - male, 50s. Annie's counselor at the Perkins School for the Blind. Kind and jovial, he has a warm spot for his former charge and confidently assesses both her weaknesses and her strengths.

VINEY - female, 30-50s. The Keller's Servant. Matter of fact and kind. She is fiercely protective of the Keller family.

MARTHA - female 10-12. Viney's daughter. Playmate to Helen.

PERCY - male, 8-10. Viney's son. Playmate to Helen.

PERKINS STUDENTS - female, children and teens. They are very fond of and affectionate to Annie. They gift her with the smoked glasses.


Production dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM on November 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2017; with a 2:00 PM Sunday matinée on November 12th.


Performances take place in the
Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church - Melrose, MA
(As for accessibility of the locale: five steps up, single floor to navigate
with slight slope up for refreshments and restrooms.)

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We are delighted to announce our 2017-2018 season!  Now soliciting applications from directors and stage managers.

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In addition to the support gleaned from ticket sales and fund raising, we invite you to further our work through tax-deductible donations!*

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Theatre To Go, Inc. produces three main stage shows a year.

Artists in Residence at
Trinity Episcopal Church, 131 W. Emerson St., Melrose, MA  02176


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