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Break a Leg, Shannon Carter!

Kalena Miller

Shannon and her two best friends spend every summer at the local community theater. Elise is the actress, Fatima works the sound booth, and Shannon crafts costumes and props. But when the director overhears Shannon singing, he encourages her to come out from the wings and show the world what she can do. At first, Shannon is hesitant. As a twelve-year-old living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, routines are important. But when she braves the audition, she discovers that center stage is the one place where she doesn't feel anxious. She lands the role of Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and everyone is ecstatic…except Elise. To make matters worse, Shannon's eccentric grandmother moves in with her and Mom after a fluke house fire. Grandma Ruby has an opinion about everything, from how to treat OCD to the best methods for memorizing lines. There's squabbling at home, angry friends at the theater, and frustrating therapy assignments. What was supposed to be the perfect summer is now falling apart. As opening night approaches, Shannon feels pressure to save her friendship, to make Mom and Grandma Ruby to start acting like grown-ups, and to follow the old theatre adage: The Show Must Go On.
Release Date

Spring 2023

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Rights Available
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