, Newburyport, MA


July 11, 2013

Adventures in Munchkinland

Port girl in North Shore's Music Theatre's 'The Wizard of Oz'


And she has no plans to slow down once school starts. She’s been cast as Jessie in the Boston premiere of “A Little Princess,” a musical opening in November that is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A seventh-grader at Berwick Academy in Maine, she will take the hourlong bus ride to and from school, have about two hours to do homework when she gets home, and then head into Boston for nightly rehearsals that can last until 11 p.m.

She figures she’ll get about five hours of sleep a night, plus extra snoozing during the drives to and from Maine and Boston. But she’s not daunted.

“It’s definitely all worth it in the end,” she said.

And it’s all helping her work toward her ultimate dream: “I want to definitely be on Broadway, that’s the goal,” she said.

If you go

What: “The Wizard of Oz”

When: July 16 through Aug. 4

Where: North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly

How: Tickets are $45-$75. To purchase and for show times, call 978-232-7200 or visit




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