Emerson Stage

Small Steps

By Louis Sachar
Adapted from the book by Louis Sachar
Directed by Bob Colby
Annual Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production

In the high-energy sequel to Louis Sachar’s popular Holes, Armpit has been released from the Camp Green Lake juvenile detention center for two years. He is focused on getting his life on a track to success, but frequently finds himself a victim of his past. Through his struggle to turn his life around, Armpit’s neighbor Ginny, who lives with cerebral palsy, is by his side as the only person who truly believes in him. Together, they learn to take small steps toward a better future.


Paramount Mainstage (Directions)
November 8–11, 2012

Public Performances

Friday, November 9: 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 10: 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 11: 2:00 pm

School Performances

Thursday, November 8: 10:00 am
Friday, November 9: 10:00 am

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Tickets: $20 General Audience, $15 Students & Seniors, $10 Emerson Community

book your school group now for school performances! please contact tyler L. york at tyler_york@emerson.edu

Creative Team

  Bob Colby
Music Supervisor   Todd C. Gordon
Scenic Designer   Crystal Tiala
Costume Designer   Chloe Goldberg
Lighting Designer   Grayson Breen
Sound Designer   Mike Stanton
Dramaturg   Elizabeth Smart
Stage Manager   Katelynn Cooper

Acting Company

Tatiana / Women in Line / Girl
  Aina Adler
Backup Singer / Dancer   Carly Barnette
Kaira's Mother   Taylor Bennett
Backup Singer / Dancer   Hallie Brevetti
Armpit   Sheldon Brown
Backup Singer / Dancer   Kayla Foster
Fred   Benjamin Heath
Jack / Policeman   Nash Hightower
Waitress / Security Guard   Faith Howes
Aileen / Debbie Newberg / Girl's Friend   Nora Hyde
El Genius   Jayson James
Ginny   Theresa Nguyen
Cherry Lane   Rebecca Opstad
Kaira   Talia Robinson
X-Ray   Marc Pierre