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Harriet the Spy
Producer: Joseph Walsh
Parent Liaison:Pam Greenberg
Director:Anthony Bruno
Ages: 7–12
Fee: $200 due by 3/25/19.
No refunds after 3/25/19.
Registration: Starting Jan 25
Meeting: Sunday Mar 10th 5:30–6:30 PM Mandatory ACTor/Parent Meeting
Audition Workshops:

Mon Mar 18: Audition WS 1

Wed Mar 20: Audition WS 2

Thu Mar 21: Callback WS


First Rehearsal: Mon Mar 25

Mondays: 5–8 PM

Wednesdays: 5–8 PM

Thursdays: later in the process

Tech Schedule:

Mon May 6: Tech

Tue May 7: Dress 1

Wed May 8: Dress 2

Full Rehearsal Schedule Draft.


7 PM Thu May 9

7 PM Fri May 10

2 PM Sat May 11

7 PM Sat May 11

Trinity Baptist

Harriet Artwork
Reduced program fees are available to those who require financial assistance. An application for reduced program fees must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the first meeting of a production or workshop to be considered. Please contact the treasurer for more information.

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Welcome to ACT's 2019 Spring Production of Harriet the Spy

Guides: Only one of the following paragraphs will be displayed at a time. Please make sure the information is accurate for each case.

regpreview: Registration for this production will open on January 25th on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS and will remain open UNTIL FULL. Please see the production page for more information.

regopened: Registration for this production is open now on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS and will remain open until filled. Please see the production page for more information.

regclosed: Registration for this production is now closed. Please see the production page for more information.

Acceptance into this production will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period. All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in an audition workshop to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

A draft of the full rehearsal schedule will be available from February 8th, 2019. ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs, technical and dress rehearsals from MONDAY APRIL 29TH ONWARD. All actors and one parent must attend an informational meeting on Sunday, March 3rd where we will share more details about the production, the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.

All registration and audition forms (audition, measurement, health, liability and behavior) must be completed and received by Monday, March 11th. Payments will be due on Monday, March 25th.

Further audition workshop information and scheduling will be provided after registration is closed.

As is our standard policy, final casting decisions will not be made until after the first week of rehearsals. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast and explore the show.

If you have any questions about registration, please email

[Production Page]

About the Show

Harriet M. Welch is the willful only child of well-to-do socialites. She is also a spy, who observes her friends and neighbors and writes about them in her notebook. Harriet spends much of her time with her loving nurse Ole Golly, who artfully teaches her about life. One fateful night Ole Golly announces she plans to marry and move to Canada. Soon after, Harriet’s notebook is found and read by all her friends and classmates. Harriet’s blunt and mean observations in her notebook cause everyone at school to dislike her. Harriet is distressed and spirals out of control until she gets a visit from Ole Golly, who shares with her the helpful tip, “Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.”

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