Press - ​​​​The Witches

by Roald Dahl
adapted for the stage by David Wood
directed by Mercy Vasquez
March 12-20, 2016

Nicholas Studio

Witches! Not the evil ones with pointy hats. Everyone idolizes these witches—their leader is a pop icon. Who knows they’re cooking up a way to get rid of all the children in the world by turning them into mice? Only Grandma, who has a plan for Boy to stop them. But what if they turn him into a mouse? In this dark but compelling adaptation, there’ll be music and magic and chills and thrills, as Boy learns that love is the most powerful force on earth.

Set in modern England, The Witches is filled with characters—mice and frogs included—portrayed by the Junior Players, students (grades 5-8), chosen by audition after at least two years in SCR’s Theatre Conservatory, a year-round actor training program.

Find the press release, bios, headshots—as they become available—and more about the show on this page.


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The cast of The Witches, SCR's Junior Players production, March 12-20, 2016.  Photo by Ben Horak/SCR.


Grandma (Sarah Sparks) and Boy (Dominic Grack) in The Witches, SCR's Junior Players production, March 12-20.  Photo by Ben Horak/SCR.


Bruno (Sean Kato, front) and Boy (Dominic Grack) in The Witches, SCR’s Junior Players production. Photo by Ben Horak/SCR.