Book-It Repertory Theatre

based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle posterAdapted and directed by Myra Platt
Music and lyrics by Justin Huertas
Starring Sara Porkalob

Pay-What-You-Will: Nov 29
Preview: Nov 30, Dec 1
Opening Night: Saturday, Dec 2, 2017
November 29–December 30, 2017


When Sophie (Sara Porkalob) unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, she finds herself transformed into an old woman. To break the enchantment, Sophie must strike a bargain with a fire demon and seek the help of the heartless wizard Howl before facing the Witch head-on. The award-winning novel–post-J.R.R. Tolkien, pre-J.K. Rowling–with music and lyrics by Justin Huertas inspires each of us to find our voice.


Randall Scott Carpenter Michael/Ensemble
John Coons Prince Justin/Ensemble
Michael Feldman*Howl
Rachel Guyer-Mafune Martha Hatter/Ensemble
Kate Jaeger* Witch of the Waste/Mrs. Fairfax
Katherine JettLily Angorian/Ensemble
Lamar LegendCalcifer/Ensemble
Sarah RussellLettie Hatter/Ensemble
Opal Peachey Mrs. Fanny Hatter/Ensemble
Sara Porkalob* Sophie Hatter
Tyler RogersWizard Suliman/Ensemble


Myra PlattAdapter/Director
Justin HuertasMusic and lyrics
Adam QuillianMusic Director
Julia Hayes WelchScenic Designer
Andrew D. SmithLighting Designer
Margaret ToomeyCostume Designer
Erin BednarzSound Designer
Emma Pihl*Stage Manager
Dan Schuy Production Manager
Benjamin RadinTechnical Director
Emily SershonProperties Master
Carmen RodriguezScenic Charge Artist
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Beyond-the-Book Events
Conversations that both illuminate Book-It’s production of Howl’s Moving Castle, a New Musical and act as catalysts for deeper exploration of the book’s themes. Events TBA.




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