Celebrate World Book Day with Playhouse Favorites

April 17, 2020
Natalie Hulla

At the Playhouse, we love a great story. Many of our productions over the years are adaptations of cherished series and novels, including some of our most popular and beloved shows like A Christmas Carol. To celebrate World Book Day on April 23, go from the stage back to the page with these Kindle and audiobook editions of recent Playhouse shows.


 

For Families and Young Readers


A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

The story of a sinner who’s given one last chance at redemption.
Read now: Kindle | Audible

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Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Set sail on the journey of a lifetime when a courageous boy becomes entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition.
Read now: Kindle | Audible


The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A beloved family classic about a little girl who coaxes an abandoned garden back to life.
Read now: Kindle | Kindle Illustrated | Audible



To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Pulitzer Prize-winner is a timeless and timely tale of innocence lost and honor found.
Read now: Kindle | Audible

Peter and the Starcatcher
series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Encounter the Neverland you never knew in this hilarious and inventive Peter Pan prequel.
Read now: Five-book series on Kindle | Book One on Audible


Daddy Long Legs
by Jean Webster

The story of blossoming love between an 18-year-old orphan and the mysterious young benefactor who sends her to college.
Read now: Kindle | Kindle Illustrated | Audible

 


 

For Adult Readers

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Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood

A spine-tingling mystery of the mind will chill you to the bone.
Read now: Kindle | Audible
*Read more about Margaret Atwood’s literary career on our blog!


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Misery
by Stephen King

True life becomes stranger than fiction when a novelist is held captive by his “Number One Fan.”

Read now: Kindle | Audible

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon

Fifteen-year-old Christopher puts his remarkable intelligence to work by investigating the murder of his neighbor’s dog.
Read now: Kindle | Audible

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Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë

An unconventional governess finds an improbable love threatened by secrets all around her.
Read now: Kindle | Audible

 


I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
by Giulia Melucci

A mouth-watering comedy about good food and bad boyfriends.
Read now: Kindle | Audible



The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

The beloved worlds of Jane Austen’s era, represented in Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.
Read now: Kindle | Audible


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The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes

The famous British detective sets out on several adventures, as seen in Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery and next season’s world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
Read now: Kindle | Audible

 
Photo at top of Rin Allen and Margaret Ivey in Jane Eyre by Mikki Schaffner. The cast of A Christmas Carol, 2019. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.  Em Grosland, Andy Paterson and Barry Mulholland in Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Cameron Bartell and Caitlin Cohn in The Secret Garden. Photo by Sandy Mikki Schaffner. Gabriel Lawrence and John Feltch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. The cast of Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Sandy Underwood. Robert Adelman Hancock and Megan McGinnis in Daddy Long Legs. Photo by Sandy Underwood. R. Ward Duffy and Caroline Hewitt in Alias Grace. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Barbara Chisolm and David Whalen in Misery. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. The cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Michael Sharon and Margaret Ivey in Jane Eyre. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Antoinette LaVecchia in I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. Photo by Sandy Underwood. Katya Stepanov with Britian Seibert, Kate Goehring and Lindsey Kyler in Pride and Prejudice. Photo by Sandy Underwood. Rafael Untalan with Brian Owen and Jacob James in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

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