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Shem Michaels from Stage Wars Shem Michaels loves youth theater! He hopes to attend Juilliard and perform on Broadway some day. He attends Green Bluff Creative Academy, a little north of Spokane, Washington, where he gets to try out for two plays a year. His family owns an apple orchard. So when he's not studying his lines for a play or doing homework, he's out working in the orchard with his family. He has a one-year-younger-than-him sister--Cammie. They get along most of the time. She chatters a lot, which drives him nuts. But they both love theater, and they enjoy playing Monopoly and other board games together. The one person he has trouble getting along with is TJ.
Debz Elijah from Stage Wars
Debz Elijah is crazy about youth theater! Ever since kindergarten, she's been in love with dressing up in costumes and pretending she was someone else. That's how she and Shem met. When they first showed up in Mrs. Ripple's class, they found some costumes and jewelry and quickly dressed up. She chose to be Queen Elizabeth, although she had some trouble keeping the crown on her head. Shem put on an Elvis wig and sang "Hound Dog" real loud. Debz enjoys her role as Queen Dalynn, reminiscent of her days as the Queen of England in kindergarten. "It's fun getting together and having lots of friends in drama class!"
TJ Fortine from Stage Wars TJ Fortine is sure he's the best actor in Green Bluff Academy's theater class. Although Shem keeps trying to outdo him, he'll never be a primary lead as long as TJ's around. That's for sure. But, things have been pretty rough for TJ lately. His mom died several years ago. His dad's in prison. Now, TJ lives with his grandparents. And he hasn't been too nice to them either. In fact, he's pretty grouchy to everyone at home and at school. Especially Shem Michaels. Of course, things started to change when he accidentally fell into a . . . well, you'll have to read all about that in Stage Wars.
Claire Moss from Stage Wars
Claire Moss loves to read and write medieval stories. Mrs. Dragoon, the theater director, is allowing Claire to audit theater class to help with a special writing project. Claire is so excited to watch the actors, even though she doesn't want to be an actor herself. The thrill of a medieval story pulls her right in and she starts typing on her laptop. Later, when she goes on an adventure with Professor Plunkmeyer, her dreams come true when she gets to see the 11th century for real!!
Philly Davidson from Stage Wars

Philly Davidson likes theater and sports equally. When their drama class gets to learn about sword fighting, it's one of the best days of his life! But he's so eager to grab the sword, he almost gets into trouble with Mrs. Dragoon and loses his chance to practice. Philly has a habit of playing around too roughly sometimes. He likes to punch someone's arm or mess up their hair--all in fun, of course! Also, he's curious about the new friendship going on between Shem and TJ. They must be up to something suspicious, and he's determined to find out what it is!

Cammie Michaels from Stage Wars Cammie Michaels loves the word fabulous! Theater is fabulous. Being at school with friends is fabulous. Getting to play Jester in Island of Shalamar is fabulous. One of her favorite things to do is play games with her brother, Shem. And sometimes she wins! That is truly fabulous. Being Jester is a kick. She likes squealing "Hothead" whenever she gets the chance. And if she can throw in a "fabulous" she will!


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