Adam Frontera receives the lead in “The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Adam Frontera, an Arrowhead freshmen, auditioned for the lead in Lake Country Playhouse’s “The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time.” Frontera will be playing the 15 year old lead Chistopher Bonne.


There are a total of ten performances throughout May, 2023. Performance dates and times can be found here. All showings will be held at The Lake Country Playhouse located at 221 East Capitol Drive Hartland, WI. 


Tickets are $25.00 for general admission, and for groups larger than ten $22.00. Tickets can be purchased here


The play is based on a novel written by Mark Haddon titled The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The plot consists of the protagonist Christopher, being blamed for the death of his neighbor’s dog Wellington. In order to prove his innocence, Christopher decides to solve the case himself. 


Frontera said, “It is truly such an honor to have received this part at such a young age. The directors were considering 15-30 year olds for this part and I received it at only 14.”


The audition was the first weekend of February, on the 4th and 5th. It consisted of cold reads, where actors auditioned for multiple parts. The people auditioning read through about 10 scenes from the show with different combos of people.


Frontera said, “I was so thrilled when I found out I got the part from a phone call from the director. This show is such a wonderfully written show that won many Tonys in 2015 including best choreography, and it was not even a musical. I have been involved at Lake Country Playhouse for around six years, but only with the Academy, so this will be my first endeavor with the main stage.”


The cast includes Adam Frontera as Christopher Boone, Jen Anderson as Siobhan, Zachary Henke as Ed the father, and Leysa Miner as Judy the mother. Supporting characters are played by Lori Woodford, Goo, Job Goltz, Mike Crowley, and Todd Herdt. 


The play is suitable for ages 13+  due to strong language, intense visual and auditory effects. There are themes consisting of violent behavior, domestic violence, self-injury and Negative attitudes towards people with autism portrayed by some characters according to Lake Country Playhouse.