The classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” has come to life at the Pantages Theatre.

Writer Aaron Sorkin has adapted Harper Lee’s words for the stage in a new play that debuted on Broadway in 2018. It stars Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch and Melanie Moore as Scout Finch.

KTLA Entertainment Reporter Olivia De Bortoli sat down with Thomas and Moore to talk about “To Kill a Mockingbird” and its relevancy nearly 62 years after it first hit bookshelves.

“I think it’s sadly relevant after all these years,” explained Moore. “The fact that an audience can walk in and watch a story happening in 1934, that looks so similar to 2022 is such a shame but is also why it is so relevant.”

“I hadn’t read [the book] since school,” revealed Thomas. “It’s a very different book to read as an adult and as a parent. People who haven’t read it since they were young should read it.”

The play comes to life on the stage at Pantages Theater in Hollywood and will be going on until Nov. 27. For tickets and more information, visit

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 10, 2022.