Nate Foster has a dream to be an actor but no one understands him here in Jankburg, Pennsylvania. Secretly, Nate runs away to New York to follow his dream and act in ET the musical.
Stop this Bus!
Nate has to make it home on time before his parents show up, but he gets a callback for the audtion which make it even harder. Decidedly, he has to ask Libby, his best friend to stall.
Nate Foster go outside now!
Nate is in New York where he discovers new things on his way to his audtion spot. Nate has to use his brother's ID, but the lady finds out it is fake. When the lady asks for a adult to represent him his aunt appears.
When Nate is on a bus back to Jankburg, because his audtion went bad he gets a call. The caller is the casting place and he got to the next round so he gets off the bus.
Nate gets to the audtion and he does very well on it. After that, he needs to find his aunt's place so he has somewhere to stay. When he does he finds out he does not get the part. Then, his mom comes and he gets a miracle callback.
Nate's mom shows up in New York, but she is drunk so his Aunt stops him from going with her. His mom gets better, and they all talk it out. Finally, Nate gets the call from the audtion and he gets the part.