In-person registration for our W.H.A.T. Ed Program fall semester after school arts education classes has been extended.
Thursday, September 21 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 25th to 28th from 4 - 7 p.m.

2013-2014 Season

front_rocky SPECIAL EVENT: Rocky Horror Picture Show – SING-A-LONG Art Event Not Recommended for those under 14 Hearing Assistance October 26, 2013 @ 7:00pmEvent Managed by Paula Cavailer

Movie Directed by Jim Sharman

Screen Play by Richard O’Brien & Jim Sharman

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Well, now you can! Sing and act along with the the Campest Cult Classic of all time! Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror, you get on-screen lyrics and all the favorite sing-a-long-a features, and it’s never been so much fun. Your live host will lead you through a choral warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award prizes but it is YOU, the audience, who are the stars as you howl the night away! The movie takes place when a newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

front_cinderella MAIN STAGE: Disney’s Cinderella Musical Family Friendly Hearing AssistanceNovember 8-17, 2013Directed by Joe Ferriero

Music by Mack David and Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston

Book by Joe Ferriero

The timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! With a beautiful score including “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and the classic “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” Disney’s Cinderella will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true.  [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

front_christmascarol MAIN STAGE: A Christmas Carol   Family Friendly Hearing Assistance
December 6-14, 2013Directed by Sue Mandzik DavisBased on the story by Charles Dickens

Adapted for the stage by Christopher Schario

Focusing on Dickens’ powerful language, humor and warmth, this charming version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL simply and directly tells the story of the redemption of a human soul. The play follows the ever-powerful story of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being. Adapted for a company of six actors, accompanied by a fiddler, the play requires a minimum of sets, costumes and props. It begins with a child reading the story for the first time. As the scenes are played out behind him, the child becomes totally caught up in the story and is finally invited by the other characters to enter the play as one of them. With traditional carols and English folk tunes creating the proper atmosphere, the world of Scrooge, Fezziwig and Tiny Tim comes alive, igniting the holiday spirit for young and old alike. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

front_80s SPECIAL EVENT: 24-Hour Musical Challenge: Back to the 80’s Musical Family Friendly Hearing Assistance January 11 – 7:30pm — ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!Directed by Michele Sarnoski

W.H.A.T. likes to begin each NEW Year with our 24 hour musical challenge. A group of actors, actresses, dancers, tech crew, stage crew, muscicans and plain theater folk get together and are given 24 hours to produce a musical! This year’s musical is Back to the 80’s!

Remember when actors became American Presidents? When Bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool? When Atari was cutting edge technology? BACK TO THE 80′s is a “totally awesome” musical that tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980′s, as remembered and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something. Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80′s party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will not only delight and amuse an audience of any age, but will also inspire any young person. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

front_cat MAIN STAGE: Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat  Family Friendly Hearing Assistance
March 1-9, 2014Directed by Marilyn SchilkieAdapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that THE CAT IN THE HAT is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

front_steel MAIN STAGE: Steel Magnolias Hearing Assistance
April 4-12, 2014Directed by Beatriz Esteban-MessinaWritten By Robert Harling

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

front_fantastics MAIN STAGE: The Fantasticks Musical Hearing Assistance
June 6-14, 2014Directed by Robert StrauchBook by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Based on Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand

Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. THE FANTASTICKS is the longest-running production of any kind in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

front_SHARK EDUCATION PROGRAM: SHARK! The Musical Musical Cast: Children  Hearing Assistance
tbaDirected by Joe FerrieroBook by Joe Ferriero
Music & Lyrics by Jill & Michael Gallina

What does is mean to be a shark? A young shark wants to know how to be the best shark in the world!  Join our young shark on this adventure under the sea!  Whales, Jellyfish and even Lobsters join in to teach all about sharks and the ocean in general! [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

front_OCEANS EDUCATION PROGRAM: OCEANS! The Musical Musical Cast: Children  Hearing Assistance
tbaDirected by Terry WagnerBook by Joe Ferriero
Music & Lyrics by Jill & Michael Gallina

Dive under the sea and learn about seat turtles, scallops, oysters, clams and even the octopus.  Join us as we dance the Sea Turtle Swish. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

 

All productions are subject to final contracts provided by licensing agents.

 

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