WDI Children’s Summer Workshop

April 24th, 2016

Do you know a child who enjoys theatre and wants to learn more about performance or technical skills? Wheaton Drama workshops will help build confidence by giving the attendees first hand experience in creating a live production. Your child will learn how teamwork works in building a theatrical presentation…besides having fun and making new friends.The place to be this summer is Wheaton Drama’s Playhouse 111.

Registration now is available online

wheatondrama.org/order-tickets

July 11 – July 15, 2016

Performance Theatre

Grades K-5* morning session: 8:30 am -12:00 pm

Grades K -5* afternoon session: 1 pm -4:30 pm

(Choose one session only)

July 13 – 15, 2016

Technical Theatre

Grades 6-12*

July 13, 1 pm -4:30 pm

July 14-15, 9 am -4:30 pm

(Bring a sack lunch)

Choose area in which you would like to study: Stage managing/back stage crew, Sound design, or Lighting Design

July 18 – July 22, 2016

Performance Theatre

Grades 6-12* full day session 9 am -4:30 pm

(Bring a sack lunch)

July 20 – July 22, 2016

Technical Theatre

Grades 6-12*

July 20, 1 pm -4:30 pm

July 21 -22, 9 am -4:30 pm

(Bring a sack lunch)

Choose area in which you would like to study: Stage managing/back stage crew, Sound design, or Lighting Design

*grade level just completed

Saturday Performance

Grade K-5 morning class: July 16 -10:30 am

Grade K-5 afternoon class: July 16 -2:00 pm

Grade 6-8, High School: July 23 -10:00 am

Tuition

$100 for K -5th grades (half days)

$100 for Technical Theatre (per week)

$200 for 6th -12th grades (full days) 

 

www.wheatondrama.org/order-tickets/

630-690-1928

 

Forbidden Broadway Auditions

June 1st, 2016

Sunday July 24 from 4:00 – 8:00PM,

Monday July 25 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Call Backs (if needed) – Tuesday July 26 from 7:00 – 9:00PM

15 minute time slots.  Email three choices of hour and day to:   forbiddenbway@gmail.com. You will be contacted with confirmation of your appointment.

 

Cast: 2 – 4 women, 2 – 4 men (looking for the Broadway diva or divo)

Prepare: two sections from contrasting songs, please bring your sheet music with you – an accompanist will be provided

Women – 24 – 32 bars from a selection from Group A  and 24 – 32 bars from a selection from Group B

Men – 24 – 32 bars from a selection from Group B and 24 – 32 bars from a selection from Group C

 

Group A (Women)

  • Tomorrow (Annie) – Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) a la Carol Channing – America (West Side Story) a la Chita Rivera – Defying Gravity (Wicked) a la Idina Menzel) – I Dreamed A Dream (Les Mis) – On My Own (Les Mis) – You’re Just In Love (Call Me Madam) – Johnny One Note (Babes In Arms) – On A Clear Day (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever) a la Barbra Streisand

Group B (Women and Men)

  • Razzle Dazzle (Chicago) – Into The Woods (Into The Woods) – At The End Of The Day (Les Mis) – Seasons of Love (Rent) – The Song That Goes Like This (Spamalot) – You Can’t Stop The Beat (Hairspray) – What I Did For Love (Chorus Line)

Group C (Men)

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Wizard Of Oz) – Bring Him Home (Les Mis) a la Colm Wilkinson – Do You Hear The People Sing (Les Mis) – Music Of The Night (Phantom of The Opera) a la Michael Crawford – Seasons of Love (Rent) a la Adam Pascal – I Enjoy Being A Girl (Flower Drum Song) – Tradition (Fiddler On the Roof)  a la Zero Mostel

 

Forbidden Broadway will be performed September 16 – October 9 at Playhouse 111 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Opens To Great Success at Wheaton Drama!

May 27th, 2016

Audiences flocked to Wheaton Drama to see the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood on the weekend of May 20th, not knowing what to expect…and they found themselves actively participating in this wild and highly theatrical story! The audiences became part of the zany plot twists, noted the thought provoking clues, interacted with characters in emotionally charged relationships, and ultimately, voted on the ending! This created a rich story for each night, and produced a unique ending to each performance – a great experience in which the audience not only enjoyed themselves, but actively helped produce! Tickets are going fast — DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW !!!

How Will It End?
Wheaton Drama invites you to find out as we present The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Playhouse 111 in downtown Wheaton with a wonderfully talented cast including: Stan Austin, Mike Boyna, Carrington Breckenridge, Jack Corkery, Zachary Gibson, Terri Crain Goodman, Yvette Herczeg, Toria Hollyn, Meg McGarry, Lillian Perez, Christopher Picchione, Heidi Schultz, Pam Turlow, Sophia Vitello, and Matt Whalen.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be presented May 20th through June 12th. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 8:00 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. For ticket information go to www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820.

Preview: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

May 23rd, 2016

Click here to download a preview of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Monthly Meeting – May 24

May 1st, 2016

The May monthly meeting has been changed to May 24th to accommodate the dress rehearsal week prior to the opening of the Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Opens at Wheaton Drama

May 1st, 2016

How Will It End? The Audience Will Decide !

The Five Time Tony Award Winning Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood comes to the Wheaton Drama stage, opening Friday, May 20th.  Director Susan Able Barry, Musical Director Jaime Cohen,  Choreographer Harmony Hickey and Production Manager Rebecca Poole are excited to present this production to WDI patrons. With rehearsals in full swing, the cast and crew are working hard to bring our audiences a wild and highly theatrical story…a story in which only the audience can truly decide how it ends !

In this musical-within-a-musical, a second-rate company of players in Victorian England presents its flamboyant rendition of the famous and unfinished Charles Dickens novel. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Dickens, which was unfinished at the time of his death. The ending of the book is unknown. Though the novel is named after Edwin Drood, the plot focuses on Drood’s uncle, John Jasper, a choirmaster who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud, who also happens to be engaged to Drood. The play is set in 1892 in The Music Hall Royale. One of the production’s most talked about features is the unusual finale, where audience members will vote upon what happens in the ending. As a result, Each performance will be highly unpredictable for the audiences and actors alike !

How Will It End? Wheaton Drama invites you to find out as we present The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Playhouse 111 in Downtown Wheaton with a wonderfully talented cast including the likes of : Stan Austin, Mike Boyna, Carrington Breckenridge, Jack Corkery, Zachary Gibson, Terri Crain Goodman, Yvette Herczeg, Toria Hollyn,  Meg McGarry, Lillian Perez, Christopher Picchione, Heidi Schultz, Pam Turlow, Sophia Vitello, and Matt Whalen.

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be presented May 20 through June 12.  Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances 8:00 curtain and 3:00 curtain on Sundays.  For ticket information go to www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820

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