WDI announces its ‘Fiddler’ cast

July 31st, 2017

Director Carrie Dabelow proudly announces the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof,” running Sept. 15 through Oct. 8:
Tevye = Barry Norton
Golde = Mary Barrett
Tzeitel/Grandma Tzeitel = Emily Roldan
Hodel = Emma Lee
Chava = Reilly Roman
Shprintze = Kaia Ebel
Bielke = Ellie Struthers
Yente = Dee Hicks
Lazar Wolf = Don Dumper
Motel = Robert Hussey
Perchik = Jake Murphy
Mordcha = Richard Bucchi
Fyedka = Justin Lee
Constable/Nuchum the Beggar = Peter Buckley
Rabbi = Michael Terrill-Liesz
Fruma-Sarah/Ensemble = Paula Rada
Shaindel (Motel’s mother) = Toria Hollyn
Mendel = Stetson Cross
Yussel = Joel Sicker
Avram = Daniel Stokes
Sasha/Russian dancer = Cooper J. Meek
Fiddler = TBD
Ensemble Mama = Lisa Medearis
Ensemble Mama = Gabrielle Best
Ensemble Mama = Angel Novie
Ensemble Son = Vander England
Ensemble Son = Luke Grout
Ensemble Son = Thomas Mansour
Ensemble Daughter/Dance Tzeitel = Skylar McClure
Ensemble Daughter/Dance Hodel = Kayden Rothery
Ensemble Daughter/Dance Captain = Tess Denault
Ensemble Daughter = Gwendolynne Royle
Ensemble Daughter = Linda Coman
Ensemble Daughter = Brenna Sims

Kids’ acting workshop; register now for fall classes

July 29th, 2017

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA

Classes for Grades 1-8;
Fall session: Sept. 5 through Oct. 10
(Make-up date, if necessary: Oct. 17)

This six-week workshop is designed to strengthen acting “muscles.” Through acting games and exercises, students will work each week on a different aspect of acting technique including: movement, voice, characterization and pantomime. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits that youngsters can derive from this workshop.

To apply the skills they’ve learned, students will also rehearse a short 15-minute skit to be performed at the end of the final class.

New sessions will be posted throughout the year as registration opens (roughly a month before the class starts).

All sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons at these times:

Grades 1–4: 4 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Grades 5–8: 5 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.

Tuition: $100 per session per child

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Registration for each class will be open one month before the class begins. If there are not enough students enrolled in any given session, the class may be canceled. Notification of a canceled class will be sent out one week prior to the start of class; all money will be refunded.

Staff: Cindy Bolds is excited to join us again this year as our after-school instructor. Cindy is a longtime WDI member who taught most of the after-school classes last year. She is a certified teacher’s aide.

All instructors undergo an extensive background check.

For more information, please contact Elyse Willis at wdieducation@wheatondrama.org, or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.

Kids’ acting workshop; register now for fall classes

July 24th, 2017

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA

Classes for Grades 1-8;
Fall session: Sept. 5 through Oct. 10
(Make-up date, if necessary: Oct. 17)

This six-week workshop is designed to strengthen acting “muscles.” Through acting games and exercises, students will work each week on a different aspect of acting technique including: movement, voice, characterization and pantomime. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits that youngsters can derive from this workshop.

To apply the skills they’ve learned, students will also rehearse a short 15-minute skit to be performed at the end of the final class.

New sessions will be posted throughout the year as registration opens (roughly a month before the class starts).

All sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons at these times:

Grades 1–4: 4 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Grades 5–8: 5 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.

Tuition: $100 per session per child

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Registration for each class will be open one month before the class begins. If there are not enough students enrolled in any given session, the class may be canceled. Notification of a canceled class will be sent out one week prior to the start of class; all money will be refunded.

Staff: Cindy Bolds is excited to join us again this year as our after-school instructor. Cindy is a longtime WDI member who taught most of the after-school classes last year. She is a certified teacher’s aide.

All instructors undergo an extensive background check.

For more information, please contact Elyse Willis at wdieducation@wheatondrama.org, or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.

Kids’ acting classes; register for fall sessions

July 24th, 2017

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA

Classes for Grades 1-8;
Fall session: Sept. 5 through Oct. 10
(Make-up date, if necessary: Oct. 17)

This six-week workshop is designed to strengthen acting “muscles.” Through acting games and exercises, students will work each week on a different aspect of acting technique including: movement, voice, characterization and pantomime. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits that youngsters can derive from this workshop.

To apply the skills they’ve learned, students will also rehearse a short 15-minute skit to be performed at the end of the final class.

New sessions will be posted throughout the year as registration opens (roughly a month before the class starts).

All sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons at these times:

Grades 1-4: 4 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Grades 5–8: 5 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.

Tuition: $100 per session per child

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Registration for each class will be open one month before the class begins. If there are not enough students enrolled in any given session, the class may be canceled. Notification of a canceled class will be sent out one week prior to the start of class; all money will be refunded.

Staff: Cindy Bolds is excited to join us again this year as our after-school instructor. Cindy is a longtime WDI member who taught most of the after-school classes last year. She is a certified teacher’s aide.

All instructors undergo an extensive background check.

For more information, please contact Elyse Willis at wdieducation@wheatondrama.org, or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.

Our 2017-18 season brochure

July 6th, 2017

Please join us for a season filled with classics that have delighted audiences in greater Chicago and around the world.

WDI_Season_Brochure_online

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