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Posts Tagged ‘2012-2013’

“Into the Woods” promo video

Monday, May 20th, 2013

A short promotional video (MTI approved, of course) of our production of Into the Woods is now available for viewing! Click on the below link.
Into the Woods promo video
The show plays at Wheaton Drama through June 9, 2013. Tickets available elsewhere on this website, or call 630-260-1820. Thanks for watching and purchasing your tickets to venture Into the Woods with us!

“Romeo & Juliet” photos from first company meeting

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Garrett Ard (Romeo), Nikki Wilson (Juliet), Andrew Trygstad (Mercutio), and production manager Jackie Haiser at the first "Romeo & Juliet" read-through May 1. Photo by Steven Merkel.

Garrett Ard (Romeo), Nikki Wilson (Juliet), Andrew Trygstad (Mercutio), and production manager Jackie Haiser at the first “Romeo & Juliet” read-through May 1. Photo by Steven Merkel.

Susan Hajny measures Phoenix Heart (Paris) for costumes and reads the numbers to Tracy Adams. Photo by Steven Merkel.

Susan Hajny measures Phoenix Heart (Paris) for costumes and reads the numbers to Tracy Adams. Photo by Steven Merkel.

Raise your hand if you like Shakespeare! (Okay, so that's not really what was happening. More hands would have been raised!) Photo by Steven Merkel.

Raise your hand if you like Shakespeare! (Okay, so that’s not really what was happening. More hands would have been raised!) Photo by Steven Merkel.

"What, ho!" Finding the intentional (and unintentional) humour in Shakespeare. Photo by Steven Merkel.

“What, ho!” Finding the intentional (and unintentional) humour in Shakespeare. Photo by Steven Merkel.

Susan Hajny, Sharon Voss, Leah Rae Witt, Garrett Ard, Nikki Wilson, Katie Kanturek, and Andrew Trygstad at the "Romeo & Juliet" read-through May 1, 2013. Photo by Steven Merkel

Susan Hajny, Sharon Voss, Leah Rae Witt, Garrett Ard, Nikki Wilson, Katie Kanturek, and Andrew Trygstad at the “Romeo & Juliet” read-through May 1. Photo by Steven Merkel

Cast for “Romeo & Juliet”

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We extend our sincere thanks to the more than 50 auditioners for their time and efforts. Thanks are also due to to the staff for keeping things humming along over two exciting nights of auditions, and to the cast/crew of Into the Woods for sharing the space. Here is the cast of our 2013 Summer Studio Show, Romeo & Juliet:

Lady Capulet – Trish Ambrosio
Romeo – Garrett Ard
Sampson – Eric Faler
Rosaline – Emma Gotter
Paris – Phoenix Heart
Friar Laurence – Jim Hill
Friend to Juliet/Street Performer – Katie Kanturek
Police Officer/Street Performer – Emily Karnick
Fortune Teller – Jessica Keith
Capulet – Rod Kelly
Nurse – Kathy Martin
Gloria – Katheryn Pucillo
Peter/Police Officer/Street Performer – Ish Rios
Balthasar – Dan Stromquist
Mercutio – Andrew Trygstad
Abraham – John Trygstad
Montague – Tom Viskocil
Mayor – Sharon Voss
Tybalt – Eric Waddick
Young Montague – Jake Walker
William – Danny Weber
Benvolia – Lynda Wellhausen
Juliet – Nikki Wilson
Lady Montague – Leah Rae Witt

Performances of Romeo & Juliet will be June 28 at 8pm, June 29 at 8pm, June 30 at 3pm, July 5 at 8pm, July 6 at 8pm, and July 7 at 3pm at Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton. Tickets are $10 each. Seating is General Admission. Show contains mature themes and stage combat.

Wheaton Drama closes the 2012-2013 season with Into the Woods, performed May 17 through June 9. The 2013-2014 season includes Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians), Steel Magnolias, and The Music Man. Additional shows include Broadway Gems: Musicals You Might Have Missed – musical cabaret (2013 Summer Fundraiser) and It’s A Wonderful Life – Radio Show (2013 Holiday Fundraiser).

Show tickets and information at this website, or call 630-260-1820. Publicity contact: publicity@wheatondrama.org. Follow on Twitter at WDIpublicity.

Cast list updated 6/2/13.

Wheaton Drama Announces “Full Circle” Donations

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Wheaton Drama, Inc. is presenting Erich Maria Remarque and Peter Stone’s WWII drama, Full Circle.  Set in 1945 Berlin, a young woman and an escaped prisoner discover that sometimes there are more important things than just surviving. When a Gestapo Captain begins to suspect who they really are, the struggles between identity, love and responsibility threaten to overtake them all.

On March 11, the Wheaton Drama Board of Directors approved a proposal to donate Full Circle patron intermission concession funds to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Wheaton Drama, Inc. will match up to $250.

The themes in Full Circle powerfully connect with the Museum’s Mission Statement:  “The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.” (From  http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/)

Full Circle opens March 15 and runs through April 7, 2013 (Thursdays-Sundays, no show March 31) at Playhouse 111. Tickets are $13-$16 and are available for purchase at this website, or by calling 630-260-1820.

“Full Circle” Set Work Photos by Steven Merkel

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
First day of set work for "Full Circle". One has to make a mess in order to create, right?

First day of set work for “Full Circle”. One has to make a mess in order to create, right?

"Does this look level?" Pat Daly and Alan Bolds work on the "Full Circle" set.

“Does this look level?” Pat Daly and Alan Bolds work on the “Full Circle” set.

Scenic Artist R.J. Ogren creates another magnificent mural.

Scenic Artist R.J. Ogren creates another magnificent mural.

 

Director Sean Ogren (left) and Master Carpenter Ben Aylesworth at "Full Circle" set construction. Just a guess: Whatever the question was, the answer appears to be "No".

Director Sean Ogren (left) and Master Carpenter Ben Aylesworth at “Full Circle” set construction. Just a guess: Whatever the question was, the answer appears to be “No”.

 

The highly technical  "ponder and laugh" portion of the day.

The highly technical
“ponder and laugh” portion of the day.

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