Thursday, July 29, 2010

Free Student Performances at WFT on Friday August 13.

Wheelock Family Theatre proudly presents 2 free student performances on Friday August 13.
6:30- A Year With Frog and Toad (Kids Version)
8:00- A Mirror Up to Madness: Scenes from Award-winning Dramas.

These 2 performances are a culmination of a two-week Advanced Performance Class; for youth under the direction of Ilyse Robbins and John O'Neil, and for teen-agers under the tutelage of director Fran Weinberg. Realizing Wheelock Family Theatre students' talent and performing capabilities, this audition-based program is intended to enhance the developing artists' skills while providing an opportunity for a professional showcase.

6:30 - Based on the original books by Arnold Lobel, A Year With Frog and Toad is a delightful romp of story and song, rich in character and rife with situational hilarity. Trimmed to an hour's length these young performing artists will present a polished mini-musical that is appropriate for all ages.

8:00 - Excerpted from four major dramatic works: Medea by Euripides,The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer, "A Mirror Up to Madness" is an evening of selected scenes. The work challenges each student actor to approach unfamiliar characters, situations, and genres; resulting in a dramatic and exciting glimpse into each play. Sure to engage an older audience, this performance contains some adult subject matter and may not be appropriate for all ages.

Musical Theatre Students: Marissa Birne, Madeline Canfield, Natalie Cataldo, Julia Chase. Liliana Costa-Smith, Trey Gaskin, Ethan Hermanson, Brett Iarrobino, Isabel Keller, Gabriele Lyman-VonSteiger, Maya Mokady, Jenna Napolitano, Maya Newell, Betsy Ogrinc, Deidre Pedersen, Emily Sheeran, Lilia Smyth, Parker Williams, and Caroline Workman.

Drama Students: Alex Barber, Sydney Blaxill, Eleanor Bragg, Zoe Clayton, Hannah Dober, Emily Eldridge-Ingram, John Manning, Justin O'Brien, Alma Prelec, Matthew Robertson, Carlos Rojas, James Swanson, Felix Teich, and Talia Weingarten.

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