Big News for WCT Summer Classic 2018!
Life is full of surprises. After much vetting, debate, passionate voting and public excitement last spring, WCT announced The Hunchback of Notre Dame as our Summer Classic show for 2018. Since that announcement, our WCTeam has gained access to the full script, and learned that Hunchback not only requires greater resources than we originally were aware, but it also contains content that makes it un- (or less) suitable for our family friendly Summer Classic. This creates a challenge for our admin and production teams as we make the sad but necessary decision to look for a new show to fill our Summer Classic spot.
But…as they say, the show must go on - and from initial disappointment, great tidings emerge!
Whidbey Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce our Summer Classic 2018: Shrek, Jr.!
Our participants and communities have asked for Shrek for years, and we have been unable to get the rights until now. With plenty of opportunities for colorful, fun sets and costumes, and a great collection of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there’s a part for everyone in this family-friendly adventure story. SURPRISE! We could not be more excited to offer this show on our MainStage at last!
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
Registration for ages 8-18 (going into grade 3 - graduating from 12th grade) begins Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00am. Slots fill fast, so make sure and save the date! Call 360-221-8707 or go online to our website to register at www.wctmagic.org. Auditions by registration - a $50 deposit reserves a spot in the cast, with a waiting list if all spots fill. Rehearsals begin May 29. Performances July 20-29, 2018. For a full calendar, visit our website www.wctmagic.org
As always magically yours, Ann and The WCTeam