Summer Classic

The Season of Adventure is Coming!

Any self-respecting adventure includes dangerous situations, narrow escapes, mysterious people and strange creatures, and problems to be solved through intelligence, skill and brave deeds. This coming season, there will be plenty to go around at WCT.

Mary Poppins flies into Whidbey Children's Theater, July 28 through Aug 6

  Annabella Harrison (Michael Banks) and Chloe Cranch (Jane Banks) look on as Director, Ty Molbak works choreography with the Chimney Sweeps for Step in Time. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Annabella Harrison (Michael Banks) and Chloe Cranch (Jane Banks) look on as Director, Ty Molbak works choreography with the Chimney Sweeps for Step in Time. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

A cast of youth and adult actors are performing one of Disney’s most popular movies of all time, Mary Poppins. The show is based on the books by P.L. Travers, the classic Walt Disney film, and Cameron Mackintosh's Broadway production that delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

This show is the final mainstage production of WCT’s 35th Anniversary Season, “Do You Believe in Magic?” and is a “Summer Classic,” featuring a cast of both youth and adult alumni, parents and other community artists.

  Director Ty Molbak works with Lulu Russo (Chimney Sweep Messenger) during Step in Time choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Director Ty Molbak works with Lulu Russo (Chimney Sweep Messenger) during Step in Time choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Mary Poppins tells the story of the Banks family in England in 1910, who are having problems finding a nanny who will stay on with the two Bank’s children, Jane and Michael. Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep and persuades the parents to let her take on this project.  Mary Poppins uses a combination of magic and common sense as she takes the children on many adventures that affect the children and their attitudes toward the world. She also helps their parents to understand one of her life lessons, “Anything can happen if you let it.”

The show is directed by Ty Molbak, also a WCT alumni; musical direction is provided by Andrea Frey Reineckert.

  Director Ty Molbak works with Chimney Sweeps during Down the Chimney choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Director Ty Molbak works with Chimney Sweeps during Down the Chimney choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

The show runs for two weekends: Friday and Saturday, July 28th and 29th, and Friday and Saturday, August 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. and there are Sunday matinees on July 30th (which is a Family Day Matinee when all tickets are $8), and August 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Whidbey Children’s Theater, 723 Camano Ave, Langley.

Tickets are $16 regular admission and $8 for youth, 18 and under, and may be purchased below or at the WCT Box Office, one hour prior to show time.  House opens 30 minutes prior to show time. Seating is general admission. Recommended for Ages five and over. No Late Seating

Whidbey Children's Theater is a registered 501c3 non-profit arts organization providing education through the performing arts for 35 years.



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Announcing our 35th Anniversary Season!

We did it! Thank you to all of our supporters—our community, our patrons, our donors, our volunteers, our actors—who helped make Raise the Curtain a successful event. After final tally (adding ticket sales, and absentee donations) we have not only met, but surpassed our goal of $15,000 toward our 35th Anniversary Season!!

Anniversary Announcement No. 1

Seussical the Musical, the Summer 2016 show of WCT’s “A Season to Remember” will be the inaugural production of the newest Whidbey Children’s Theater program, Summer Classic.

Seussical will open Thursday, July 28 and run through Sunday, August 7th and is dedicated to the Theater’s Tech Director, Rod Stewart for his many years of generous devotion.

The annual Summer Classic program will run with a different production each summer as a revival of the family-oriented, mixed-age productions from WCT’s history. An exclusive number of “adult” registration slots are available to WCT Alum, parents, guardians, and community members.

It is both satisfying and exhilarating to bring back this slice of WCT’s past. For years, WCT brought families together on stage to share the experiences—the fun and camaraderie—of theater. We are really looking forward to raising our curtains for a reprise of that magic!
— Cait Cassée, Executive Director
It is especially exciting to introduce this program that is so directly inspired by our past at this time. The Summer Classic is still a part of our season, but with a sort of specialty added. Once a year, we get to invite alum, community members, and the adults in the lives of our actors to experience that magic of theater alongside our youth actors. It will be an invaluable experience for our year-round actors who are used to sharing the stage with their peers. Now they get to share the stage with mentors and in some cases, their parents and guardians!
— Kathryn Lynn Morgen, Program & Production Manager

The Summer Classic program was developed by Kathryn Lynn Morgen and Cait Cassée, with inspiration from WCT Alum Family Member, Melinda Mack.

This year’s Summer Classic production, Seussical the Musical, begins rehearsals after Memorial Day for three days a week. Registration for Seussical the Musical begins Wednesday, February 24th at 10:00 am and is available online, by phone, and in person at Whidbey Children’s Theater. Registration is open to grades 3 - 12 and an exclusive number of adult roles will also be available.

More details will be announced at the beginning of February.