VOTING IS NOW CLOSED
Join us at Raise the Curtain for a final chance to decide what
shows will be a part of our 35th Anniversary Season!
$1 = 1 Vote
Fall Musical, November 2016
Summer Classic, August 2017
Updated 4/29/16 @ 11:59pm
Online Voting Closes Friday, April 29th @ 11:59pm
FALL MUSICAL, NOVEMBER 2016
For Grades 3 - 12
THE SECRET GARDEN
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky but kind doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-in-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with
SUMMER CLASSIC, AUGUST 2017
For Grades 3 - 12 & Adults
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
The Power of Your Vote
It costs anywhere from $6-10k to put on a single production. Royalties, scripts, costumes, set materials, technical materials, professional stipends, and other production costs from this are barely covered by ticket sales and tuition costs, which we strive to keep as low as possible to allow full access. But our program is growing vigorously and last season 38% of our participants utilized our scholarship fund to participate. So, when we fundraise for programming we are also fundraising to enable students for whom full tuition can be a financial burden. WCT has never turned a child away for financial reasons, and we work hard to keep the scholarship fund coffers prepared to handle the needs of this community’s young people. If you break all that down, it means that with little to no profit made on productions, fundraising is a critically necessary piece of our program to help cover operational costs like staff, facilities, program development, grant writing, and more.
Thank you for supporting the community, collaboration, and creative space Whidbey Children's Theater provides to the youth of our community through training in the performing arts!
Online voting is open from Monday, February 1st to Friday, April 29th.
Final rounds of voting will take place at Raise the Curtain on Saturday, April 30th at Whidbey Children's Theater. There the productions to raise the most money will be revealed, along with the rest of our 2016-2017 Season.
Raise the Curtain and Vote for the Season are fundraisers for Whidbey Children's Theater, a registered 501c3 non-profit arts organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
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