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Play by D.W. Gregory
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
Winterfest Dance Concert
Winterfest is a celebration of dance, musical theatre and the young performing artists of WCSPA. Winterfest is almost completely conceptualized and produced by students, allowing them to work from vision to creation in the most authentic way. Many students also design technical aspects of the performance: from the lights, sounds and costumes, to the choreography and dancing--it is a true student creation.
Since this production is driven by student concepts and artistic choices, it often has a broad range of styles, from the most contemporary hip-hop and beat-boy moves to more lyrical and modern forms. Several pieces are also choreographed by staff and guest choreographers, which often include tap, jazz, modern, ballroom, broadway and musical theatre style pieces.
Sponsored by: Extra Credit Union
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Sponsored by Hamilton Chevrolet
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.
Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that's richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.
"YOU SIMPLY MUST SEE BIG FISH." - Norman Lear
"SPECTACULAR. BIG FISH has BIG talents, a BIG cast, a BIG orchestra, BIG production numbers and really BIG special effects..." - The New York Times
"REMARKABLE! A show for everyone who loves musicals. DON’T DARE MISS THIS!" - Variety
"4 stars! A GORGEOUS, CHARMING, DREAM MUSICAL! RAVISHING and ENCHANTING, with ONE KNOCKOUT DANCE NUMBER AFTER ANOTHER..." - Bloomberg News
"A HEARTFELT, POWERFUL AND MOVINGLY SCORED NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL full of QUALITY WRITING by JOHN AUGUST." - Chicago Tribune