Take the Stage!
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Take the Stage - One-Act Play Series - Fall Production 2017
Join us for four performances featuring many of our most talented upper-level students. Each intimate evening performance features one-act plays by a variety of contemporary authors, staged and designed for the Little Theater, our studio theater space. Staff and student directors / designers will present four works focused on contemporary themes and geared to challenge both audience and actor to think outside the box.
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 Winterfest is driven by student concepts and artistic choices, it offers the audience a broad range of styles--from the latest trending hip-hop and beat-boy moves to more lyrical, modern forms of contemporary dance. Several pieces are also choreographed by staff and/or guest choreographers/alumnus, which often include tap, jazz, modern, ballroom, broadway and musical theatre style pieces.
James & the Giant Peach, Jr.
Sponsored by: Extra Credit Union
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach is now a Theatre for Young Audiences musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "masterpeach!"
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
Shrek the Musical
Sponsored by Hamilton Chevrolet
Music and lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.