Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present the musicals, Honk Jr. and Urinetown, the Musical Thursday, May 14, Friday May 15, and Saturday May 16. All performances will take place at the Wilson Middle School Auditorium, 22 Rutledge Road, Natick. Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.
Honk, Jr., an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fable of the Ugly Duckling, is a celebration of embracing each other’s’ differences. Honk, Jr. will be presented by two separate casts from WTP’s Elementary Production Class. Performances are May 14 at 5:30pm, May 15 at 5:30pm, and May 16 at 1pm and 3:30pm.
Urinetown, the Musical is an award-winning satire about a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought. Due to a government ban on private toilets, the citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amidst this oppression, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Urinetown, the Musical is presented by WTP’s 6th-12th grade Production Class and performances are May 14 at 8pm, May 15 at 8pm, and May 16 at 6pm.
WTP Production Classes, featuring three casts of 85 students between the ages of seven to nineteen, began rehearsals in January. Cast members reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Needham, Natick, Newton, Waban, and Winchester.
The production staff includes: Hillary Drew, Director of Urinetown, the Musical; Hannah Shihdanian, Director and Choreographer of Honk Jr. and Choreographer of Urinetown, the Musical; Tristan Bouchard, Musical Director; Peter Waldron, Set Designer; and Elizabeth Cole Sheehan, Costume Designer.
Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.
Registration is open for WTP’s 2015 Summer Camps. Sessions offer three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade, in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K-12th grade. The production camps are: Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Kids (Grades 2-8), Oklahoma (Grades 2-12), and The Addams Family, the Musical (Grades 8-12).