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Chicago Arrives in Wellesley!

Don’t miss out on this Jazzy Golden age classic with the folks from WTP!

“I didn’t do it!” Well, someone had to, so Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will find out who with CHICAGO, the longest running American musical in Broadway history. Performances will take place Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 PM, Friday, August 18 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 PM. All performances will be held at the Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Doors open 30 mins prior to showtime.

Tickets purchased in advance are priced $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org/tickets or by calling 781-235-1550.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Group discounts and gift certificates are available. Ticket information is listed on our production website: http://www.wellesleytheatreproject.org.

Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 3.47.43 PMJoin us in roaring twenties in the city of Chicago, as convicted chorus girl Roxie Hart vies for the spotlight in media headlines against another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelley. After being convicted of murdering faithless lovers, and unsuccessfully placing the blame on their husbands, the women join forces in search of their own American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal.  With this comes mobs of journalists, lawyers, criminals, and the appetite for fame. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that includes “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango” originally staged by Bob Fosse. Cast members of CHICAGO. reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Newton,  Needham, Natick, Lexington, Framingham, Sherborn, Brookline, Waban, West Roxbury, and Wayland.

Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 3.47.54 PMCHICAGO production staff includes: Benjamin Rush, Director; Hannah Shihdanian, Choreographer; Eric Anderson Jr., Music Director; Alexa Lambert, Stage Manager; Peter Waldrone, Scenic Designer; Megan Pillsbury, Costume Designer; and Seif Cristobal, Lighting Designer. Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Produced through special arrangements with Samuel French.

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 Fall classes and productions of Madagascar, Jr. and A Christmas Carol.

For more information about CHICAGO or or upcoming production classes, visit the website or call 781-235-1550.

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Wellesley Theatre Project Presents Disney’s Lion King, Kids!

wtp_LionKing_posterCan’t wait to be king? You’re in luck because Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) is presenting Disney’s LION KING, KIDS! a musical for all ages! Performances will take place Friday, July 7 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, July 8 at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. All performances will be held at the Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Doors open 30 mins prior to showtime.

Tickets purchased in advance are priced $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or by calling 781-235-1550. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Group discounts and gift certificates are available. Ticket information is listed on our production website:

www.wellesleytheatreproject.org/tickets/.

Adapted from the 1994 film, Disney’s LION KING, KIDS! comes to the WTP stage showcasing everyone’s favorite Disney songs, like “Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata”. In this famous Disney tale, a young Simba prepares himself to become king one day, but Scar has other plans. Join Simba and meet a wild cast of characters like Nala, Timon, and Pumba. A talented cast and crew of 48 summer production camp students between the ages of seven and fifteen, bring the ensemble of animals to life. Cast members of Disney’s LION KING, KIDS! reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Weston, Newton, Waban, Auburndale, Needham, Milton, Wayland, Westwood, Natick, Franklin, Sherborn, and Waltham.

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 2016 Summer Camps. The remaining camps include 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: Peter Pan (Grades 2-12), and Chicago (Grades 8-12). Photo 1Photo 2

Boston’s Mix 104.1 Comes to Bach to Rock Wellesley

Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 10.46.52 AMBach to Rock welcomes Boston’s Best Variety Mix 104.1 to Wellesley, taking place at Bach to Rock on Tuesday, July 11th from 11am to 12pm, and hosting the event will be Wellesley’s own, Sue Brady Hartigan.

Mix 104.1 will be giving away free ice cream courtesy of Turkey Hill, along with music, games, prizes, and including a chance to win a free birthday party courtesy of Bach to Rock.

The event is free to the public and is for all ages.

Bach to Rock is located at 200a Linden Street in the Shops at Linden Square Wellesley – across from the CVS drive-thru.

About Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock (B2R) is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. B2R knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy.  With 23 schools including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas. Follow B2R on Facebook at www.facebook.com/B2RWellesleyMA. For more information, visit www.wellesley.b2rmusic.com or call 781-943-3944.