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Wellesley Theatre Project To Present MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS May 18th and 19th at 7pm, featuring students from the audition-only touring group, IMPACT! All performances will take place at The WTP Studios at The Wellesley Community Center, located at 219 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online in advance, or at the door.

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Based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson, and the 1944 MGM motion picture, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS examines one year in the life of the Smith family. The Smiths live in St. Louis just as the highly anticipated 1904 World’s Fair is preparing to take place there, until the father’s New York job offer threatens to take them away.

IMPACT! is comprised of students ranging from 4th grade through 12th grade who demonstrate advanced performance skills and leadership. The current students come from Wellesley, Natick, Needham, Newton, Waban, Sherborn, West Roxbury, Weston, and Concord communities. The group’s mission is for the students to engage in their local and global communities through outreach by addressing important social values through dramatic performance. IMPACT! is led by Ben Rush, WTP’s Artistic Director, and Eric Anderson Jr., Musical Director.

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is presented through special arrangements with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Songs are by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and the book is by Hugh Wheeler. Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providi ngstudents (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps. Upcoming WTP performances include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (June 8th-10th).

Registration is open for WTP’s 2018 Summer Camps. Sessions include 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: Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (Grades 2-8), Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (Grades 2-12), and Big Fish (Grades 9-12).

For more information about MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit us online or call 781- 235-1550.

Wellesley Theatre Project Presents 13: The Musical April 5th – 8th

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Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present, Jason Robert Brown’s 13: THE MUSICAL  Thursday, April 5th and Friday, April 6th at 7pm, Saturday April 7th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday April 8th at 2pm.  All performances will take place at The WTP Studios at The Wellesley Community Center, located at 219 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481.  Tickets are priced $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at http://wellesleytheatreproject.org/tickets  in advance, or at the door for $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

Written by Tony Award winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, 13: THE MUSICAL is an unforgettable rock musical about fitting in, and standing out.  Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain…or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?

Wellesley Theatre Project’s 13: THE MUSICAL features a talented cast of 18 students between the ages of twelve and fifteen. These cast members reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Needham, Natick, and Dover.

Registration is open for WTP’s Spring classes including Acting, Musical Theatre Dance, Improv, Stage Combat, and more! In addition, registration is open for WTP’s 2018 Summer Camps. Sessions include 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: Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (Grades 2-8), Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (Grades 2-12), and 1776: An American Musical (Grades 9-12).

For more information about Jason Robert Brown’s 13: THE MUSICAL or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781- 235-1550.

Celebrate the Coming of Spring With a March 4th Concert by the Wellesley Chamber Players

In the afternoon of the first Sunday of March, the Wellesley Chamber Players will celebrate the joyous coming of the spring season with piano trios written by Viennese composers, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. The concert is at 3pm on Sunday, March 4 at Beveridge Hall, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA.

Beveridge Hall is located on the grounds of the Dana Hall School at 45 Dana Road, off Grove Street, just up the street from Wellesley Center, with ample parking and easy access to the hall.

Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 12.41.00 PM       The internationally acclaimed classical musicians are passionate about music and are eager to share their love for music with the Wellesley community. The players have won numerous worldwide competitions. The artistic director, Jayoung Kim is a piano faculty member at the Dana Hall School of Music. Jayoung will be accompanied by violinist Zenas Hsu, who joined the players in 2015. Another outstanding guest performer is Sasha Scolnik-Brower, acclaimed cellist and conductor, who joined the players in 2016.

 

Refreshments will be served following the program, providing the opportunity to meet the performers. The suggested donation, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, helps to defray the cost of the concert series.

This year, in addition to their performances, the Wellesley Chamber Players is hosting a young artist chamber competition for students from the ages of 13 to 18 on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Dana Hall School of Music, Wellesley. The winner will perform with the Wellesley Chamber Players in their final concert on Sunday, May 13th.

Additional  information is available on the website.  Or email Jayoung Kim, jaykimpiano@gmail.com and Phyllis Glazerman, pglazerman@comcast.net.

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