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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.

Wellesley Theatre Project Presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr.

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Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present the musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr. Wednesday May 17, Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19, at 5:30pm and 7:30pm and Saturday, May 20 at 2pm and 5pm. All performances will take place at the Wellesley Community Center, located at 219 Washington St, Wellesley MA. Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 12.51.00 PMSpecially adapted from Roald Dahl’s timeless 1964 novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and his 1971 screenplay, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr. includes all your favorite infectious, danceable songs like “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination”, and “Oompa Loompa.”

World famous candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, has decided to retire and is looking for an heir to take over his factory. Five lucky winners of Wonka’s contest will find golden tickets inside of Wonka chocolate bars, and receive a tour of Wonka’s factory, and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Follow Charlie, Augustus, Violet, Veruca, Mike Teavee, and their parents on a delicious adventure to Wonka’s factory. Will they be able to follow the rules at Wonka’s factory- or will they suffer the consequences?

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 12.53.07 PMScreen Shot 2017-05-02 at 12.52.42 PMDue to a high demand in participation there are two talented casts filled with 70 students between the ages of seven and thirteen that comprise and electric ensemble of Candy Kids, and of course, the infamous Oompa-Loompas! Cast members reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Weston, Waban, Dover, Auburndale, Needham, Natick, Chestnut Hill, and Concord.

Our production is produced through special arrangements with Musical Theatre International, and is part of MTI’s Broadway Junior collection.

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 2017 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: The Lion King Jr. (Grades 2-8), Peter Pan (Grades 2-12), and Chicago (Grades 8-12).

For more information about Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr., Celebrating Five Years…A Teal Tie Affair!, or upcoming summer camps, visit our website or call 781-235-1550.

Wellesley Theatre Project Presents Miscast: A Musical Cabaret April 29th-30th at the WTP West Studio

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Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will
present MISCAST: A Musical Cabaret on Saturday April 29th at 5pm and Sunday April 30th at
2pm and 5pm, featuring students from the audition-only touring group, IMPACT! Admission is
$15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The cabaret will take place at the WTP studio,
located at 98R Central St. in Wellesley. Tickets can be purchased online or at the studio.

IMPACT! is comprised of students ranging from 2nd grade through 10th grade who demonstrate advanced performance skills and leadership. The current students come from the Wellesley, Natick, Waban, 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.

MISCAST: A Musical Cabaret will take traditional musical theatre selections and perform them untraditionally! Join us for solo and group performances with singing and dancing, appropriate for all ages, as well as original monologues written and performed by the students.

The group is led by Hannah Shihdanian, WTP’s Director of Community Outreach/Resident
Choreographer; and Eric Anderson Jr., Music Director. Hannah Shihdanian, director of the cabaret,says, “We chose the theme of Miscast because we think it’s important as actors, to imagine what itwould be like to walk in someone else’s shoes. These are also roles that some of these kids willnever get to play anywhere else!”

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 2017 Summer Camps. Sessions include three production camps
geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for PreK- 12th grade. The production camps are: The Lion King Jr. (Grades 2-8), Peter Pan (Grades 2-12), and Chicago (Grades 8-12).

For more information about the organization and the class offerings, please visit the website,
www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781-235-1550