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Wylie Acting Group Presents A Seussified Christmas Carol

November 9-17, 2018

 

Wylie Acting Group (WAG) concludes its 2018 season with a fanciful reimagining of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas classic. A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL runs from November 9th to the 17th at the WAG theatre located at 205 Industrial Court, Suite 200B in Wylie, Texas.

 

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with special 2 p.m. matinee performances on both Saturdays. Wylie Acting Group is proud to offer a sensory-friendly show at the Saturday, November 10th 2 p.m. performance. We’ll keep the lights up and the smells low, so that everyone can enjoy the show! Tickets are $10 for children, $12 for adults, and can be purchased at the theatre box office or by visiting wylieactinggroup.org.

 

Written by Peter Bloedel and a spoof of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL brings Dr. Seuss style laughs to the stage and offers fun for the whole family. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is told in wacky rhymed couplets. Colorful characters, goofy ghosts, and blue-haired narrators brighten up the story of Scrooge’s change of heart, bringing a zany twist to the important lessons found in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Directors Melissa Harbison and Michelle Smith, along with the talented cast and crew, are ecstatic to present WAG’s volunteer-run production of the cheerful, holiday play, A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL.

 

About Wylie Acting Group


In 2010, a community group with a strong desire to create, promote, and support theatre arts opportunities for the children of Wylie founded Wylie Acting Group for Children. Spearheaded by Del Thatcher, their purpose was to found a nonprofit children’s community theatre group. That first year, it was a kind of magic to watch volunteers work in partnership to make community theatre happen for the children of Wylie.


In 2015, WAG debuted their first adult production and is now considered a family theatre, especially because the children’s productions require many volunteer hours from adults to be successful.


The magic of the first year continues thanks to hardworking, community service minded volunteers who give their time and talents because they believe strongly in the crucial contribution that theatre participation makes in communities.

Wylie Acting Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

 


 

September 25, 2018

Wylie Acting Group Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Performances on October 11-13, 2018

 

Wylie Acting Group (WAG) continues its 2018 season with an adult production of the award-winning musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.  Shows run from October 11th to 13th at the WAG theatre located at 205 Industrial Court, Suite 200B in Wylie, Texas.

 

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with a special 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday. Tickets are $10 for children, $12 for adults, and can be purchased at the theatre box office or by visiting wylieactinggroup.org. Attendees with children should note that the musical is PG–13 and contains adult themes.

 

Written by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken and based on the 1960 cult classic film of the same name, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS debuted Off-Off-Broadway in 1982. The horror comedy rock musical eventually made its way to Broadway and London’s West End and has remained popular with audiences in America and the UK since then. The stage musical is also well-known for inspiring veteran puppeteer Frank Oz to direct the 1986 movie starring Rick Moranis. Alan Menken’s music matches the 1960 setting with a combination of rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, and early Motown. Fan-beloved songs include the catchy title tune, Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere That’s Green, and Suddenly, Seymour.

 

In this campy musical, a meek floral shop assistant named Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a strange breed of plant he names Audrey II in honor of his quirky co-worker crush. Seymour nurtures the plant and welcomes the new customers it brings into the struggling shop, but he finds it ever more difficult to feed the plant what it needs – human blood!

 

Audrey II soon shows its true, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing, carnivorous ways, promising Seymour all the fame, fortune, and love he could ever want, so long as he keeps the blood coming. When Seymour discovers that Audrey II is intent on global domination, he must decide whether to sacrifice everything he’s ever wanted to save the world from the alien plant and all of its sinister spores.

Directors Jason Sturgeon and Nancy Whitney, along with the talented cast and crew, are delighted to present WAG’s volunteer-run production of the whacky, entertaining musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

 

About Wylie Acting Group


In 2010, a community group with a strong desire to create, promote, and support theatre arts opportunities for the children of Wylie founded Wylie Acting Group for Children. Spearheaded by Del Thatcher, their purpose was to found a nonprofit children’s community theatre group. That first year, it was a kind of magic to watch volunteers work in partnership to make community theatre happen for the children of Wylie.


In 2015, WAG debuted their first adult production and is now considered a family theatre, especially because the children’s productions require many volunteer hours from adults to be successful.


The magic continues year after year thanks to hardworking, community service minded volunteers who give their time and talents because they believe strongly in the crucial contribution that theatre participation makes in communities.

Wylie Acting Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

 

For more information, visit wylieactinggroup.org.

 

 

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