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Adam Apple, the wheeler dealer director of Camp John Smith is in trouble.  He and his sidekick, Willard, are destined for “a real job” unless they get their camp in shape.  But the rambunctious “gentlemen of John Smith” need a place to stay until things get put back together.  Adam finally convinces Eve Hunnicutt, the manager of the girls’ fashionable Camp Pocahontas, to give the boys a home.  When serene Pocahontas comes in contact with wild John Smith, this entertaining farce bursts with hilarity.  Of course, no one is to know the boys are staying, including the camp’s owner, Mrs. Thistlemist.  Keeping any calm, however, is beyond reality when a parade of hilarious characters in addition to the John Smith boys wander into camp:  Elmer Crumb, from the carnival with his associate, Cleopatra Nile, who is never without her snakes, Clams Marinara, the notorious hood (who has a wild tune written about him!), the flashily-dressed Dixie, who carries a dinky pistol in a violin case, and the Mo Sisters, three ladies(?)  making a celebrity visit to Camp Pocahontas.  Toss in a poison ivy victim who resembles a walking mummy…  that’s just for starters!  Problems stack on top of each other until once charming Camp Pocahontas is declared unfit for habitation by the state inspector.

 

 

Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their parents—and in particular Mr. Banks—are insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”

 

 

You’ll be humming ’Scooby Dooby Doo…’ when you read this spooky mystery comedy, because it feels just like an adventure from our favorite cartoon detective show!  A motley crew of visitors, including the eccentric Ms. Flagg with her troupe of bickering high school science students, shows up for a weekend stay at Sammy’s Swamp.  In its prime, it was the beautiful Lake Shimmer Resort, but that was 30 years ago.  Little do our visitors know that they are about to stumble upon a string of mysteries, including a mysterious swamp ghost that appears to scare away the brigade of intruders!  Behind door 1-A lies a dark secret from the past, one that Deloris, the high-strung housekeeper, and the sinister Keeper of the Desk guard with their lives.  Just like Fred from ’Scooby-Doo,’ Justin, one of Ms. Flagg’s sharpest students, thinks there’s something fishy about Sammy’s Swamp and its swamp ghost.  When Mrs. Jolly, a newspaper reporter, arrives to snap pictures of the swamp ghost, she finds an old book of legends and reads ’The Legend of Sammy’s Swamp’ to the group.  A comic and dramatic tale of sweet success tainted by greed, betrayal and even murder comes alive onstage through a series of flashback sequences to reveal the secrets behind the downfall of the Lake Shimmer Resort.  Someone among them is behind the swamp ghost, the mysterious moans from room 1-A, the disappearance of the resort’s founder and the unsolved murder.  But who?  Join the meddling kids, a hobo named Clyde Peterson, a heartbroken Tanner Conners and a slew of other zany characters from the past to see how each one fits into the surprise ending of The Legend of Sammy’s Swamp!

 

 

A centuries-old immortal threatens to seduce and destroy the soul of a young woman and this evil creature doesn’t care who gets in his way. He will love again! The legend of Dracula’s morbid romance can be counted a masterpiece as unique as the vampire himself. Jonathan, Mina, and their friends endure a sequence of life or undeath in this twisted tale of dark forboding.

 

 

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies is calling for first-time director Grace to fire the Herdmans. But it’s up to Grace and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

 

What’s a sensory show?  How is it different than other shows?

WAG’s sensory-friendly show will be geared to those patrons with special needs. The lights will stay up, the smells will stay low, and alternative seating may be arranged. Patrons may make extra noises, or even have a tendency towards additional movement in their seats or in the aisles.

If you or someone you know prefer a more traditional theater-going experience, we encourage you to consider attending one of the other show dates and times.

To buy tickets to our Sensory Shows just click the BUY TICKETS link at the top then look for the WAG’s Sensory Show logo on the tickets in the online store.  We hope you enjoy and please let your friends know!

 

 

 

 

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