WYART Summer Repertory Series produces three full scale productions. Each production is aimed at specific age groups and experience levels in order to give students more of a chance to shine and develop their skills.
Develop skills in acting, singing, and dancing, while also learning the art of putting on a show working with professional directors, musical directors, and choreographers. When students are not directly rehearsing on the show, they will work with instructors on developing technical skills, as well as designing costumes, sets, and props for the show.
Auditions:All who register will be cast, but to determine roles, auditions will be held the first day of the production workshop. Audition materials will be sent out at least 2 weeks prior to auditions.
The kingdom of Caladar is in an uproar. Princess Pinkie has disappeared, a dragon lurks in the forest, and it is presumed that he has devoured the princess. Gallant Prince Hal, his bumbling squire and the King, the pompous chamberlain and Pinkie’s fierce white cat set out to destroy the dragon. The dragon, however, turns out to be pale pink and lovely — and Hal cannot kill it. The spell is broken, and the dragon becomes Pinkie again! The play can be done as a full scale musical complete with a dozen charming songs or performed as a straight play with cuts provided.
Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!
Performances: August 11 & 12 @ 7pm, Aug 12 & 13 @ 2pm.
Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS opened at London’s New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. CATS’s London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.