Keeping with a WCSPA tradition spanning over two decades, WCSPA Level One students will take the stage for the first time in our intimate studio theatre to perform a collection of performances from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.
Our Mainstage Season kicks off with a celebration of WCSPA and the grand opening of our newly renovated Jon Gillespie Studio Theatre. Get dressed up for the red carpet and join us for a formal Gala complete with photo ops, refreshments, and entertainment for a celebration of all aspects of theatre.
WCSPA has the largest secondary theatre program in the state, and each year our students have competed and showcased their individual work and talent in a competition known as The Thespys. The Gala begins with students presenting their work on various technical, design, and construction projects. You will be able to choose areas of your interest, mingle with students, and ask questions for a backstage pass into what happens ‘behind the scenes’ to make WCSPA shows happen. We will then move into the theatre for an evening of acting, singing, and dancing; with selections from a variety of plays and musicals that are sure to delight.
Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test and marry her prince? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, this rollicking spin on the classic tale of The Princess and the Pea is non-stop musical shenanigans for the whole family. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.
The hits of ABBA tell a hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. Set on a Greek island paradise, on the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past. When they all arrive, Donna, Sophie’s mother, becomes distressed and with the help of her friends, prepares for the big day. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and promises to be an unforgettable show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you will never forget!
Need a little comedy? Not getting enough drama? Thursday and Friday evening, our students present double features of the one act plays: Check, Please! and Charlie Foster. Performed in the Jon Gillespie Studio Theatre, both plays were chosen to challenge both the audience and actors to think outside the box. Saturday is an intimate musical cabaret experience, presented in the school Commons. With the guidance of WCSPA staff, students take the lead on every aspect of the production—from backstage to the director’s chair—to create a unique audience experience.
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