AUDITIONS: Alice in Wonderland 2014

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Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce that this year’s auditions for W.O.W’s production of Alice in Wonderland will be taking place Saturday, May 24th.

Auditions will take place over one day (the 24th) from 10a.m. – 12p.m., 2p.m. – 6p.m. and 8p.m. – 10p.m. in the Sackville Public Library basement. They are open so anyone is free to audition and you don’t have to sign up for a spot in advance.

If you absolutely cannot make this day, then please email us at productions.willothewisp@gmail.com and we will do our very best to set up an alternative time for your audition!

Here are the suggested audition monologues:

WHITE RABBIT: Attention, attention, inhabitants and subjects and all other direct or indirect objects of Wonderland: fall to your knees and tremble before her majestic majesty, her royal regality, yes, folks, your favorite monarch of mean and mine, The One, The Only, Queen of Hearts!!!…. And, uhm, well, let’s not forget the King of Hearts. Yeah, him too.

ALICE: Why, how impolite of him. I asked him a civil question, and he pretended not to hear me. That’s not at all nice. [Calling after him] I say, Mr. White Rabbit, where are you going? Hmmm. He won’t answer me. And I do so want to know what he is late for. I wonder if I might follow him. Why not? There’s no rule that I mayn’t go where I please. I–I will follow him. Wait for me, Mr. White Rabbit. I’m coming, too!

QUEEN OF HEARTS: And just what do we have here, hmmmm? .. Silence! We speak the Queen’s English here, you nameless little whelp! .. You’ll be who I say you are and no one else, do you understand? Furthermore, you will not go anywhere until you beat me in Wonderland’s favourite pastime. And I don’t mean a game of croquet using upside-down flamingos instead of croquet mallets. My dear young girl, croquet is so nineteenth century. I want to play Simon Says!

Will O’ the Wisp 2014: Alice in Wonderland

1book24It is with great pleasure that Will O’ the Wisp can announce its upcoming adaption of Alice in Wonderland this summer!

Our show dates are set for July 17-20 with matinees on both Saturday and Sunday, in the historic Sackville Music Hall.

Rehearsals will begin around the first week of July with auditions and casting in May.
For more information on auditions, contact productions.willothewisp@gmail.com
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Tickets on Sale now for Annie!!

Annie the Musical opens this Thursday August 8th at the Sackville Music Hall! Tickets are available now at Tidewater Books!! You can also reserve tickets online through a form on our tickets page! The show features a talented cast of local youth and university students, and runs until Saturday August 17th.

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Midsummer Night of One Acts!

For the first time, Will ‘O the Wisp Productions is putting on a Midsummer Night of One Acts which will present two short plays written by young authors in the community.

Will O’ the Wisp is a Sackville theatre company dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to perform and produce theatre. Now in its third year, W.O.W is mounting a main stage production of the musical Annie, which opens in the historic Sackville Music Hall Aug. 8. This is the first year the company has expanded to present a season of more than one show.

The first one act play, Into the Fire, is a tale of adventure featuring a young boy who turns to piracy in an attempt to get enough money to save his family’s business, a bar called the Shadowy Loon. He meets a number of unsavory characters along the way, including the fearsome Dragon’s Beard and his band of swashbuckling pirates.

Written by 13-year-old Erich Bruning and starring 16-year-old Liam Stewart, the play promises to be fresh-faced and energetic. Also among the cast is first-time director Luke Haugen-Strand, who himself is only 18.

The second play was written by Will O’ the Wisp’s 19-year-old co-artistic director and founder, Marilla Steuter-Martin. The Muffin Man is a two-person play about a lover’s quarrel that threatens to end Jason and Daphne’s precarious two-year relationship. The short play draws on themes of communication, or lack thereof… and brings out the comedy of an all-too-familiar war of words.

The Muffin Man will be performed as a staged reading following the production of Into the Fire. Both plays are being presented inside the Campbell Carriage Factory on July 27, at 7 p.m.. Tickets are available at the door and are pay-what-you-can.