We are SO excited for this summer’s season at Summer Conservatory! We hope to see you in August for the performances. More information on times and location as well as ticket information will be posted later on.
The Wingspan Players (Middle School) show will be:
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR.
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wonderful score by the Tony and Oscar winning team of Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, A Christmas Story the Musical, La La Land, Greatest Showman).
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements.
Performances: August 3rd at 7pm, August 4th at 2pm & 7pm
The Wingspan Ensemble (High School) musical will be:
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on their favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Performances: August 9th at 7pm, August 11th at 7pm, & August 12th at 2pm
The Wingspan Ensemble (High School) play will be:
AS YOU LIKE IT
Written by William Shakespeare
Duke Senior has been forced into exile from the court by the usurping Duke Frederick. He takes refuge in the Forest of Arden with a band of faithful lords.
Rosalind, his daughter, is kept at court as a companion to her cousin Celia, Frederick’s daughter.
Orlando de Boys has been kept in poverty by his brother, Oliver, since his father’s death. Orlando decides to wrestle for his fortune at Frederick’s court, where he sees Rosalind and they fall in love.
The Duke banishes Rosalind, fearing that she is a threat to his rule. Celia and Touchstone accompany her to the Forest of Arden, all disguised.
On hearing of a plot by his brother to kill him, Orlando also flees to the Forest. Orlando meets Rosalind (disguised as Ganymede) and Ganymede agrees to cure Orlando of his love for Rosalind, thus making them even closer.
The forest creates a home for adventure in love, reconciliation, and self-discovery.
Through music, physical comedy, and an ensemble-driven approach, Wingspan Ensemble’s production of As You Like It will balance the timeliness of strong female-centered stories, with the timelessness of Shakespeare’s poetry.
Or put more simply… 😉
Performances: August 10th at 7pm, August 11th at 2pm, & August 12th at 7pm