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VIDEO: ‘Fiddler’ wows audiences at Playhouse 111

Coming off a triumphant opening weekend, “Fiddler on the Roof” is selling out its Sunday matinees and filling up houses for its evening performances. (HINT: Get your tickets now.) Don’t miss this compelling classic musical about societal change and generational differences set in 190s rural Russia — but supremely relevant in 2017 America. (Video by...

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‘Sense & Sensibility’ auditions extended to Sept. 19

Director Randall W. Knott is adding a third evening of auditions, Tuesday, Sept. 19, for “Sense and Sensibility,” running Nov. 17 through Dec. 10. Knott says: “We are expanding auditions to accommodate additional younger men for several outstanding dramatic/romantic roles. Women who have not yet signed up and who wish to reserve a slot will...

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WDI announces its ‘Fiddler’ cast

Director Carrie Dabelow proudly announces the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof,” running Sept. 15 through Oct. 8: Tevye = Barry Norton Golde = Mary Barrett Tzeitel/Grandma Tzeitel = Emily Roldan Hodel = Emma Lee Chava = Reilly Roman Shprintze = Kaia Ebel Bielke = Ellie Struthers Yente = Dee Hicks Lazar Wolf = Don...

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WDI salutes 2016-17 Colby Award winners

The 2016-17 Colby Award show was held at Wheaton Drama on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Named for life member Colby Jones, the Colby Awards honor the contributions of backstage volunteers throughout the season. Awards were presented to the following: Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits Jean Austin (Music Director) Ben Dooley (Sound Design) Charmaine Jones (Costumes) Andy...

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Cast announced for ‘The Producers’

Director Craig Gustafson proudly announces the cast of the hilarious musical comedy, “The Producers,” running May 26 through June 18. The cast is as follows: Max Bialystock — Ken Kaden Leo Bloom — Benedict L. Slabik II Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden-Svanson — Heather Pauliks Franz Liebkind — Lars Timpa Roger DeBris — Mark A. Hutchison...

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Shows and directors for our 2017-18 season

Wheaton Drama is excited to announce next season’s shows and directors. The season will open with the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” a story of maintaining traditions and transitions in an ever-changing sociopolitical climate—a message as important today as when the show was written. “Fiddler” will be directed by Carrie Dabelow, who has directed...

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Easy access to the AACT newsletter

It’s now easier than ever to stay atop trends in local theater. Rich Gannon, from the board of the American Association of Community Theatre, writes: In the past, SPOTLIGHT, AACT’s bimonthly newsletter, came to you by two methods: by mail to your official address and online. To access online you needed to log in as a member...

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Wheaton Drama a ‘Best of Wheaton’ winner!

For the second time in four years, Wheaton Drama has been recognized as a leader in the arts field, winning a “Best of Wheaton” award. Grabbing top honors as the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce’s Not For Profit Arts Organization of the Year, Wheaton Drama continues its 85-year tradition of excellence in entertaining and enlightening members...

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Seeking directors for our 2017-2018 season

Are you interested in directing one of our 2017-2018 shows?  Please download and complete the director application: 2017-2018 SEASON-DIRECTOR APPLICATION. Applications are due by Feb. 13, 2016. Our 2017-18 season includes: Fiddler on the Roof : Sept. 15 – Oct 8, 2017 Sense and Sensibility; Nov.  17 – Dec. 10, 2017 Sex in the Title; Jan. 19 –...