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Cast announced for ‘The Cinnamon Bear’

Director Ben Dooley has announced the cast of Wheaton Drama’s 2017 holiday show, The Cinnamon Bear. The whimsical fairy tale, running Dec. 14-17 at Playhouse 111 in downtown Wheaton, is an onstage re-creation of the perennial WGN radio serial, which marks its 80th anniversary this year. In addition to our usual Thursday, Friday and Saturday...

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Kids’ acting workshop; register now for fall classes

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA Classes for Grades 1-8; Fall session: Sept. 5 through Oct. 10 (Make-up date, if necessary: Oct. 17) This six-week workshop is designed to strengthen acting “muscles.” Through acting games and exercises, students will work each week on a different aspect of acting technique including: movement, voice, characterization and...

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Kids’ acting classes; register for fall sessions

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA Classes for Grades 1-8; Fall session: Sept. 5 through Oct. 10 (Make-up date, if necessary: Oct. 17) This six-week workshop is designed to strengthen acting “muscles.” Through acting games and exercises, students will work each week on a different aspect of acting technique including: movement, voice, characterization and...

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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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New Board of Governors elected

At the monthly meeting on May 16, the membership in attendance unanimously elected a new president, vice president, sales governor and marketing governor. The new board, as of July 1, will be: President: Stan Austin Vice President: Jay Pauer Past President: Mike Boyna Secretary: Christine Cloutier Pfenninger Treasurer: Eileen Gilligan Facilities: Randall W. Knott Marketing:...

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Sign up now for our kids’ summer workshops

WDI CHILDREN’S SUMMER WORKSHOP Do you know a child who enjoys theater and wants to learn more about performance or technical skills? Wheaton Drama workshops will help build confidence by giving the attendees firsthand experience in creating a live production. Your child will learn how teamwork works in building a theatrical presentation—in addition to having fun and making new...

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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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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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Sign up now for kids’ acting workshops (starts 3/7)

Registration has begun for aspiring performers in grades K-8. Young performers will learn basic onstage and acting techniques while they develop their imagination and creativity.  All children will have a blast as they explore acting through a series of theater and improvisational games.  This ensemble building class will foster each student’s self esteem and help...

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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 –...