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Before there was Justin Bieber…there was Conrad Birdie! WHBPAC’s Teen Theatre Students will present the beloved teen scream musical…Bye Bye Birdie! A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, this show remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Students will work on the tuneful high-energy score, rollicking production numbers, and a hilarious script with a professional director, choreographer, and musical director, all while honing their acting and musical theatre technique in a conservatory style program.Find Out More
There’s no place like WHBPAC! Our Young Ensemble students will present one of the most beloved stories of all time, The Wizard of Oz. Students will hone their technique and learn about what it takes to produce a production, with individualized attention from a professional director, choreographer, and music director. Featuring a lively score and a wide variety of roles, this program will inspire our young actors and give them a chance to shine on our stage!Find Out More
This nurturing introduction to the stage will use the magic of The Wizard of Oz to teach our youngest students theatre, music, and movement skills! This intimate class, taught by two talented WHBPAC Teaching Artists and Theatre Professionals, culminates both in a showcase for parents and students will be part of the Young Ensemble’s production of The Wizard of Oz, Jr. in February!Find Out More
Directed by Brett Morgen
Her chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.Find Out More
What’s the story, morning glory, what’s the word, hummingbird? Have you heard about what’s on our stage? Before there was Justin Bieber…there was Conrad Birdie! WHBPAC’s Teen Theatre Students present the beloved teen scream musical…Bye Bye Birdie! A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, this show remains as fresh…Find Out More
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
The worlds of these classic books by Margaret Wise Brown are vividly created on stage using large-scale puppets, and evocative score, and stunning scenic effects. Good Night Moon is the quintessential celebration of nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny tells the tale of a little bunny who can’t seem to escape his mother’s love, no matter how far he travels. Mermaid Theatre’s gentle and masterful command of larger than life puppets brings these treasured stories to life in a truly unique way.Find Out More
What is it like to be 16 years old, a girl, a Muslim, and a refugee all at the same time? At Fatima’s new high school, she’s the only one wearing a hijab. Her parents transferred her after hateful graffiti was found on the wall of her old school. But there’s plenty of ignorance and assumptions at her new school too. It isn’t until she begins an unlikely friendship with Jorah, a young man with a troubled reputation, that she starts to feel less like an outsider. How can she balance this new relationship with her family’s faith? This play will spark meaningful discussions on the judgements and assumptions we make based on our perceived differences. This incredibly raw and powerful production challenges stereotypes and encourages real conversation about race, religion, and identity.Find Out More
WHBPAC Young Ensemble students are “Off to see the Wizard” in this delightful production featuring all of our favorite songs & moments from the beloved movie! Join Dorothy on her journey through the Land of Oz with the Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and of course, Toto, as she tries to make her way back to Kansas.…Find Out More
Kicking Up a Raw, Rootsy Racket…
Electrifying their audience with a powerful and authentic blend of blues n’ rock, The Record Company has earned their quick start to stardom. Their Grammy nominated album GIVE IT BACK TO YOU is home to numerous chart topping songs such as “Rita Mae Young” and “Baby, I’m Broken.” This is foot-stomping, head-bobbing, hip-swiveling good time rock n’ roll show you won’t want to miss it!Find Out More
An Afternoon of Love Songs…
Love is in the air! Come join us join for an afternoon of classic love songs. From show tunes to pop classics and dreamy ballads, Darren will hit all the right notes. Joining this classically trained tenor will be his quartet and seasoned vocalist to enhance the romantic feel, they will warm your heart and share the love this Valentine’s Season! So grab your sweetheart and celebrate the month of LOVE!Find Out More
The cast of this preschool favorite has gone to the dogs – with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle and musical romp manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings! Based on the delightful book by P.D. Eastman, this production is a visual spectacle that will have students laughing out loud and dancing in their seats!Find Out More
It's A Sister Thing...
Sisters, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, share a transcendent musical bond. It’s as deep, haunting, knowing, and beautiful as the Alabama woods they once called home. Their newest collaboration, Not Dark Yet, provides a potent look at their individual and collective artistry. With twenty-four albums, a Grammy, Oscar, awards and nominations too long to mention solidify these sisters are the real deal!Find Out More
Virginia Repertory Theatre
This compelling dramatization of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will inspire students as they experience the civil rights leader’s struggle and dream of lifting “our nation from the quicks of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” Using excerpts of Dr. King’s most iconic letters and speeches, this performance gives dimension and immediacy to his powerful words.Find Out More
From the company that brought us The Ugly Duckling, this innovative performance fusing lightwires and dance tells the story of a bullied mouse who finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime. Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular; he is constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. This character education piece is all about celebrating differences among us and following your dreams.Find Out More
Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Songs include “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” “Steal Away,” “Wade in the Water,” “Good News, the Chariot’s A-comin’,” and many others still sung today. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit — a universal story for all.Find Out More
Join the fun when Gene and his Sharks raise the roof with their rootsy, foot stomping, rock, swing and twang. A gifted baritone – this singer, songwriter, musician is Long Island’s favorite Rock-a-Boogie man!
So if you are looking for an unbeatable night of great music come see Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks!
Melancholy Never Sounded So Good…
Their music is emotive, multi-layered and infused with country-tinged soul. The purveyors of this unique musical union are a quartet of a brothers-and-sister team of Margo (vocals), Peter (drums) and Michael Timmins (guitar), and completed by non-related bassist Alan Anton. Margo’s languid, velvety crooner vocals mixed with their ambitious songwriting have earned the Junkies a loyal core of fans, plus volumes of critical acknowledgment and acclaim, including being inducted in the Canadian Music HALL OF FAME!
Friday, April 6
$55, 45, 35
A non-verbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. Students will follow the delightful and surprising journey of a family adventuring through the woods on a journey to capture a beautiful bird! This enchanting production teaches everyone that kindness and teaching nature with respect is more important than getting what you want at any cost.Find Out More
Rick Riordan’s smash-hit book has become an award-winning musical! Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Percy Jackson must return the lightning bolt – and on the way he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.Find Out More
A Musical Force to be Reckoned With…
With three GRAMMY Awards and an enormous amount of respect to his name, Keb’ Mo’ is one of the most decorated living blues artists. The visionary roots-music storyteller draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style with touches of soul and folk. He writes much of his own material and is a master of acoustic, electric, and slide guitar. His skilled musicianship and varied musical styles have earned him a legion of loyal fans….
**Tickets Available January 2018**Find Out More
The Leading Lady of Blues…
Three times Grammy nominated and twenty albums to her credit, Joan’s subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and supreme musicianship has led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound ranges from jazz to true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate, genius guitar playing…
**Tickets Available January 2018**Find Out More