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LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour
Creatively blending theatre with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter! LIVE WIRE explores the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential!Find Out More
Teen students will hone acting technique and build musical theatre skills while preparing this smash hit show!Find Out More
Virginia Rep on Tour!
Just as we celebrate our new face of the $20 bill, here comes this stirring drama with music – a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds from the bonds of slavery.
CANCELLED due to inclement weatherFind Out More
Registration for this program has ended. We hope to see you at the performances on April 14 & 15! “Oh the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!” Students will bring Dr. Seuss’ magical world to life in this rollicking musical theatre experience! Over the course of rehearsals, students will work on character…Find Out More
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Ellis Island was the entry point to the land of dreams for countless immigrants from 1892 to 1954. Follow the story of family’s trials, heartbreak, and triumphs and help reestablish the understanding that we are truly a nation of immigrants.Find Out More
Kennedy Center for Young Audiences - Washington D.C.
Cancelled due to inclement weather – please contact Allison at 631-288-2350, ext. 102 for more information.
Back by Popular Demand! Mo Willems’ beloved award-winning, best-selling books come to life in this romp of a musical.Find Out More
A performing arts program for savvy seniors!
Learn music and theatre skills from professionals in a fun, nurturing, and social environment, and perform on the WHBPAC Stage. Participants will weave stories of their most enchanted evenings with classic and beloved songs to create theatre magic in an unforgettable performance! March 28-May 25 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am-12pm No rehearsal April 11, April 13,…Find Out More
Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8 at 7pm Everything today is thoroughly modern! A young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life. Her hope is to work as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him…easier said than done! Millie’s wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage,…Find Out More
Friday, April 14 at 7pm and Saturday, April 15 at 2pm & 7pm Oh the thinks you can think! The incredible Dr. Seuss characters & stories will come to life in front of your eyes in this delightful production of Seussical Jr., starring thirty local children! Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat…Find Out More
Dallas Children's Theater - Texas
Combining authentic African drumming, powerful and majestic choreography and thrilling original music, the splendor of Zimbabwe burst onto stage in this adaptation of John Steptoe’s Caldecott award-winning Cinderella tale!Find Out More
May 13 at 2pm & 7pm The beloved story of Princess Aurora and her fairytale friends (including Snow White, Puss N’ Boots, and Cinderella) is brought to life in this beautiful production. When Princess Aurora is born, the evil fairy Carabosse casts a spell that when she is 16, she will prick her needle on…Find Out More
The WHBPAC’s most beloved and magical holiday tradition is back! Taught by Peconic Ballet Theatre teaching artists, dancers will participate in weekly ballet classes and rehearsals, culminating in four performances of The Nutcracker on December 9 & 10. Don’t miss out on the most magical performance of the holiday season!Find Out More
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
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
This performance uses gentle story-telling and whimsical puppets to bring these beloved books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram to life on stage! Mermaid Theatre’s larger than life, loveable puppets will delight audiences as they tell these treasured stories in a mesmerizing performance!Find Out More
Lionheart Youth Theatre
A modern twist on the Prokofiev classic, this production features captivating large-scale puppetry and an original score performed live by Mother Falcon, a band NPR describes as “the little orchestra that can do the impossible.” This exceptional experience leaves audiences with increased empathy for the animals that share our earth.Find Out More
The Mayhem Poets
They’re back! These young spoken word artists celebrate the power of poetry through rhythm, hip-hop, and theatrical technique, communicating to students important truths about the power of words. The Mayhem Poets combine their backgrounds in theatre, comedy, and music to create poetry that directly resonate with their audience members. Students will be captivated by their ability to effortlessly perform incredibly catchy and contemporary raps, while effectively showing the power of poetry.Find Out More
Peconic Ballet Theatre
Join Clara as she twirls at a Christmas party, battles the Queen Rat, and embarks on a magical journey to the Land of Sweets in this yuletide classic! Featuring nearly a hundred local dancers alongside professionals, this holiday treat is sure to delight little ones and grown-ups alike!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
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