2013-2014 Season

Welcome to Wheelock Family Theatre's 33rd season!

Wheelock Family Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre associated with Actors' Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers. Located on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston's historic Fenway neighborhood, Wheelock Family Theatre seeks to improve the lives of children and families through the shared experience of live theatre.

 

THE HOBBIT

October 25 – November 24, 2013

Friday nights at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00

ASL/Audio Description dates: Friday November 22 at 7:30 and
Sunday November 24 at 3:00

All public performances offer open captioning

Yawkey School Matinees at 10:00 am:
Wed 10/30, Tue 11/5, Wed 11/13, and Thu 11/21 (asl/ad/oc)


For booking your school to attend the Yawkey School Matinee series please contact the box office at 617-879-2300 or tickets@wheelock.edu

Story by J.R.R. Tolkien. Adapted for the stage by Patricia Gray.
Directed by Shelley Bolman. Scenic and Costume design by Matthew T. Lazure. Lighting design by Scott Bolman. Fight choreography by Ted Hewlett.
Original score by Will Holshouser.

Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit follows the quest of homebody Bilbo Baggins to win a share of golden treasure guarded by a terrifying dragon. By embracing the adventurous side of his nature and applying his wits and common sense, Bilbo gains a new level of maturity and wisdom.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, A LIVE RADIO PLAY

December 13 – 22, 2013

Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00

ASL: Friday December 20 and Sunday December 22

Audio-description: Sunday December 22

All public performances offer open captioning

Based on the film by Frank Capra. Adapted by Joe Landry. Directed by Wendy Lement.

Experience Frank Capra’s classic as a captivating 1940s radio show, complete with live music, sound effects, an applause sign, and a talented ensemble who play a range of colorful characters. Follow George Bailey as he discovers what life would be like in Bedford Falls had he never been born. This stylish production offers an ideal way for families to celebrate and reflect upon the holidays.

HAIRSPRAY

The Broadway Musical.

January 24 - February 23, 2014

Friday nights at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00

School vacation week matinees at 1:00 (Tue 2/18 – Fri 2/21)

ASL dates: Friday February 21 at 7:30 and Sunday February 23 at 3:00

Audio-description dates: Tuesday February 18 at 1:00, Friday February 21 at 7:30 and Sunday February 23 at 3:00

All public performances offer open captioning


Yawkey School Matinees at 10:00 am: Thu 1/30, Tue 2/4, and Wed 2/12 (asl/ad/oc)

For booking your school to attend the Yawkey School Matinee series please contact the box office at 617-879-2300 or tickets@wheelock.edu

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman.
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.
Directed by Susan Kosoff.
Scenic design by Janie Howland. Lighting Design by Scott Clyve.
Choreography by Laurel Conrad. Costume Design by Lisa Simpson.

In 1960’s Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big dreams, auditions for a role on the Corny Collins TV dance show. However, when the producer refuses to integrate the program, Tracy draws on her own struggles with prejudice to lead the charge for change. “You Can’t Stop The Beat” encapsulates an era that brought monumental changes through song, dance and the courage of a few.

Recommended for adults, teens and youth 9+.

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON

April 11 - May 11, 2014

Friday nights at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00

School vacation week matinees at 1:00; Tue 4/22 – Fri 4/25

ASL/Audio-description dates: Friday May 9 at 7:30 and Sunday May 11 at 3:00

All public performances offer open captioning

Relaxed performance: Sat 5/3 at 10:00am


For booking your school to attend the Yawkey School Matinee series please contact the box office at 617-879-2300 or tickets@wheelock.edu

Adapted for the stage by Jeannine Coulombe. Directed by Jane Staab.

Inspired by her father’s stories of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon, young Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to change her family's fortune. She encounters magical creatures along the way, including a dragon that accompanies her on her quest, and finds her questions answered in unexpected ways. WFT proudly presents the East Coast premiere of Grace Lin’s Newbery honored novel.

Recommended for adults, teens and youth 5+.

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My daughter and I enjoyed the performance tremendously. It was a wonderful show and we truly enjoyed coming back to WFT, a place that my mom originally introduced to me before I became a Wheelock student in 1982. It brought back many wonderful memories of theatre experiences that I shared with my mom in my younger years. Now that my mom is no longer here, I was thrilled to be able to bring my own child and share a great, quality theatre experience with her. This is a great tradition that I will carry forward to honor and remember my mom. So thank you!  

- Faye

 

I cannot thank you enough for being here—it’s the one place I can regularly come with my family to see outstanding acting and extraordinary productions at an affordable price. 

– audience member