The Wheelock Family Theatre holds a variety of special events throughout the year—celebrating key holidays, important milestones and influential people. Check back often as we add new events, including those for our 32nd season.
What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to our First Annual Cabaret!
See our stars like you've never seen them before!
JOIN US FOR A fun, fabulous evening of song to benefit The Wheelock Family Theatre!
Monday May 20 at 6:00pm at the Lansdowne Pub at 9 Lansdowne Street in Fenway.
Plenty of parking in the Lansdowne Garage!
Tickets: $50. Free Food. Cash Bar.
Come taste the wine,
Come hear the band.
Come blow your horn,
Right this way,
Your table's waiting...
Stars so Far: Brittany Rolfs, Andrew Barbato, Jennifer Glick, Robert Saoud, Aimee Doherty, Timothy John Smith, Grace Napier, William Monnen, Gary Ng, and Gamalia Pharms. More to come!
On this – performers-night –out, they get to sing what they want!
Get a babysitter, invite some friends and come for an exciting evening of fantastic entertainment.
We'll laugh, we'll cry and we'll sing along, all to benefit the theatre!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW - THIS WILL BE A SELL-OUT SMASH
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David Friedman Performance
In celebration of Wheelock's 125th anniversary, there is a free public performance of "Listen To My Heart", a performance of songs by beloved American songwriter (and Wheelock College affiliate) David Friedman. Join us on Wednesday May 15 at 6:00 p.m.
While the performance is free, space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.
Call the Wheelock Family Theatre Box Office at 617-879-2300 to reserve your seat. For group reservations, ask for Linda Osborn-Blaschke.
Although, at first glance, Listen To My Heart might seem to be just another revue of a songwriter's catalogue, it is unique in that it gives us a deep insight into the mind and heart of an extraordinary composer who has spent his entire life looking into the minds and hearts of himself and others.
Partnership with Wheelock College
In an effort to give back some of the lessons he's learned in his fulfilling and varied career, David has written a groundbreaking book called, The Thought Exchange®-Overcoming Our Resistance to Living a SENSATIONAL Life. In addition to his busy musical life, David lectures and teaches Thought Exchange® all over the country. This year, David presented a Thought Exchange workshop to all of the Wheelock incoming freshmen, and is very excited to be developing a Thought Exchange curriculum for Inner City school children in conjunction with the Wheelock faculty.
About the Listen to My Heart Performance
With David seated at the piano, the 5 singers serve as "voices" in his head, bringing him information about life, love, humor and spirituality that he doesn't necessarily have, so that he can pass it on to us. The subjects he writes about, though extremely personal to him, seem to have such a universality that over and over again people who see the show say that they feel like they've just gone through their own lives and experienced insights and emotions that moved them to laughter and tears in ways they may have never been moved before.
The early songs in the show begin with the premise that in our youth, we often naively think that life is about success, about finding that "perfect" relationship and getting rich. So often, if we happen to be lucky enough to achieve those things, we find that just when we think we had it all together, just when we think we've "made it," life has a way of coming along and giving us what David calls "The Gift of Trouble." The second act is about all those upsets, "wrong turns," disappointments and "interferences" that, although they are challenging, are actually the things that lead us to a deeper sense of spirit and a true sense of why we are here and what life and love are really about.
Listen to My Heart is for any audience, young or old, who is interested in laughing and crying through songs that deepen and enrich their experience of their own lives.
About David Friedman
With multi-platinum recordings, Broadway shows, Disney Animated Films, Television scores and a teaching and lecturing career that spans the nation, David Friedman is truly someone who has made a major mark in all areas of show business.
From We Can Be Kind to Listen to My Heart, Help is on the Way, We Live on Borrowed Time, Trust The Wind and I'll Be Here With You, David has written songs of inspiration, love and hope that take on new emotional meaning in these challenging times.
After spending several years conducting musicals on Broadway, David went to Hollywood where he conducted and vocal arranged Disney classics such as Beauty " The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Hunchback, and wrote songs for Aladdin " The King of Thieves, The Lizzie McGuire Movie and Bambi II.
As a record producer, David started his own company, MIDDER Music Records, and wrote for and produced all of the late, great Nancy LaMott's CDs and DVDs.
David's songs have been sung and recorded by luminaries such as Diana Ross Barry Manilow Allison Krauss, Petula Clark, Laura Branigan, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jason Alexander, Lucie Arnaz, Laurie Beechman, Lainie Kazan, Leslie Uggams and many others.
David appears once a month on the Today Show's Everyone Has a Story segment. He also wrote music for the recently-on-Broadway musical Scandalous with Kathie Lee Gifford and David Pomeranz.
Currently, David is working with Peter Kellogg on 3 Broadway and Off-Broadway- bound musicals; Chasing Nicolette, (a musical in verse based on Aucassin " Nicolette) Desperate Measures (a country and western version of Shakespeare's Measure For Measure) and Front Page Girl (about the life of Nellie Bly.)
David recently released two CDs on which he sings his own songs.
David's songs have been used to raise money for charitable organizations ranging from Duke Children's Hospital to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
David's Revue, Listen To My Heart, originally performed in New York at Upstairs at Studio 54, has played numerous American cities as well as London, Ireland, Germany and Australia, and was most recently seen as the opening show of the new Stageworks Theatre in Tampa.
Thank you so much, for yet another wonderful performance. And also for so much more than that. It's hard to express from a parent's perspective how much my son has grown these last few years. His life in the theatre - particularly, somehow, these two musical weeks you put on every summer - have given him strength and purpose and poise. We are so very grateful.