Special Events

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 current season.

Upcoming Events

WHEEL Award

2016 WHEEL Award

 

The 2016 WHEEL Award on Saturday April 30, 2016 will honor author Willie Reale. Willie Reale is the founder of the 52nd Street Project (1981), received the Presidents Coming Up Taller Award (1983), and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (1994). Mr. Reale is the author of several plays including the musicals Johnny Baseball and A Year with Frog and Toad. He has received 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated for 2 Tony Awards, an Academy Award, and 3 Writer’s Guild Awards.

Willie Reale is an educator who originated a fusion of theater, education, and social work in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City. Founded in 1981, the 52nd St. Project continues to bring youth together with professional actors and playwrights to create plays. The Project is about making children, through theatre and performance and voice, proud of themselves. The Project is an independent not-for-profit organization that creates over eighty new plays and serves over 150 children every year.

WFT established the WHEEL Award in 2002 to recognize individuals who share the Theatre’s commitment to children and families and whose work embodies the Theatre’s belief that the arts can transform lives.

WHEEL AWARD 2016 honoring Willie Reale

Saturday, April 30 ǀ 5-7:30pm

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $5,000
  • 2 rows, center orchestra seats
    invitation to pre-performance meet with Willie Reale
    sponsor recognition
  • $2,500
  • 1 row, center orchestra seats
    invitation to pre-performance meet with Willie Reale
    sponsor recognition
  • $1,000
  • 8 VIP seats
    invitation to pre-performance meet with Willie Reale
    sponsor recognition
  • $500
  • 4 VIP seats
    sponsor recognition

 

To Purchase Individual Tickets
$50 Adults
$10 Tadpoles < 8

Attend the WHEEL Award Ceremony

For general info, see our Box Office page.