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WFT STUDENT SHOWCASE
This showcase presents the work of two classes, the Musical Theatre Intensive and the Teen Performance Intensive. The performances are free and open to the public. For additional information please contact the WFT Box Office at 617-879-2300.
Performance on Friday August 14 at 6:30
Based on “The Ugly Duckling” fable by Hans Christian Andersen, this rollicking comic musical tells a story about one bird’s journey to overcome adversity and another’s to understand and celebrate these differences. Lessons are learned about hardship and suffering, but more importantly, about rising above a difficult situation and loving who you are. The main character, Ugly, and his loving mother, Ida, learn these lessons. Together they prove that being different doesn’t need to be a weakness, but can be the greatest of strengths.
The Musical Theatre Intensive is a class of young actors who have not yet entered high school. Students in the intensive have prepared for their performance through daily musical and technical exercises, in-depth rehearsals, and character development through song and movement.
The Teen Performance Intensive Showcase
Performance on Friday August 14 at 8:00
Working on scenes from plays by American and European playwrights, each student from the Teen Performance Intensive has the opportunity to craft a character learning to balance an unpredictable loss with the precious gift of life. Each chosen scene presents beautifully crafted text with realistic dialogue and poetic lyricism. Students receive intense training in voice, movement, and acting techniques. They will explore the individual moment to moment discoveries and immediate connections with others that are the fundamental core of the actors’ work.
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.