WFT@BU is thrilled to announce their season productions as part of their 40th anniversary year! WFT@BU will resume live, in-person productions in the spring of 2022 with The Wizard of Oz and Make Way for Ducklings. In the 2022/23 season, WFT@BU will produce Matilda, a To-Be-Determined production, and Bud, Not Buddy.
By Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Based on the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Directed by Nick Vargas | Music Direction Todd Gordon | Choreographed by TBA
Based on the beloved novel and Classic Motion Picture, The Wizard of Oz follows the story of a young girl, Dorothy, as she finds the true meaning of “home.” She and her best sidekick, Toto (a charming, scruffy little dog), find themselves in the magical land of Oz and encounter characters of splendor and tasks of the highest magnitude. Audiences fall for Dorothy and her trusted companions as they battle their way to their highest desires — knowledge, love, courage and home.
Co-commissioned with Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo, Maryland
Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt, Sandra Eskin and William Yanesh
Based on the novel by Robert McCloskey
Directed by Emily Ranii | Music Direction Dan Rodriguez| Choreographed by TBA
Bostonians will be enchanted with the Mallard duck family as this classic tale leaps off the stage and soars into their hearts. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are exhausted from their search for a starter home when they land in the Boston Public Garden as a potential home. Surprised by a few conditions in the Garden, the Mallards move on to continue their search until their baby ducklings are born. When the ducklings begin to explore the world around them, the challenges of parenthood in the busy Boston environment create a fun bit of family drama. A classic story for all ages, this world premiere musical celebrates family, Boston, children and the beings who make an unfamiliar place a home.
Teen Performance Ensemble Productions
Directed by Nick Vargas
Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself — and us — that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.
June 2020 – TBA