WFT@BU is thrilled to announce their 2022/23 season productions,
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Make Way for Ducklings and Bud, Not Buddy

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Mainstage 2022



October 21st – November 20th, 2022
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Directed by Emily Ranii | Music Direction David Coleman | Choreographed by Larry Sousa

When an exceptional little girl is born into a family that does not value intelligence, honesty, or kindness, it will take some cleverness with a side of superpowers to put things right. Matilda inspires her classmates and even her teacher, Miss Honey, to stick up for themselves and change the narrative of their stories. After all, “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty”.

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Make Way for Ducklings


February 17th – March 12th, 2023
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 by Jon Goldberg | Choreographed by Joy Clark

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. A classic story for all ages, this New England premiere musical celebrates family, Boston, children and the beings who make an unfamiliar place a home.

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Bud Not Buddy


April 14th – May 14th
Adapted by Reginald André Jackson
Based on the novel by Christopher Paul
Directed by Dawn Simmons

Based off the Coretta Scott King award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy follows the tale of 10-year-old Bud Caldwell. Named after ‘a flower-to-be…a little fist of love waiting to unfold and be seen by the world,’ Bud goes on a quest to find his father and blossoms when he finds family in a jazz band. An epic adventure full of dreams, jazzy tunes and heart.

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Teen Performance Ensemble Productions

CLUE: On Stage (High School Edition)

December 10 & 11, 2021
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn | Written by Sandy Rustin | Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price | Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture | Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE | Original Music by Michael Holland
Directed by Dev Luthra

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up.

December 17 & 18, 2021
by Eric Cole
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 2022 – TBA

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