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Getting Wonked On Willy

FRIDAY, JULY 20th, 2018, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Adult: $20.75 (tax & fees included)
Children under 12: $16.15 (tax & fees included)

 

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The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s
mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald
Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene
Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a
scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he
stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.
Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well
as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but
the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the
company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr.
Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

Sears Festival Wraps Up Successful Weekend at the Watermark

This past long weekend, Watermark Theatre hosted the Sears Atlantic Drama Festival for teenagers from PEI, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick. Participating groups from PEI were the Spotlight School of Arts and the Atlantic Academy of Performing Arts, both based in Summerside.

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The Sears Atlantic Drama Festival is a non-competitive, three-day drama festival for budding theatre practitioners to showcase their unique theatrical works. Performances are adjudicated by experienced theatre professionals and workshops are offered to the students throughout the festival weekend. Workshops offered this year included classes in stage combat, playwrighting, scene study, physical theatre, improvisation, and behind the scenes.

This year’s adjudicators were Toronto based performer Geoffrey Armour and director and actress Natasha MacLellan, the Artistic Producer of Ship’s Company Theatre in Nova Scotia. An awards ceremony was held on the final night.  The adjudicator’s handed out awards of excellence in playwrighting, acting, ensemble performances, lighting design and technical proficiency.

This was the 7th Festival hosted by Watermark Theatre with Sears Canada as the major sponsor.

“It was an exciting weekend, not just for the students, but also for everyone here at the theatre”, commented General Manager Andrea Surich. “To see the next generation of theatre artists perform on our stage at such a high level is really inspiring to everyone.”

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark is a proud member of the PTN – Professional Theatre Network of PEI

When You Wish Upon a Star

Spotlight School of Arts invites you to join them for an amazing evening of nostalgia and entertainment! Join them this June for a showcase of local talent of all ages.  When You Wish Upon A Star is a revue of acting vignettes, incredible musical performances, and dance numbers all celebrating childhood classics like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King and more!

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Spotlight School of Arts has been a staple of the Summerside community for the last several years, providing classes in acting, musical theatre, dance and improv for performers of all ages and skill sets. This show is an incredible culmination of their hard-work and talents, and they wouldn’t want you to miss it!

When You Wish Upon a Star is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Saturday June 24th at 6:30 PM.