Watertown Children’s Theater Building on Success of Online Plays

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Children’s Theatre:

Building on the successes of our fall online productions, Watertown Children’s Theatre/Mosesian Center for the Arts will be producing three more online productions this winter for Grades 3-12.  Registration is open now at mosesianarts.org for all winter productions, which begin in early December.

For Grades 3-5, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by John Glore is a fun, irreverent look at fairy tales that includes comedy, music and a lot of fun. Based on the beloved book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, this play includes fresh takes on stories like Chicken Little, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and more. Favorite fairy tales are hilariously remixed with comical music and quick-paced scenes to challenge actors and delight audiences. Orientation begins December 9.

Students in Grades 6-9 will explore classic mystery stories through the unique lens of radio theatre in Mystery Radio Theatre. WCT is thrilled to partner with Somerville’s Post-Meridian Radio Players to bring classic mysteries to life with our actors this winter! Join us as famed detectives Sherlock Holmes and Lady Molly investigate thrilling capers in The Speckled Band and The Frewin Miniatures, both adapted for radio theatre by Jeremy Holstein of PMRP.  Orientation begins December 1, and this program will include a special opportunity for a workshop in Foley sound effects with the PMRP team.

Finally, students in Grades 9-12 can bring Shakespeare to life online in King Lear. Arguably Shakespeare’s greatest work, King Lear is a powerful drama exploring themes of leadership, family, and fate. Performers will explore the ways in which this timeless classic is as relevant now as when it was written. This is an audition based program, and auditions can be scheduled by emailing production.wct@mosesianarts.org.  Auditions will be held December 1.

Details and registration information for all online productions can be found at www.mosesianarts.org/education. For more information or questions, feel free to contact the MCA/WCT Education Team at 617-926-ARTS.

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