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Summer Performances

Winner of NWKids Best Summer Camp Theater Arts Award 2+ years running, Willowbrook’s summer outdoor performances are not to be missed!  Held Thursday and Friday evenings throughout the camp season, these one-of-kind performances are different each year and showcase Willowbrook’s talented cast and crew.  Campers of all ages may participate in these fun-filled evenings.

 

All performances are free and open to the public.  Event parking is off-site with free shuttle service provided.  For more information on how your camper may participate, please click here. 

Mark Twain’s American literary classic adapted

by Willowbrook founder, Althea Pratt-Broome 

Join Tom Sawyer, the original boyhood rebel, and his friend Huck Finn, as these two legends of American literature get entangled in a series of childhood adventures that are anything but childish.  Filled with all the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain, this original adaptation was written by Willowbrook’s founder, Althea Pratt-Broome.

Tom and Huck

Week 2: July 9 + 10, 7:00pm

Adapted by Willowbrook alumni, Peter McKay 

“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”  Old feuds and hatred lead to a tragic end when the Montague and Capulet families face off in this Shakespearean tale of star-crossed young lovers.

Romeo and Juliet

Week 3: July 16 + 17, 7:00pm

An original showcase by Willowbrook's dance students & staff

Wendy and her brothers find danger and adventure when Peter Pan and his pixie friend Tinker Bell take them on a magical flight to Neverland.  They find themselves embroiled in an ongoing war between Pan’s Lost Boys and Captain Hook’s crew of villainous pirates. A clock-eating crocodile, mischievous mermaids, and band of fierce Wild Girls all play a part in this dance themed adventure.

Adventures in Neverland

Week 4: July 23 + 24, 7:00pm

An original Willowbrook mystery by alumni,

Peter McKay and Boaz Frankel

Suspicions and hilarity fly as the Highbrow Theater Company prepares for the world premiere of their new musical.  Plans go awry when lights keep going out and the cast start disappearing on the eve of opening night. Find out if the cast and crew can avert a theatrical disaster in Willowbrook’s parody of an American mystery favorite.

The Show Must Go On!

Week 5: July 30 + 31, 7:00pm

Based on Meredith Wilson’s musical comedy

Trouble and romance abound when a fast-talking salesman tries to con the small midwestern town of River City, Iowa.  Thinking he’s going to skip town with the cash, Harold finds his heart stolen by Marian, the town librarian, in this bold and brassy musical comedy.  Join us for a toe-tapping good time when this Tony Award winning Broadway classic makes its second appearance on Willowbrook’s stage.

The Music Man, Jr.

Week 6: August 6 + 7, 7:00pm