Cats take center stage for WTP’s 10th Anniversary Summer in a family musical at the WTP Outdoor Theatre.
Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS on Friday, July 9th at 8pm and Saturday, July 10th at 2pm & 5pm. All performances will take place at the Wellesley Community Center at the WTP Outdoor Theatre,219 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481. Attendees are asked to bring a folding/lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Parking is located next door at the Wellesley Hills Church at 207 Washington St., Wellesley. Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Based on Disney’s 1970’s film of the same name, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS features a swingin’ score including the favorites “The Aristocats,” “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat.” This feline adventure follows Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats as they try to save Madame’s Aristocats from Edgar the cat-napping butler. The music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker, and Floyd Huddleston. Music adapted, arranged and lyrics are by Bryan Louiselle. Book adapted and additional lyrics by Michael Bernard. WTP production staff includes: Ben Rush, Director & Scenic Designer; James Murphy, Music Director; Hannah Shihdanian, Choreographer; Seif Cristobal, Lighting Designer; Ash Long, Costume Designer; Bec Lowe, Assistant Costumer Designer; Alexa Lambert, Stage Manager & Props Master; and Taylor Constantino, Assistant Stage Manager.
Featuring 24 hard working students between six and twelve years old, cast members reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including, Needham, Weston, Wayland, Natick, Newton, Winthrop, Chestnut Hill, Waltham, Boston, and New York.
Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.
Registration is now open for Summer Camps. Sessions include production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for 2nd – 12th grade. The production camps are: Seussical, the Musical (Grades 2-12), Legally Blonde, the Musical (Grades 8-12). For more information about Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit us online or call 781- 235-1550.