By: Kim Thornhill | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014
Bridget LeBoeuf and Alex Stiles play sisters Julene and Jolene Fairchild in “Night at the Wax Museum.”
Owasso Community Theatre Company (OCTC) invites you to a comical journey through the funniest wax museum of all time. “Night At the Wax Museum” by Craig Sodaro comes to the stage in Owasso October 2-4 at the Mary Glass Performing Arts Center. If you’ve always been afraid of wax museums, have no fear. This all-children cast, with more than 30 performers, travels back in time to give the audience a fresh look at history. The characters bring some familiar stories from history quite literally to life!
Six unlucky students have to take summer school, and the students are assigned the class project of setting up a wax museum. The students are sure this will be the most boring summer yet, but a group of pirates embarks on a hunt for treasure that’s hidden in the museum. The wax figures give the students a history lesson and experience they’ll never forget.
For the cast, acting will be a memorable experience, both on and off the stage. “I love that OCTC is small enough to give each person that special attention, but organized enough to give the real life experience of auditioning, practicing, and performing like a large production company,” said Brandy Marion, mom to actor Jake Marion.
Jake will play Skip in WAX, his fourth show with OCTC. The cast consists of performers with varying experience that ranges from several past OCTC shows to first-time actors.
“It’s such a diverse group with so many different backgrounds and levels of theatre experience,” said Kaye Brownlee France, director of WAX. “It makes for a spicy recipe during rehearsal and on stage!”
France has performed professionally for several years, and this experience will help to guide her as a first-time director. “One of the most important values I have learned when it comes to theatre is respect,” said France. “As long as there is respect for one another and each other’s work, there will be success on stage. I hope to instill that quality in my kids.”
Performances will be held October 2, 3, and 4 with evening shows at 7 p.m. In addition to the 7 p.m. shows, there will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 4. Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at www.octok.org. Just click on the Tickets tab to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be mailed. Your name will be added to an advanced-ticket list and will be available at the door. With online purchase, you may choose from any single performance and do not need to specify which show you’ll attend when completing checkout.
The show will be held at the Mary Glass Performing Arts Center inside Owasso High School, located at 12901 E. 86th St. N. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Ticket price is $10 for students and seniors (ages 55+), or $12 for adults. Children 5 and under are free.
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