Marketplace Stories—Folktales from the Arab World is a wonderfully comic collection of tales is set in a 19th century village marketplace that seems to spring to life straight out of the folk art paintings of renowned Lebanese American artist Helen Zughaib. This lively and fast paced production is created, in collaboration with the Arab American National Museum, for elementary school children and their families. Tickets and information at (734) 995-0530 or http://www.wildswantheater.org/on-stage/
Messrs. Scrooge and Cratchit request your presence at our party of merry and delicious fun–“No Humbug Today Cabaret” on Sunday, November 6th from 4-6pm at Cobblestone Farm. Raise a glass of ale or wine and enjoy the antics of our gleeful band of talented actors as they share some of the songs and scenes from Wild Swan’s version of that favorite winter’s tale, “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets can be purchased online here, by calling (734) 995-0530, or at Cobblestone Farm on Sunday beginning at 3:30pm.
On August 31st at The Berman Center in West Bloomfield, the 2016 Wilde Awards winners were announced. Rosie the Riveter cast members Leah Fox, K Edmonds, Sarah Briggs, Marlene Inman, Shelly Tocco, and Erin Parrish and composer Brian E. Buckner performed selections at the opening ceremony for a very appreciative crowd. The inimitable Sandy Ryder won Best Performance for Young Audiences in Charlotte‘s Web and Wild Swan’s Charlotte’s Web, directed by Lauren Mounsey, won Best Theater for Young Audiences.
The Wilde Awards honor the best performances and productions of Michigan’s 2015-16 professional theater season. Nominations are based on reviews written by EncoreMichigan.com’s team of professional critics. The 2016 Wilde Award nominations for Wild Swan Theater are:
Best Theater for Young Audiences
Rosie the Riveter, Hilary Cohen, Director
Charlotte’s Web, Lauren Mounsey, Director
Best Performance – Theater for Young Audiences
Sarah Briggs, Rosie the Riveter
Sandy Ryder, Charlotte’s Web
The 2016 Wilde Awards ceremony will be held Monday, August 29 at The Berman in West Bloomfield.
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You won’t want to miss Wild Swan Theater’s “Charlotte’s Web.” Described by author E.B White as “a story of friendship and salvation on a farm.” Tickets are still available online for May 4, 7, 8, and 9!
Join us for An Afternoon of Ann Arbor’s Best on Sunday, March 20th at The Ark from 1:30-3:00pm. This fundraiser provides essential support and features artists we have collaborated with during our 36 years of making artistic, accessible, and affordable theater for families. Tickets are $15 each, or $50 for a family four pack. They are available online at www.wildswantheater.org or at 734.995-0530.
Drum Me a Story starts tomorrow! The first few shows are sold out, but good seats are still available Friday, February 12th at 12pm and Saturday, February 13th at 11am. Enrichment activities provided by Leslie Science and Nature Center after the Saturday performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtO7-WtbyOI&feature=youtu.be
Tickets are going so fast, we now only have them available for the February 12th noon and February 13th 11am shows for “Drum Me A Story.” This delightful collection of African tales was selected and developed for children ages 3 through 9 and is 45 minutes in length. These humorous stories, including two different Anansi stories illustrating the cleverness of Anansi the spider man and “How the Turtle Got Its Shell,” will be performed through storytelling, acting, and drumming. Special enrichment activities after the Saturday performance will be provided by Leslie Science & Nature Center – LSNC. Purchase tickets online or at the door. All performances at Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College.