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“CATS…THE MUSICAL (YOUNG ACTOR’S EDITION)
CATS...THE MUSICAL (Young Actor's Edition) is a meow-tastic, one-hour adaptation of one of Broadway's longest-running hits, brought to life by the creative genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is specifically designed to enchant young audiences and their families. This purr-fectly delightful show offers a delightful escape from reality, inviting everyone to step into the whimsical world of cats, where they can express their emotions through amazing costumes, makeup, enchanting songs and captivating dances.
Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this enchanting feline fantasy. Performances are Friday, December 1 & 8 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2 & 9 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 & 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall in Carson City.
In WHCT’s production, over 80 of Northern Nevada’s most talented young actors (ages 7-19) inhabit the world of CATS. The stage transforms into an oversized junkyard playground lived in by an array of enchanting felines, each with their own unique charm. From the sassy Rum Tum Tugger to the mysterious Macavity, the magical Mr. Mistoffelees to the lovable Jennyanydots, and the steadfast Skimbleshanks to the poignant Grizabella, you'll meet a host of unforgettable characters. These Jellicle Cats come out to play on a special night known as the Jellicle Ball. They take turns sharing their tales with Old Deuteronomy, their wise and kind-hearted leader, who faces the challenging decision of selecting one lucky Cat to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and begin a brand-new Jellicle life.
CATS has left its paw prints all over the world, gracing the stages of over 30 countries and speaking to audiences in 16 different languages. More than 73 million people worldwide have been enchanted by this whimsical masterpiece. The original Broadway cast recording received a well-deserved Grammy Award for Best Cast Album. And, of course, Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent musical score includes the iconic and heartwarming song "Memory," cherished by audiences and covered by more than 150 artists, from the likes of Barbra Streisand to Liberace to Barry Manilow.
Secure your tickets here or call 775-722-8551 for more information. It's the purr-fect family outing that'll have you clapping your paws and feeling feline-tastic! See you in the junkyard!!! Meow!
Wild Horse Children's Theater
Wins Big at Junior Theater Festival 2023
Bravo! Wild Horse Children’s Theater (WHCT) Junior Theater Festival Performance Troupe recently brought home top honors at the Junior Theater Festival West (JTF) in Sacramento, CA. The group traveled to Sacramento, CA for the annual 2023 Junior Theater Festival West in February. There they performed 15 minutes of an MTI Broadway Junior musical, and the group’s production of “Seussical, Jr.” earned them a Freddie G Excellence in Music award.
Among those from WHCT who also received individual accolades recognizing their outstanding talent and hard work were, Anuhea Azevedo, Freddie G Outstanding Individual Performance award and JTF Festival All-Star, Kai Moore, JTF Festival All-Star, and Brooklyn Remington, Kai Moore, and Olivia Briggs who made it to the call-backs to a yet-to-be announced special video project being held in New York this summer. Director, Carol Scott, was honored with the Freddie G Fellowship 2023 and will be flown to NYC this summer with 4 other outstanding theater educators from across the country for one-on-one development sessions with Broadway professionals.
Adjudicator, John Prignano, MTI COO & Director of Education and Development; said, "From the moment Anuhea Azevedo stepped on to the stage as the Cat in The Hat, the entire cast had the audience's attention. It was a true ensemble presentation; each actor knew the part they played in the show, and they gave us focused and energized performances."
Executive Director Carol Scott said, “JTF 2023 was a spectacular weekend full of amazing people, incredibly inspiring, thoughtful, talented kids, and some wonderful memories! And WHCT got to top it all off with prestigious awards for the 6th year running! I am absolutely honored to work with such an amazing team and such talented young actors! They are all incredibly special!”
The Junior Theater Festival West is a three-day annual convention that gives students in musical theater the opportunity to shine in the spotlight and find their voice with a weekend of workshops, performances, and showcases.
WHCT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to learn and grow in the performing arts in a supportive and nurturing environment. Through their various programs and productions, the organization aims to educate and inspire youth, fostering a love for theater and helping them develop skills that will benefit them both on and off stage.