Catch ‘Writer’s Block’ on the Wheeler stage
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What: ‘Writer’s Block,’ presented by Aspen Country Day School
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 5 p.m.
Where: Wheeler Opera House
Cost: $15/children; $20/adults
Tickets: Wheeler box office; www.aspenshowtix.com
The 37th annual all-school play from Aspen Country Day School, “Writer’s Block,” takes over the Wheeler Opera House this weekend.
An original creation written by eighth graders and performed by the entire school, the show plays Friday and Saturday.
This year, the eighth-grade students decided to take a peek into the future. The play centers around the 20th reunion of the school’s 2015 graduates and the goal of getting everyone back together. But where is everyone? They’re scattered all over the globe living lives of purpose and adventure. What will it take to get them back to campus for the festivities? The power of the written word solves the problem.
With songs like “We Put the Ag in Swag,” “Hang 10” and “A Little Soft Shoe,” this show is a musical production that features each grade dancing, singing in true Country Day style.
The show is directed by Marci Sketch and choreographed by Annie Garrett, with music direction from Tom Paxton and art direction by Paula Ponto. Students make the sets, create the script come up with ideas for songs and dances, and play musical instruments on stage along with local professional musicians.
Tickets are on sale now.
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