Millville, NJ (March 13, 2018) – Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is participating in The Stages Festival, an annual program of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance that provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the month of March. They are bringing the Pushcart Player’s production of “Peter and the Wolf” to the WheatonArts Event Center on Saturday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, this show is 50 minutes in length and appropriate for children pre-K through fifth grade and their families.
As described by The Stages Festival, “Peter and the Wolf” is an enchanting production set to the resplendent music by composer Sergei Prokofiev. Each character is represented by a different musical motif in this story of a spirited young boy who confronts the dangers of the forest with courage, creativity, and leadership. With a professional cast (Actors’ Equity Association) who employs various forms of puppetry, singing, and choreography, “Peter and the Wolf” is a universal theatrical celebration that has toured nationally and abroad.
The themes of this story are what make it a timeless classic. Friendship and caring. Arrogance and prejudice. Youth and maturity. Conflict resolution and beauty in the natural order of life. All worthy of celebration! Filled with laughter and love, friendship and feelings, “Peter and the Wolf” offers something special for the whole family.
“The Alliance is grateful that WheatonArts is participating in the 2018 Stages Festival,” said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance. “For 21 years, Stages has provided theatrical experiences for thousands of residents, regardless of age, across New Jersey. These efforts would not be made possible without the wonderful help of our partners such as WheatonArts.”
The Stages Festival offers dozens of performances, workshops, classes, and events at theatres, art centers, libraries, schools, senior centers, and other community venues throughout the state. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible, and fun.
Show time for Peter and the Wolf is 2:00 p.m. in the WheatonArts Event Center. Reservations are suggested. For more information about the show or to make a reservation, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit www.wheatonarts.org. To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival please visit stagesfestival.org.
WheatonArts resumes its six-day operating schedule on April 3. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10.00, $9.00 Senior Adults and $7.00 Students. Children five and under are free. Free to shop and stroll except during special outdoor events. For more information about WheatonArts exhibitions, programs and events, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit wheatonarts.org.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State, and is supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America – from the first glass bottles made in America to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other contemporary artists who work in glass. Visitors experience the art of glassmaking, ceramics and flameworking in the Artist Studios. From April through December the Museum of American Glass and Gallery of Fine Craft present special exhibitions. WheatonArts also offers traditional and multi-cultural programs, classes, workshops, performances, and weekend festivals. The award-winning Museum Stores offer traditional and contemporary art and craft in all mediums.
About New Jersey Theater Alliance
Founded in 1981, New Jersey Theatre Alliance was the first statewide service organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is now a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation, and audience development. The Stages Festival is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Alliance. Major funding is also provided by Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, and PSEG Foundation. Additional support is provided by individuals, corporations, and foundations such as The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Fund for the New Jersey Blind, and George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.