Wheeling High School Musical – ‘Cry-Baby’ Selected for State Festival


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The Wheeling High School Musical Theater Program’s presentation of “Cry-Baby the Musical” has been selected as part of the program for the upcoming Illinois High School Theater Festival. The cast will perform the musical twice on January 7, at Illinois State University in Normal.

This is the second time that the Wheeling Musical Theater Program has been honored with an invitation to perform in the downstate; his team performed “In The Heights” at the 2017 festival.

Wheeling High School director Stephen Colella said, “After the last two crazy years, I had one and only one goal in mind this year when I picked a show for this group of students – something fun. The score is cemented in the Rockabilly genre of the 1950s and is exceptional, and the characters are ridiculous, so that was a given with the kids that I have. Who wants drama after the past two years? “

Everyone in the district 214 community can see what this is about. In preparation for the festival, the team added two encore performances of “Cry-Baby” at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30, at the Wheeling High School Theater, 900 S. Elmhurst Road.

The Tony Award nominated “Cry-Baby” who jumps and jumps is rated PG-13.

Tickets for the December encore performances at Wheeling High School are $ 10 and are available at the following link: https://tickets.d214.org/show/91.

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