Wednesday, September 28
Witches come one, come all and be automatically entered into the costume contest. The Witches, by a favorite children’s author, Roald Dahl, is the basis of a Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy Theatre for Young Audiences production.
The cast will preview the show with a teaser at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Other activities will include a brief look at the author and at witches in literature and film. The feature attraction will be a visit from Maribeth Hamilton, owner of Topeka Best Pets. She’ll be bringing critters from her shop and share how to care for mice as pets.
Before you leave, decorate your own mouse to take home. Then visit the shelves to check out books to read or listen too by Roald Dahl and movies based upon his works – for children and adults, too. Much to see, hear, and do. This program will get you into the Halloween spirit. Beware of the witches among us!
The Witches, will be performed by adults for children at the Oldfather Theatre, 8th and Oakley, October 7 through 16, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office, 357-5211, or online at topekacivictheatre.com. Discover how a brave boy and his grandma try to foil The Grand High Witch’s monstrous plan.
Last season the Academy youth performed Willy Wonka, Jr. based upon Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another Roald Dahl favorite. That mouth-watering story is also available in a variety of formats, including book, audiobook and movie.