I just finished directing six DIFFERENT casts of Wonka with 117 fifth through eighth graders. This was a life-changing experience for many of them. You see I follow the Randy Pausch theory of “brain-fake.” He states that you get students to learn something they really don’t think they are learning. Since I want every student
There are two weeks until Wonka goes up. Every show I do has it’s own life, it’s own problems, and it’s own individual personality. This show is not different from any other. First, the show was moved to the fall, since I will be on a sabbatical in the Spring. Second, rehearsals were moved to
That’s correct! We are at 97 students in Wonka already. I am giddy with glee. I anticipated a smaller cast this year due to show being in fall, rehearsals in the morning, and no fourth graders. Every day I have three or four students come to me wanting to be a part of the production.