It is from the bottom of our heart that we announce we will be closing the Wilde Coward Company at the end of June 2019. For the past 13 years, we have run the incredibly rewarding troupe for WCC and have produced many outstanding productions. The actors, dancers, and artists we've had the pleasure of working with have easily made up some of the best experiences of our lives.
This company was started as a whim of two women who loved theatre and dance, and it grew into a place for so many performers to express themselves and do shows that they may have never gotten the opportunity to do anywhere else. We cannot demonstrate enough gratitude to the hundreds of people who helped us make magic on stages across our community. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Please visit our website for the time remaining to see photos of these phenomenal performers. We wish all of our artists the best of luck in the future and we guarantee: we'll see you at the show.
Rachel & Jo
WCC Presents: Art by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. This witty comedy pits two old friends against each other over the question: what is art? Things get heated as pent-up feelings are revealed that pour over other aspects of their lives, not just how they decorate their walls. A third friend tries desperately to mediate while getting caught in the crossfire. Come see our latest ridiculous romp on May 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7PM, or May 19 & 26 at 2PM. We’re performing at the Arts Alive Dance Studio in Deltona, FL and tickets are $12 for students, $15 for adults. Call or email with any questions! (386-227-7444, firstname.lastname@example.org)
We're holding auditions for our upcoming production of Art by Yasmina Reza. There are 3 characters to cast, and auditions are open to men and women, ages 20+, any race/nationality/ethnicity.
Monologues are delightful, but not mandatory. We'll have sides for you to read.
VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME. In the video, please slate and perform one piece, 1 min max. Please send those to email@example.com.
Auditions are being held at the Arts Alive Dance Studio. Directions can be found here.
Any questions, let us know!
Our annual production of the Nutcracker is sure to astonish you with it’s innovative storyline and beautiful performance. We’ve recruited some of the top dancers in our area to perform with holiday classic. It’s fun for all ages and is the perfect way to begin your Christmas season. Join us for performances at Deland High School Dec 7 & 8 at 7:00PM. Tickets are only $12 for students, and $15 for adults.
To purchase, please visit us at http://wildecoward.com/tickets/
For any questions, we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-227-7444
The Wilde Coward Company is holding auditions for the fantastic dark comedy Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit. We need 8 amazing ladies and 2 diabolical men to fill out this extraordinary show.
Auditions will be held at the Volusia Academy of Dance on March 17 & 18 from 1PM to 4PM. Monologues are welcome, but not a requirement. If you'd like to submit a video audition because you're unable to make these dates, please send them to email@example.com
All characters can be any age, race, or ethnicity. Some characters require an accent: Austrian and Spanish.
WOMAN WHO PLAYS RECORDS - Constance, the wife of Mozart
WOMAN IN SAFARI OUTFIT - Famous explorer Osa Johnson
WOMAN WITH NOTEBOOK - Snarky Gertrude Stein
GIRL IN GOSSAMER DRESS - Ethereal silent film actress Pearl White
WOMAN IN AVIATRIX'S OUTFIT - Brash Amelia Earhart
WOMAN IN QUEENLY SPANISH GARB - Regal Queen Isabella
WOMAN IN ARMOR - Hilarious Joan of Arc
WOMAN WITH GAVEL - Tough Susan B Anthony
MAN IN WHITE - The man who controls it all
HIS ASSISTANT - The man who helps the man who controls it all
Come on out! Performances will be held in Lake Helen on April 28-29 and May 5-6.
The beautiful classic The Nutcracker will be performed December 2nd and 3rd at 7pm in Deland at the Stetson Theatre. Wilde Coward Company is excited to produce this wonderful piece from our collective artistic tapestry.
Everyone knows the Nutcracker: the story of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker toy as they travel one Christmas night to the mythical Candyland. They find the home of the splendiferous Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and all the delightful sweets.
Join us, won't you? This lovely ballet will be performed for two nights only so get your tickets today!
Congratulations to all our amazing dancers and performers! Your auditions were incredible and we're excited to have you part of our cast!!
Clara - Kaiya Morgan
Clara Under Study - Mollie Lemelin
The Matron - Rachel Terhune
The Orphans - Sarah Belden, Caera Englehart, Alysia Gwynn, Elayna Harvey, Mischa Henderson, Mollie Lemelin, Payton Morgan, Kalie Pichelman, Genya Redondo, Giselle Redondo, Sarah Remache, Jamie Shelmire, Courtney Taylor, Kiana Tiscareno
Mrs. Drosselmeyer- Kendell Tramont
Harlequinn Dolls - Rachel Brown, Zoey Mansour, Alyssa Myers, Ana Myers
Jacks in the box - Jalexys Ayala, Nialynn Felix, Gabriella Gallentine
The Nutcracker - Kevin Ruehlen
Mice - Sarah Belden, Caera Englehart, Elayna Harvey, Payton Morgan, Giselle Redondo, Sarah Remache
Rats - Alysia Gwynn, Zoey Mansour, Alyssa Myers, Ana Myers, Kiana Tiscareno
Soldiers - Mischa Henderson, Kalie Pichelman, Genya Redondo, Jamie Shelmire, Mollie Lemelin
Rat King - Jalexys Ayala
Snow Queen - Courtney Taylor
Snow Queen Under Study - Rachel Brown
Snowflake Soloists (pointe) - Nialynn Felix, Gabriella Gallentina
Snowflake corps (Flat) - Jalexys Ayala, Rachel Brown, Alysia Gwynn, Mischa Henderson, Zoey Mansour, Alyssa Myers, Ana Myers, Jamie Shelmire
The Land of the Sweets
Angels - Sarah Belden, Payton Morgan, Caera Englehart, Giselle Redondo, Sarah Remache
Seraphim - Elayna Harvey
Sugar Plum Fairy - Kendell Tramont
Spanish Soloist - Gabriella Gallentine
Spanish Corps - Mischa Henderson, Alyssa Myers
Arabian Peacock - Caera Englehart
Arabian Corps - Rachel Brown, Alysia Gwynn
Chinese - Zoey Mansour, Jamie Shelmire
Russian - Jalexys Ayala, Nialynn Felix, Sarah Remache
Marzipan Soloists - Ana Myers, Courtney Taylor
Marzipan Corps - Mollie Lemelin, Kalie Pichelman, Genya Redondo, Kiana Tiscareno
Mother Ginger - Rachel Terhune
Bon Bons - Sarah Belden, Elayna Harvey, Payton Morgan, Giselle Redondo
Dew Drop Fairy - Rachel Brown
Dew Drop Fairy Under Study - Courtney Taylor
Flower Soloists (Pointe) - Nialynn Felix, Gabriella Gallentine
Flower Corps - Jalexys Ayala, Alysia Gwynn, Mischa Henderson, Zoey Mansour, Alyssa Myers, Ana Myers, Jamie Shelmire, Courtney Taylor
Two children engage in an “altercation.” Someone gets hit with a stick. It’s time for the parents to discuss, and how do they handle it? This is the premise for the Wilde Coward Company’s latest theatrical production, Yasmina Reza’s vicious comedy, God of Carnage. A Broadway darling, God of Carnage skewers the polite society we’ve all bought into and boils four people down to their basest forms. The image of the perfect PTA meeting and well-mannered play dates becomes a broiling onslaught of marriage issues and childish shenanigans.
“We’re supposed to be the adults in this situation,” says Sara Humbert, one of the actresses who portray a parent in question. “We’re supposed to be civil, and we just become a mess.” The two sets of parents soon devolve into squabbling children themselves.
“Loyalties become mixed,” adds director Dr. Julie Schmitt, “the couples break away from each other and it becomes women versus men, three against one, and so forth.”
And at the root of it is the question of how far does politeness go? How long can our characters keep up the façade of prim and proper members of society as they decide how to handle their rambunctious children? The answer is: not long.
Rehearsals have been a challenging experiment as the four leads try to find the humor and darkness of their comedy. One of the actors, David Lowe, has children very similar in age to the kids talked about in the show and he can commiserate with our beleaguered parents.
“I’ve met plenty of people like these characters,” says Lowe. “They all put on a good face, but deep down they’re furious or flippant or just a ball of raw emotions.”
Do we ever rise above our rudimentary nature? Can we get past being the spoiled princess, the bully, the know-it- all, or any other of those first personalities children give a try? Wilde Coward Company’s God of Carnage is going to take a shot at answering those questions in the most ridiculous way possible.
WCC’s production of God of Carnage goes up July 15 th and runs for two weekends. Fridays and Saturdays (July 15, 16, 22, 23) at 7PM, and Sundays (July 17 & 24) at 2PM. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students and can be purchased at wildecoward.com/tickets. Some language may not be suitable for younger audiences. They are located in beautiful Venetian Bay off of SR 44 (424 Luna Bella Ln, Suite 120, New Smyrna). Please contact WCC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-227- 7444 for questions.
We're excited to be producing our very own Nutcracker this holiday season. This beautiful, classic ballet is the foundation of any dancer's education and it is a beautiful spectacle to behold. We're holding auditions for all ages and skill levels. Auditions are being held July 30th! More information on when your age group auditions is in the document below.
We're ready to enroll for our summer day camps beginning June 2016! These are for kids ages 5-13 and are being held from 9am-4pm. We do have early arrival options available as well as sibling discounts.
June 6th-10th - Around the World!
June 13th-17th - At the Movies!
June 20th-24th - A Trip to the Zoo!
June 27th-July 1st - Fun in the Sun!
And in July we're doing focused in intensives for ages 9-16 in Art, Dance & Theatre.
July 11th-15th - Dance Intensive
July 18th-22nd - Art Intensive
July 25th-29th - Theatre Intensive
Each week can be registered for $150, or you can do the whole month of June for $500 or July for $350.
Contact us today for questions and registration! email@example.com and 386-227-7444
“Steel Magnolias may be one of the most honest portrayals of female friendships brought to stage,” voices Jo Yadanza, co-director of the Wilde Coward Company’s latest production. WCC, based out of New Smyrna Beach, is staging an intimate portrayal of Robert Harling’s perennial classic April 8-10, and 15-17 at their studio in Venetian Bay.
Set in Chinquapin, Louisiana in Truvy Jones’ beauty salon, the audience gets to enjoy the highs and lows of six phenomenal women. Steel Magnolias has been performed thousands of times across the country, as well as in Ireland, Sweden, and Japan. It has been made into an award-winning motion picture, two television productions, and multiple runs on Broadway. “This story is enduring,” says Yadanza. “Anyone can relate to friendship, family, comedy, tragedy. It’s got it all.”
Steel Magnolias does have it all, including six fiery personalities that stand out in an ensemble cast. “Each role is a bucket-list role,” says Rosemary Shaw, Daytona, “I’ve personally wanted to play Ouiser Boudreaux forever.” The cast is made up talented ladies across Central Florida, all fans of the well-known play. They’re also a wide range of actors, from newcomer Hannah Hendrickson to veteran Rockie Kobrin. A few are WCC alumni, such as Suzanne Pieri, with a couple of new faces like Missy Barnes.
And while they’re all fans of the film, they’re definitely bringing their own spin to the play. “For those who have only seen the movie,” another cast member Larissa Roberts, Deland says, “The stage play has a little more insight. Some more tidbits into these women’s lives.” It’s deeply moving and funny, and perfect for the intimate setting WCC has chosen for it. They’re transforming one of their studio rooms into Truvy’s beauty shop, bringing the audience in close for all the gossip and fun. It will be held blackbox style with limited seating for the six performances. Staff members of the Wilde Coward Company are recommending tickets be purchased ASAP so as not to miss its short run.
This warm and touching production of Steel Magnolias will be staged at the Wilde Coward Company in Venetian Bay, NSB from April 8-10 and 15-17. Fridays and Saturday performances are at 7PM, Sunday matiness at 2PM. Tickets are only $15 adults, $12 students, and can be purchased online at www.wildecoward.com/tickets, or by contacting their box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-227-7444.