Wheaton Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the 59th season of the Wheaton Pops “Sensational Summer Saturdays” concert series! We are excited to bring you another series of four concerts filled with a masterful mix of music played by the talented members of the Wheaton Symphony.

The 2017 program is all set, and we are confident that you won’t want to miss a single performance! Mark your calendars for:

July 8, 2017 – Broadway Tonite!
July 22, 2017 – Hooray for Hollywood!
July 29, 2017 – The ‘70s Show
August 5, 2017 – A Cole Porter Celebration

As always, we are delighted to share the stage with guest performers. Our principal flutist, Susan Crandall, will be a featured soloist during our first concert. For the final concert of the series, we will welcome vocalists Alicia Berneche, soprano; Alexia Armstrong, mezzo-soprano; Vincent McPherson, tenor; and Lorenzo Formosa, baritone, performing pieces from Cole Porter that are always audience favorites.

Now that spring has sprung, the Season Brochure containing all the important information regarding the schedule, venue and ticket ordering has gone out to everyone on our mailing list. The brochure/order form is also available by clicking here. If we don’t have you on our list, you can join by clicking on the Subscribe button below, or by calling the orchestra office at 630-790-1430.

It is wonderful that ticket sales have increased to near sold-out levels for every concert. But that makes it more important than ever to order your tickets early. Consider becoming a season ticket subscriber in 2017. Not only does that ensure that you have tickets for every performance, but you do it at a great savings: all four concerts for the price of three!

Take a few minutes today to join our email list. Please also consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our programming and ensure future seasons of “Sensational Summer Saturdays.”

For the lasting enjoyment of our concertgoers, every concert is recorded, and the CDs will be available for purchase at the end of the season. There will be an order form on the website, and forms will also be mailed to our list members. Your purchase is not only a great way to enjoy the Wheaton Pops all year long, but supports the orchestra and helps make our programs possible. The CDs make great gifts, too!

We look forward to seeing you this summer. Thank you for being a wonderful audience – we do what we do for you!

Open Call for International Premiere of Dear Evan Hansen Will Be Held In Toronto

Producers of the International Premier Dear Evan Hansen are here in Toronto and are looking for young actors to play the lead roles of Evan Hansen and Alana Beck.

The Producing are holding an Open Call for the roles mentioned above, which begins at 9 AM and will continue throughout the whole afternoon. If you are interested bring your resume, music sheet and a picture to the Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue in Toronto. An accompanist will be provided by the production.

Dear Evan Hansen’s story revolves around a High School Boy named Evan Hansen of course, who has some Anxiety Issues and never had any friend in high school also he has always had a crush on Zoe Murphy. The Therapist of the boy asks the boy to write a letter every day about why this day would be considered good and thus makes the plot of the story. The Show will start it performances in March 2019 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, July 23.

Dear Evan Hansen will include a score from a team that has won Tony and Oscar awards of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul featuring Dogfight and A Christmas Story. A book Masters of sex has also been included in the show written by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson. The Choreography is done by the Choreographer of Fun Home, Danny Mefford and is Directed by Michael Greif a multiple times nominee in Tony Awards for his shows like Rent, Next to Normal and If/Then.

The production is looking for two actors 17 years or older to play high school seniors Evan Hansen (pop tenor G2-B4) and Alana Beck (pop soprano F3-E5 belt). Actors interested in the show are to prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock or any current musical theatre song. CAEA members will be preferred at open calls and auditions will remain till all the actors have auditioned. Want to get cheap Dear Evan Hansen tickets? Tickets4musical has all cheap Dear Evan Hansen tickets available and providing it with discount coupon. Go on Tickets4musical.com and use their discount code to get extra discount.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the open call, you can send your resume and a picture vial mail to dehcastingtoronto@gmail.com.