Golly Gee Whiz
By Joanne Bogart & Eric Rockwell
Directed by Ann Holmes
Winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical and the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this rousing show offers ten spectacular musical numbers that give every young actor their moment in the spotlight! Golly Gee Whiz! is the quintessential “backyard musical,” a loving tribute to the terrific Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s.
The residents of Happyville, USA, aren’t all that happy. Usually loaded with a golly-gee-whiz sort of unstoppable optimism and ready to make the world a better place, they all seem to have come down with a case of boredom and grumps. They have good reason to feel so lousy. After all, it’s the middle of the Great Depression. But that’s when Mickey and Judy set ‘em straight and get everyone to work to put on a show! Why, if they all pitch in together, they can do something good for the town and raise some money to help out the local businesses! By working together, they put on such a great show that folks come from miles around to see it, and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it once was.
You can watch a trailer of Golly Gee Whiz at: youtu.be/I82wh5oDlO4
Produced by First Wing Family Theatre at St. Paul's Liberty Church Education Center, 3494 Oak Park Rd., Deerfield, WI 53531
Performances: June 24-25, 2023
Saturday, June 24, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Possible performance Sunday, June 25, 2:00
Ticket Prices: $10 Adults $8 Seniors and youth 5-18 Under 5 free
Call 608-764-5267 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
AUDITIONS: Saturday, March 18, 10:00 - 6:00 at St. Paul's Liberty Church Education Center, 3494 Oak Park Rd., Deerfield, WI These are open auditions, but, if you prefer to reserve a time slot, please call or send us an email.
Auditions are open to youth age 7 - 18. All actors should prepare a 1 minute monologue and a short a capella song. Some actors may be asked to read from the script.