Kayla Korzekwinski (Anne Boleyn) and Camden Wilder (Henry VIII) star in Alamance Children's Theatre's production of "Night at the Wax Museum," which will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 9-10, 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. Credit card reservations can be made by calling (336) 222-TIXS. / Kate Dahlquist, Special to the Times-News
Commentary by Abby Chester
Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Night at the Wax Museum” hopes to capture the heart of every mystery tale fanatic in the county. With six high school world history class failures, a teacher and her caring aunts, crazy money lovers, and of course, mysterious wax figures, this show represents the creepier side of wax museums.
Directed by Wayne Leonard, an experienced area director, this production will take you through a fascinating museum run by Jolene and Julene Fairchild, (Lilly Copplestone and Sydney Fischer.) Their niece, Heather Fairchild, (Emily Sledge) brings her students to the museum as part of the summer school curriculum. The students have no idea what will await them when they arrive at the mysterious old building.
As the students get deeper into the museum, they find more and more things that keep them on their toes, especially the recurring figures of the wax people. They think they are being tricked by Heather until a group of wax pirates, later joined by cowboys, confront Heather and the kids. They soon realize that the historical wax figures are somehow alive after all, and are each searching for a supposed “treasure” that is said to be hidden in the museum.
Featuring King Henry VIII, (Camden Wilder), Cleopatra, (MacKenzie Bradley), Blackbeard, (Soren Dahlquist), Butch Cassidy, (Cooper Rachlin) and mysterious Lizzie Borden (Olivia Young), the students are constantly in danger from these characters as they are chased throughout the museum. They also have to watch out for the greedy Violet Sneed (Morgan Smith) and her evil son and his girlfriend as they try to take the museum from the aunts.
If you are interested in seeing this show, it is showing in the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington, Friday through Sunday and Oct. 16-18. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $8 for adults and can be purchased at the box office between noon and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays or one hour prior to showtime. Credit card reservations can be made by calling (336) 222-TIXS.
Abby Chester is an eighth-grader at Western Alamance Middle School and a Teens & Twenties writer.