Wheaton Drama is pleased to present a show that has a voting element...without contentious politics! Broadway Ballot, playing at 8 p.m. on August 17 and 18, and 3 p.m. on August 19, is a revue of Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. Appealing to audiences who enjoy a wide spectrum of musical styles, the revue includes songs from "comfort food" like The Music Man to edgier fare like Reefer Madness.
The voting comes into play after audiences have enjoyed the show. Audiences will receive a ballot in which they can vote for the Broadway Ballot selection they liked best. Results will be provided to Wheaton Drama's musical play reading committee to help guide their musical choices for the next season.
Since Broadway Ballot is a special benefit for Wheaton Drama, $5 raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the shows. Raffle prizes include Wheaton Drama season tickets and gift cards from Ivy of Wheaton, Muldoon's, The Bank Restaurant, Genghis Grill, Front Street Cocina, Carol's Garden Restaurant, and more!
Broadway Ballot is directed by Craig Gustafson (also directing the Wheaton Drama 2013 spring musical, Into the Woods). The musical director is Hayden Ashley. Choreographers are Tracy Adams, Harmony Barry, Tori Marie Cahn, Katy Smith, and George Zima. Bruce Ebner is production manager.
The Broadway Ballot cast includes: Stan Austin, Garrett Ard, Anthony Berg, Ben Dooley, Lisa Dawn Foertsch, Terry Foster, Zach Gibson, Craig Gustafson, Melissa Heeres, Dee Hicks, Ken Kaden, Randy Knott, Sara Malloy, Meg McGarry, Fletcher Ogren, Sande Ogren, Sean Ogren, David Pfenninger, Barb Rieger, Julie Rodgers-Baker, Michelle Rollins, Pam Turlow, Stuart Vance, and George Zima.
Broadway Ballot show tickets are only $10. Performances are Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton, IL at 8pm on August 17 and 18; 3pm on August 19. Visit http://www.wheatondrama.org, or call 630-260-1820 to purchase tickets.