Sunday, June 02, 2013

REVIEW, GIVEAWAY, AND PRINTABLE: Night At The Wax Museum at The Empress Theatre

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Last night we were excited to attend a production of Night At The Wax Museum at The Empress Theatre. We saw this on the 2013 schedule last December when we went to see The Christmas Box, and have been looking forward to seeing it ever since. We were not disappointed! A huge thanks to The Empress Theatre for inviting us back to review another fantastic show!

This was the perfect “end-of-school-year” activity to do with my kids. They are seven and nine years old, and their last day of school is Thursday. Seeing Night At The Wax Museum peaked their interest about historical figures, and motivated them to learn more about these characters over summer vacation. My daughter just learned about Ancient Egypt in school, and was excited when they talked about Cleopatra’s canopic jars. We are adding this research project to our Summer To Do List.

The story is about a group of kids who fail history class, and to make up for it, they have to work at a museum over the summer. They are less than excited about doing so, and have no idea what’s in store for them at the museum.

After reading an inscription on Cleopatra’s bracelet, the wax figures are brought to life and cause chaos throughout the museum for all those involved. Historical figures on the hunt for a secret treasure, a rekindled high school flame, greedy landlords and a group of ladies determined to bring interest to history are just some of the events that unfold during Night At The Wax Museum.

“Take history and mix it all together in a place where it has no business being, the present,” said Michele Brown, director of Night At The Wax Museum. “It’s historical entropy brought to light in a way that can only result in laughter and surprise.”

Families of all ages will enjoy this production, and walk away with peaked interest in learning about history and the characters that shaped the world we know today. 

“The show is to be enjoyed by all ages,” Brown said. “So please, take your adult hats off and put back on your child hats. Let yourself go, and get caught up in the silliness.”

Night At The Wax Museum is the first full length play directed by Michele Brown. It was written last year by Craig Sodaro, writer of over 150 plays. Unlike many other shows at The Empress, Night At The Wax Museum is not a musical.

My son, of course, loved the pirates. Blackbeard, played by Marcus Rood, was loud and commanding; exactly as we imagine Blackbeard himself was in his prime pirating days. Rood also played a pirate at The Empress Theatre in Pirates Of Penzance in 2007.

My daughter loved Calamity Jane, played by Sheridan Walk, and wants to learn more about her over the summer break. She just got a pair of cowgirl boots a few days before seeing Night At The Wax Museum, and even wore them to the show. Walk was also seen in the ensemble of Big The Musical, and Night At The Wax Museum is her first straight play.

Night At The Wax Museum is playing at The Empress Theatre on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays until June 22, 2013. Tickets can be purchased online, or at The Empress Theatre box office in Magna, UT.

SPECIAL EVENT: Come dressed as your favorite historical character to "Night at the Wax Museum" on Mon June 3 and get in for just $8!! And be eligible to win comp tickets to an upcoming show!! Don't miss the fun :)

WIN a pair of tickets to see Night At The Wax Museum at The Empress Theatre

The Empress Theatre has provided a pair of tickets for one lucky Enjoy Utah reader! Enter below, and don’t forget to refer your family and friends! This giveaway ends on Friday June 7th 2013 at 11am, so make sure to enter now!

How to enter:

  • You must “like” The Empress Theatre on Facebook to be entered into this drawing.
  • Other extra entries are as below.
  • Deadline to enter is Friday June 7, 2013 at noon.
  • Winner has 24 hours to respond to email and claim their prize. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.

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Summer History Project:

Start Summer break by attending a production of Night At The Wax Museum at The Empress Theatre, which will get your kids excited about a summer-long history project. They will enjoy learning about the exciting historical figures they see come to life in Night At The Wax Museum.

Use our FREE Historical Figures printable to hang on your fridge and keep track of your research. Go to your local library to check out books, or scour the internet for fun projects. historical figures bingo-page-001Click on image above to print

I was provided two tickets to attend Night At The Wax Museum at The Empress Theatre. I was not compensated for my review, nor was I required or persuaded to write any specific type of review. The opinions and views expressed in this review are all my own.

1 comment:

  1. The plays I have attended at The Empress have been wonderful and delightful. Looking forward to Night at the Wax Museum!


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