Superstar Academy is following up last year's award-winning production of "#Alice: A Cautionary Technology Fable" with a new original production written and directed by Zach Hanner.  Tales of the Unusual is an anthology of weird, wacky and wonderful tales.

 

Combine modern dilemmas every kid faces with storylines from “The Twilight Zone” and you get this exciting show from the pen of Executive Director Zach Hanner.

 

“The Cool Kid” follows a typical middle school where a group of tastemaking tweens known as “The Pops” influence the other students with their adaptation of trends. But when a new student named Hunter arrives, he steals the group’s thunder and takes over as the new “cool kid.” But when The Pops discover Hunter is a robot sent by the marketing team of a major corporation in order to sell them things, all bets are off! 

 

“Rockin’" follows a group of young kids trying to start their first band. Unfortunately their lead guitarist, Jimmy, might keep them from becoming huge stars due to his lack of musical skill. When Jimmy meets a stranger that offers him a magic guitar and amplifier, he becomes an overnight virtuoso. But will his newfound talent ruin his relationship with his bandmates? Will they rock out at the huge gig and get that record contract? Will his enchanted equipment be enough to make Jimmy happy?

 

Performances are:

Thursday, May 14th at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 16th at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 17th at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

 

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children under 10 and are available only at the door.

Proceeds go to support Superstar Academy's In-School Outreach programs. 

 

Tales of the Unusual is written and directed by Zach Hanner, Executive Director of Superstar Academy, a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to provide acting instruction to area youth at low or no cost. Superstar Academy provides after school and in-school instruction, including programs at DC Virgo, Williston, Laney as well as a program for special needs students.

 

Zach Hanner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Performance Studies. He has worked as a professional actor, writer and musician for the last 23 years and is a recipient of a Wilmington Theater Award for “Best Children’s Performance” for his work on the popular weekly youth show at TheatreNOW, “Super Saturday Fun Time.” This is his 9th original show written specifically for kids.

Tales of the Unusual  
A Superstar Academy original production.
May 14 -17 at TheatreNOW

Theatre Network of Wilmington's Educational Outreach, Superstar Academy

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