Wax figures come to life as East Central University Showtime presents A Night at the Wax Museum, Friday Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy I. Summers Theatre of Science Hall.
Matinee performances are being conducted on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10, at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount. Students in grades 7-12 get in for $7 and children 12 and under are $5. Admission is free for all ECU students, faculty and staff with ECU ID.
The Cultully Wax Museum is an enchanted place where wax figures bring history to life, literally. Violet Sneed, played by Raegan Thomas of Howe, Oklahoma, and her son Jasper, played by Keegan Buckaloo of Sallisaw, threaten to find a way to break the lease the women of the Historical Society (Annabelle Elliott, of Ada; Carolynn Stephens, of Sulphur; Shelby Stinson, of Poteau; Ashton Mayle, of Eufaula and Haylee Johnson, of Newalla) had with her deceased grandfather, Rufus Ravenscroft.
School teacher Heather Fairchild, played by Cassidy Malm, brings her summer school students (Morgan Urlaub, Emily Ford, Serena Elliott and Patrick Beck) to the museum to help her aunts get ready for opening night. In the meantime, the wax figures run amuck after Violet recites a spell from Cleopatra’s bracelet, bringing them all to life.
Cleopatra, played by Taylor Packwood of Shawnee, seems to be smitten with King Henry the VIII, played by Philip Newcomer of Ada and the two of them are chased by Anne Bolin, played by Leah Whiten, of Davis, who finally has had enough of the king’s infidelities and hires lawyer John Adams, played by Zach Fowler of Yukon, to draw up the divorce papers.
The lady pirates (Shelby Davis, of Ada; Megan Green; Bessie-Mei Soh, of Stratford; Kaci Kennedy, of Ardmore and Deborah Johnson, of Nassua, Bahamas) can’t seem to get along with Sundance, played by Jace Westmoland, of Ada; Butch Cassidy, played by Hubert Power, of Ada; Calamity Jane, played by Katherine Wallace, of Norman and Poncho Villa, played by Juan Oseguera, of Ada because they are all fighting over the hidden treasure.
Love is in the air for more than Cleopatra and King Henry, when Heather finds out that her high school love interest Skip, played by Malik Sharp of Ada, is the museum handyman and Jasper finds himself in a predicament when his girlfriend Polly Popper, played by Isabella Roan, of Garland, Texas, wants a marriage proposal. Lizzie Borden, played by Nicole Erwin of Ada, makes numerous dramatic entrances throughout the production.