The new theater on the block, The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, is reprising some of Broadway’s greatest hits in its debut on the Palm Beach County cultural scene, starting with The Sound of Music on September 19.
After the abrupt departure of the Caldwell Theatre Company in early 2012, a dramatic void was left in Boca Raton, with the newly built Count de Hoernle Theatre on Federal Highway standing vacant for nearly two years. Now, new life has been breathed into Boca’s theater offering as the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum presents its inaugural year. The brainchild of Pompano Beach-based Costume World, the largest theatrical costume and prop rental company in the United States, the new theater company is transforming the state-of-the-art stage into an all-day theater affair. Marilyn Wick, founder and CEO of Costume World, has one of the largest collections of Broadway costumes worldwide and will present them in an interactive showcase for all to enjoy. Some of the most influential and celebrated designers in American musical theater history are in the collection, with pieces from Sir Cecil Beaton (My Fair Lady), Irene Sharaff (The King and I), Theoni Aldredge (Annie and La Cage aux Folles) and William Ivey Long (Hairspray).
On the stage, The Wick looks to bring six Broadway classics to Boca for the 2013-14 season, starting with The Sound of Music to christen the stage September 19 and run through October 20. The time-honored Rodgers and Hammerstein opus has one of the most recognizable and uplifting scores in all of musical theater, with the likes of “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “The Sound of Music” singing in a new era of theater in Boca Raton.
- Showtimes are Wednesday and Sunday, at 2 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 p.m.
- Tickets cost $58.