Late Night Wilton will enchant audiences once again this Friday, June 15. Organized by Wilton High School’s Little Theater Company student board, the show features performances by student singers, musicians, and comedians on the high school’s Little Theater stage.
In it’s fourth year since it was created by the Class of 2015 graduating seniors, the performance follows the format for Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, and other late night comedy shows. This year, seniors Liam DeFelice and Aidan Callahan will host, providing commentary and interviews with performers between the 11 acts while adhering to this year’s theme, “a fireside chat.”
“Because it’s student-run, you see a different side of the Wilton High School drama department that people don’t get to see very often,” says Hannah Mikita, president of the Little Theater Company this year. “It’s inclusive of the whole high school which I think is really cool because you get to see everyone’s talents and passions, which really unites us all.”
In addition to the various acts within the show, a student band will provide musical accompaniment and a student technical crew will coordinate lighting and set changes. Overall, the production showcases the many skills of Wilton High School students.
According to Ava Kaplan, Little Theater Company vice president, Late Night Wilton is a way for students who previously haven’t been involved in theater to be in company production. “We welcome students interested in more technical areas. They see the production side of a show and learn how to organize sets, and design and operate lighting and sound from the production booth.”
Though the show’s organization primarily relies on the efforts of students, the Little Theater Company board officers also thanked WHS faculty Marty Kozlowski and Christian Planton for providing the opportunity to produce the show and offering expert support.
Late Night Wilton will take place this Friday, June 15, starting at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater. Tickets will be sold at the door and are priced at $5 for students and $10 for adults.