The Supercilious Ways of Walter Wading

presented by SPARK theater + dance

The Supercilious Ways of Walter Wading

Supercilious meets super-silliness when Walter's usual path through the woods leads him to the most unusual surprise!

The cast

Melissa Alness
Role: Inea

Betsy Mills
Role: Madge

Corey Mills
Role: Jean

Kevin Whitby
Role: Walter


Thu., Jul. 31 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 2 @ 2:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 5 @ 7:00 p.m.
Thu., Aug. 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 9 @ 7:00 p.m.

Show details

Venue: U of M Rarig Center Proscenium

Duration: 60 minutes

Created by Corey & Betsy Mills


Genres: Kids, Comedy

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by Kristi Lawless Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This was a funny show, and the cast somehow made the audience really feel welcome without the obvious tactics (such as getting the kids to "help" a character on stage). I enjoyed the short question and answer session at the end of the show. Nice job.

perky and talented
by Fringivitis Vulgaris Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
This was a fun kids show. Only three stars because it was too chatty for the very young audience but just right for the older kids. Clean, simple, playful dancing combines with a bit of philosophy to make a charming show.

Fun for All
by Red Hot Fan Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This show is very well done, lively, fun and entertaining. The children in the audience were laughing and very engaged. Take your family to see this show!

by Mark Knutson Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
The dance is fun and the monkey is hilarious! Great monkeying! The philosophizing got a little sad but the fun dancing made me dream again.

A Must See Show!!!
by Sarah Scheller Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This is a laugh out loud show for the whole family!!! The physical comedy blew the audience away! My sons, ages 19 months and 4 years old, laughed through the whole thing. Corey steals the show with his hilarious monkey bit. All the characters interacted so effortlessly. From flying across the stage on yoga balls, to running through the jungle, to and human pyramids, you will love this show! I loved sitting back and listening to the children (and adults) laughing. I found out this show is also available for hire. What a great opportunity for schools, churches, kids programs and the like. Be ready for the twist at the end and leave feeling like you spent your time and money very well. Don't miss this show!!!

Laugh Attack!
by Jeanne Dietrich Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
I brought my 6 year old to this show, and for the first half hour, we laughed so hard, I had tears in my eyes. The three main "silly characters" have a wonderful rapport, a complicated choreography, that is made to look simple and fun! My son's favorite part is when the 'Monkey Fairy" appeared, a wonderful performance by Corey Mills - with hilarious facial asides. This, literally supported by "Madge and Inea", was a great romp in imagination silliness. However, toward the end of the show, the downer philosophical message appears, which is a little heavy and clumsy in light of the happy flow of the rest of the play. In spite of this, it was a fun ride!

Just a joy!
by vickijoan keck Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This little gem of a show about the importance of play and imagination, even as adults, needs a bigger audience. The cast is full of boundless fun and energy, the message is simple but timeless. The kids in the audience LOVED it, and I was crying by the end - overwhelmed by the sheer exuberance! Loved the agility of these performers, especially the "foot as telephone" scene!

This is definitely a keeper with kids!
by Dan Halsey Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Very pleasantly surprised by this poignant show that really pulled my kids in with a mixture of dance, GREAT story, and cleverly executed onstage antics. This cast is in great shape which made the whole staging fluid and easy to watch. The physical comedy brought that deep, magical laugh out of my 4-yr old that I can only wish I heard more often. My 7-yr old really picked up on the larger theme and the beautifully executed and poignant twist that comes late in the show.

Highly recommended for all ages!

Great family show!
by Angie Mills Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This is truly a great romp through the woods. As kids laugh at the silliness, adults rememember what it is like to be a kid. A must see for all who dare to dream.

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