Special Pre-Show Concert Will Open Tara Tremendous The Musical Event
Beverly Hills, CA — 13-year-old multi-talented actor Jadon Davis has been cast in the role of Stewart Wikstrum (aka Stewart The Sorcerer) in Wonkybot’s presentation of Stewart St John’s “Spooky Troop The Musical Concert”. The special pre-show event will lead into the Tara Tremendous The Musical Concert at the Anniston Performing Arts Center in Anniston, Alabama.
Produced by Wonkybot Studios, show time is November 2 at 7 PM. Tickets are now available at wonkybot.com
Davis, a resident of Jacksonville, Alabama, has been performing with CharACTers Theatrics of Gadsden since he was 6 years old, most recently cast in roles such as LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, Dodger in Oliver, Simba in Lion King Jr., Michael in Mary Poppins and Arthur in Flat Stanley. Voted CharACTer’s 2016 Best Jr Male Actor, he’s a rising star
“We’re thrilled to have Jadon in the role of Stewart The Sorcerer for the Spooky Troop concert,” added Todd Fisher, co-founder of Wonkybot Studios and producer of the musical. “Jadon is stepping into a role named after Wonkybot company co-founder Stewart St John, who is also the creator/writer and co-composer with Michael Plahuta of Spooky Troop. So it was particularly important to find the right actor to play this charismatic character, and when Jadon came to our attention we knew immediately he had the acting chops and vocal talent to make Stewart the Sorcerer soar.”
“I’m excited to be cast in the role,” said Jadon. The character of Stewart is a bright, joyful, inquisitive sorcerer who hails from a magical family who aren’t always supportive of his positivity, especially when he uses his sorcerer abilities to help people out or bring them together.
Spooky Troop is the story of seven supernatural friends who want to make a difference in their world, a place where monsters, witches, ghosts and ghouls really exist – and are feuding with each other. The Spooky Troop friends — Stewart (The Sorcerer), Valerie (The Vampire), Willie (The Werewolf), Delilah (The Demon), Zianna (The Zombie), Todd (The Oddbot) and Michael (The Monster) — are determined to show their racially divided realm the power of coming together… even if the world isn’t ready to embrace such a concept.
St John adapted the story for the stage and composed brand new songs with musical partner Michael Plahuta, which will be heard for the very first time in the Anniston concert.
“Wonkybot’s mission is to deliver exiting stories with positive themes for kids and families,” said Todd Fisher, COO, Wonkybot Studios and concert producer. “Spooky Troop is an exciting adventure story filled with positive themes about tolerance, believing in yourself and the power of family and friendship. We couldn’t be more proud to introduce the Spooky Troop to the Alabama audience.”
Wonkybot chose Anniston, Alabama to launch the concert because of the enormous support, warmth and love the project has garnered from the community, which represents the message of what Wonkybot and its projects are all about.
The 90-minute musical evening is presented by Wonkybot Studios with support from CAST Theater, CharACTer Entertainment, Kimberlite Productions, The Music Box and Knox Concert Series. Produced by Todd Fisher, Stewart St John, and Michael Plahuta. Co-Produced by Emmalie Whitney.
Stay tuned for more cast announcements this week.