Special Pre-Show Concert Will Open Tara Tremendous The Musical Event
Los Angeles, CA — Multi-talented actor/singer John Mark Davis has been cast in the role of Willie Whitfield (aka Willie The Werewolf) 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 as Charlie in Oliver. He has also been cast in many local productions such as Elf Jr, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King Jr.
“We’re excited to welcome John Mark in the role of Willie the Werewolf for the Spooky Troop concert,” added Todd Fisher, co-founder of Wonkybot Studios and producer of the musical. “Willie is a wolf who beats to his own drum, and we think from his audition tape that John Mark exhibits those qualities and will be a perfect fit for the role!”
“I’m thrilled to be cast in the role as Willie,” said John Mark. Willie is a wisecracking, practical jokester with seven brothers and sisters, who’d rather go surfing than spend time on boring hunts with his family.
“In the book I’m writing Willie actually dyes his wolf hair a purple color, which freaks his parents out,” said creator Stewart St John. “So that might give you an idea about what kind of character he is. Total free spirit!”
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,” added Fisher. “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.