Witches! the Musical

New musical based on the historical events of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials

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Witches! the Musical 2013 Trailer

2013 trailer for Witches! the Musical. This video contains clips from the October 2012 premiere show at the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. Thank you to Theater Arts Guild, cast, crew and the wonderful audiences that all supported our first run.

This Salem musical shows events of the 1692 witch trials.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 7pm – A free public video presentation of Witches! the Musical. 60 seats will be reserved for cast and crew – the remaining seats open to the public on a first come festival seating basis.

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Witches Plot Devices and Tropes

A list of plot devices and literary tropes from Witches! the Musical submitted from an audience member at:


These plot breakdowns are relevant to the World Premiere preview run of 2012, but may have changed during the edit process after the premiere run. Thank you to the viewer that submitted these. A very keen ear and eye you have for plot devices!

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Photos from Witches! the Musical 2012 world premiere at the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. Presented by Theater Arts Guild. Photos by Gary Brown, Steve Baughn and Eric Hall.

To order prints visit http://www.StageImages.com/ – A very big thank you to our photographers who consistently support live theater with their outstanding photo work!

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Original cast photos and bios for the world premiere of Witches! the Musical run in October 2012. Listed in program order of actor’s last name.

Claire Andrews (Ensemble, Minion) is an eleven year old who has found her passion for the stage being in the cast of Witches! She will have opened in six shows in 12 months. She has performed with META, I Can Fly Productions, Shakespeare Northwest and now TAG. Claire made her way to theater following six years of dance and two years of piano. As a 6th grade student at Lincoln Elementary, she is passionate about literature, math, German and her guinea pig, Patches.

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Official show program for the world premiere of Witches! the Musical Oct. 19 – Nov. 3, 2012 at the Historic Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. Includes letters from the president of Theater Arts Guild, writer, director, producers and dramaturg. Cast photos and bios also included in the program.

Full PDF File: Official Program – Witches! the Musical World Premiere 2012

(Right click to download and view)

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October 16, 2012

Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “Witches! The Musical,” a Halloween world-premiere production, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., in Mount Vernon.

Famous historical characters come to life as the musical combines the dark events of the Salem witch trials with a score of rock, hip hop, classical and 20th century music. Tickets, $10 to $24, are available at lincolntheatre.org.

Cathy Pfahl – Costume Designer for Witches! the Musical world premiere run October 2012 at the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, Washington – USA.


Note that these are costumes a week before opening (some unfinished) and artists are not wearing any stage makeup.

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Witches! the Musical World Premiere
Original Program – Letter from the Dramaturg
Carl K. Turner
October 2012

They’re On A Witch Hunt

The Salem Witch Trials and resulting executions of 1692 echo strongly down through the ages. They are considered seminal events from the early years of European settlement in the new world. But upon close inspection the Witch Trials become more than a harrowing, cautionary tale from a more primitive time. For although they took place 86 years before the Declaration of Independence, the social strata, personalities and conflicts that were firmly in place in this small village on the edge of the wilderness are American archetypes.

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Witches! the Musical World Premiere
Original Program – Letter from the Writer/Composer
Conrad Askland
October 2012

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
– Ernest Hemingway

I have cried many tears while writing Witches! the Musical. Research began in September 2009 while living in Macau, China and the last song was completed September 2012 in Mount Vernon, Washington.

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