2018-2019 Season

September 13-23, 2018

All School Musical – Shrek: The Musical 

Directed by Shawn Hann

Schomp Auditorium

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

October 11-12, 2018

One Act Play Festival Round 1

12:40-4:40PM Black Box Theatre  (FREE)

Senior Theatre majors chose a play, cut it to a one act, cast junior actors, and create an amazing festival of 30 minute plays.

October 25-26, 2018 

All Major Scene Night

6:00-9:00PM Schomp Auditorium (FREE)

Every Theatre major performs BOTH evenings in their class group musical performance and then performs a scene on one of the evenings. It is a wonderful way to start the year seeing talent from 6th to 12th grade. Stay all night or come for a few scenes.

November 8-10, 2018

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Tim Grant

Black Box Theatre

The incredible true story of a boundary-shattering New England astronomer

Find your light: Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt trades the comforts of her rural home for a job at the Harvard Observatory in Massachusetts. Her ambition leaves both her family and her new colleagues (women known simply as “computers”) perplexed. But with a single discovery, their views of themselves, each other, and the universe itself will be upended for all time. An incredible story of bold love, boundless determination, and the vast grandeur of the cosmos—an unparalleled treat for the heart, mind, and senses.

November 16, 2018 

Thespian Fall Cabaret  

6:00-8:00PM Black Box Theatre (Free/Donation)

Awesomely fun array of various talents by school wide Thespians. Donations taken at the door, concessions sold, to help raise money for scholarships for Thespians attending state conference.

November 29-Dec 1, 2018

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer

Directed by Shawn Hann

Schomp Auditorium

A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles,The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease.

December 4-5, 2018 

One Act Play Festival Round 2

12:40-4:40, Black Box (Free)

January 17-19, 2019 

William Shakespeare Festival – Intermediate Play Series – As You Like It 

Black Box Theatre

Directed by Tim Grant

January 24-26, 2019 

William Shakespeare Festival – Intermediate Play Series – Much Ado About Nothing

Black Box Theatre

Directed by Jamie Billings

January 31-February 2, 2019 

William Shakespeare Festival – Intermediate Play Series – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Black Box Theatre

Directed by Brandon Becker

March 14-16, 2019

Men On Boats by Jacyln Backhaus

Directed by Allison Watrous

Black Box Theatre

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. MEN ON BOATS is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

April 4-6, 2019

Cabaret: The Stagecraft Tech Senior Project/Spring Theatre Major production

Schomp Auditorium

Directed by Brandon Becker

April 10-13, 2019

Presenting the 8th Grade production: Seussical the Musical

Directed by Shawn Hann

Black Box Theatre

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Seussical is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities for set, lighting and costume design. An alternate orchestration is available in keys more appropriate for a female Cat in the Hat.

April 19, 2019

Spring Thespian Cabaret

6:00PM Black Box (Free/Donation)

Awesomely fun array of various talents by school wide Thespians. Donations taken at the door, concessions sold, to help raise money for scholarships for Thespians attending National conference.

April 24-26, 2019

Junior Theatre Major show: Too Much Light

5:00PM and 7:00PM

Black Box Theatre – Tickets sold at the door

April 30, 2019

Senior Showcase

7:00PM

Schomp Auditorium Free

May 9-11, 2019

Original Senior Project

Black Box Theatre

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