19 Aug

Performing Arts BBQ!

Calling all actors and techies, old and new…and even those just interested in hearing all about our theatre program…Join us Wednesday, August 31 at 5pm for our fourth annual performing arts welcome BBQ.

Eat, socialize, ask questions, and get excited about our upcoming year in WLHS theatre arts!

Please read the following flyer for more info:

WLHS Performing Arts BBQ

29 Jul

Summer Check In from Annie!

I hope you are all seeing some theatre or doing some theatre or both this summer! I just wanted to check in with those of you interested in auditioning for “The Addams Family” in September. Auditions are Monday, 9/12, and callbacks are Tuesday, 9/13. Audition materials will be posted here no later than Monday, 9/5… (and yes, a week is plenty of time for you to prep for this audition!)  If you are spending any time listening to the show, make sure you take a look at the Musical Numbers list for the US Tour (on Wikipedia.) The show was rewritten after it was on Broadway and continued to be refined as it toured the country and Canada.  Lucky for us, the publishing company will be giving us this improved version – but the Broadway cast recording does not correspond: some songs have been cut, and others added. You can find (questionable renditions of) the new songs on YouTube. Just wanted to let you know! Enjoy August!!

6 Jun

2016/2017 Announcements!

Another great year finished….Another one right around the corner.

It is my pleasure to announce the 2016/17 WLHS Theatre Arts Department Season:

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FALL MUSICAL directed by Annie Kaiser

Nov 3,5,10,11,12 on the main stage

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WINTER PLAY directed by Eric Nepom

Dec 8,9,10 plus a matinee on Dec 10

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SPRING PLAY directed by Steven Beckingham

March 3,4,9,10,11 on the main stage

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Student Directed One-Acts – May 4,5,6 in the Black Box

Finally…

Congratulations to Linda Snyder and Deanna Plunkett who will be our 2016/17 Thespian Troupe 1915 co-presidents!

There will be plenty of other thespian and theatre related events throughout the year, so stay tuned!

29 Apr

Shorts 17!

Come and see our student produced and directed one-acts! There will be fire, a violin, a pickaxe, a skull, some cocktail stirrers, and Bulgarian accents!

We will also be holding a raffle with cool prizes each night!

May 5,6,7 @ 7pm, tickets at the door –  $8 adults, $5 students.

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19 Apr

24-Hour Theatre 2016!

Whether you are an experienced WLHS thespian or a freshman who would like to get involved with the theatre program, join us for 24-hour theatre!

This is a low key, fun and collaborative event….not to mention a great way to get involved if you are new to the program. You will be put into an ensemble consisting of one director and the rest actors/actresses. Each ensemble will receive source material and guidelines to devise a play. Each ensemble will then go to one of our family volunteer houses, devise and rehearse overnight and the next morning/afternoon (under adult supervision), then come to the theatre and prepare to perform your original piece for friends and family that evening! Permission slips will be required. Please find here (there are further details):

24 hour theatre permission

If you would like to be a performer, come to the black box at 4.30, Friday, April 22. The next day you and your ensemble will arrive at the theatre at 5pm for dress rehearsal. The performance will be at 7pm.

For those who would just like to come and watch the performance on April 23, tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds will go to our Thespian Troupe fund.

See you there!

6 Apr

Shorts 17 Cast Lists

Congratulations all! Please meet in the black box tomorrow, April 6 at 3.30 for a brief chat. You will then follow your director and ASM to a designated area for a read through of your play, then some rehearsing until 5pm. Please come with ALL known conflicts and relay them to your ASM.

If you have any questions, please email hancockl@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us

For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls

Amanda- Riley K.

Lawrence- Nicholas B.

Tom-Thomas

Ginny- Deanna

The Still Alarm

Ed- Sonny

Bob- Connor

Bellhop- Ellen

Fire Person 1- Linda

Fire Person 2- Savannah

Variations on the Death of Trotsky

Trotsky- Griffin

Mrs. Trotsky- Kira

Ramon- Bill

 Bulgarian Rhapsody

Tatiana- Brady

Vasilka- Mary

Stanimir- Michael

Plamen- Gavin

Desislav- Sam

Ken- Nick O.

 

5 Apr

Shorts 17 Callback List

Wahoo! Yet again an awesome turnout for auditions. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see new faces at auditions. Please keep coming!! Literally everyone was bold, took risks, and entertained us. Well done!

As always, productions only call for a certain amount of actors/actresses….even then we stretch if we can 🙂 We’d love to cast EVERYONE, but the reality is, our program is growing (which is wonderful) and we HAVE to gently whittle the field down. Having said this, believe it or not, if you are NOT on the following callback list, that does not necessarily mean you won’t be considered for one of the plays.

Here is a list of plays and the people who are being called back for specific roles

Variations on the Death of Trotsky

Trotsky
Griffin
Connor
Bill

Mrs. Trotsky:
Kokanee
Sarah T.
Kira
Riley K.

Ramon:
Sam
Bill
Ellen

The Still Alarm

Bob:
Michael
Connor

Ed:
Brice
Gavin
Sonny

Bellhop:
Kirsten
Ellen
Nicholas
Nick O.

Fireperson 1:
Gavin
Linda
Riley M.

Fireperson 2:
Thomas
Nick O.
Sarah H.
Savannah (please bring violin if you can)

Bulgarian Rhapsody

Vasilka:
Caitlin
Mary
Morgan

Tatiana:
Kaelyn
Kirsten
Sarah H
Brady
Deanna

Stanimir:
Gavin
Griffin

Plamen:
Michael
Nick O.

Desislav:
Connor
Gavin
Bill

Ken:
Gavin
Sam
Michael
Bill

For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls

Amanda:
Skye
Riley K.
Kokanee

Lawrence:
Brice
Michael
Nicholas

Tom:
Connor
Nick O.
Bill

Ginny:
Brady
Deanna
Kaelyn
Riley M.

People above, please report to the black box promptly at 3.30 tomorrow, April 6. You will then be told what room you will start in. Those called back for more than one role will be told where else to go after your first reading. We will do our best to go no later than 6.30.

Great work today everyone!

3 Apr

Shorts 17 Audition Info & Sides

Below is the audition sheet for Tuesday. Auditions will begin at 3.30, and it will be first come first serve (unless you have a conflict. In which case, notify Liv Hancock, our PSM). It is recommended you fill the audition sheet out prior to showing up for auditions.

Audition Sheet

Please review the following play synopses. character descriptions, and audition sides. Choose ONE side/character to audition with on Tuesday. You do not need to memorize, but be very familiar with the text. ALL directors will be in the room during auditions, so even though you are reading one character, you will likely be considered for other characters and/or plays.

The Still Alarm Synopsis-Characters
The Still Alarm Audition Sides

For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls Synopsis-Characters
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls Audition Sides

Bulgarian Rhapsody Synopsis-Characters
Bulgarian Rhapsody Audition Sides

Trotsky Synopsis-Characters
Trotsky Audition Sides

If you have any questions, please email Liv Hancock at hancockl@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us

Break a leg!

31 Mar

Announcing Shorts 17 Plays and Directors!

I am pleased to announce the Shorts 17 plays and their directors (in no particular order):

The Still Alarm by George S. Kaufman
Directed by Kyle Fulton

Bulgarian Rhapsody by Rich Orloff
Directed by Ian Mathes & Jack Draney

Variations on the Death of Trotsky by David Ives
Directed by Evan Shely

For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls by Christopher Durang
Directed by Amber Mitchell

Auditions will be Tuesday, April 5 from 3.30-6 in the Black Box

AUDITION SIDES WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON!