27 Sep

Kimberly Akimbo Callback List

Thanks to all who auditioned today! We were incredibly impressed with everyone’s “go for it” attitude! If you are on the list below, please arrive at the black box by 3.30 tomorrow, September 28 (It is early release, but we still have to begin at 3.30). We should be done by 5.

If you are not on the list, please believe us when we say, it is not for lack of talent or effort, but because you are not quite right for this project. Please, please, keep auditioning!

CALLBACK LIST

Keaton Straub
Savannah Pfalzgraff
Dylan Emerick
Ellen Willmarth
Emma Kirby
Thomas Mor
Millie Harpel
Ella Johansen
Hannah Drake
Caitie Steinke
Brice Brown
Philip Chun
Kamerin Villagomez
Zyla Zody
Maria Tinio
Mary Gilmour
Skyler Reed
Kirsten Driggers
Emily Nielson

Some of you will be called back for more than one role. Tomorrow you will all be doing cold reads…in other words, you will not know what side you will be asked to perform until you get there.

Break a leg and have fun!

20 Sep

Kimberly Akimbo Auditions!!

Auditions for the black box play, Kimberly Akimbo, will be on Tuesday, Sept 27 from 3.30-5.30.

Eric Nepom, the director, has asked people to stay the full time if possible. He would like to do some group improv latter in the session.

BUT, for now, here are the sides:

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  1. Choose a character and be familiar with at least one side (although looking over them all would be a good idea). You do not need to be memorized.
  2. OPTIONAL: You may prepare and perform a monologue (unrelated to Kimberly Akimbo) for Eric. Please note that it is absolutely fine if you do not prepare a monologue. We just wanted to throw the option out there.
  3. After everyone has had a chance to read sides or perform monologues, Eric will do some improv exercises with the whole group. Kimberly Akimbo is NOT an improvised show, but Eric would like to see your sense of “play” on stage.
  4. Here is an audition sheet. You can fill it out prior to or at auditions:

km-audition-form

5. The callback list for Wednesday will be posted here, and on the front doors of the PAC.

Please contact the stage manager, Maxi, if you have any questions – muessigm@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us

Break a Leg!!!

14 Sep

Congratulations, Cast of The Addams Family!

Again, we are so proud of the professionalism and talent we saw during the last three days of auditions – and your earnest investment in the process.  We are incredibly excited about getting started on this project with you!

We will meet in the Black Box at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon for a read/listen through.

Cast
Gomez Addams –
Matthew Snyder
Morticia Addams – Linda Snyder
Wednesday Addams – Audrey Lipsey
Pugsley Addams – Kameron Koslowski
Fester Addams – Evan Kohne
Grandma Addams – Kendall Gordon
Lurch Addams – Cade Guerins
Mal Beineke – Nathaniel Colman
Alice Beineke – Riley Knowles
Lucas Beineke – Matthew Lewis

Ancestors:
Abby Holland
Katie Jones
Brady McDevitt
Claire Newrones
Deanna Plunkett
Laurel Sleeper
Angela Tinio
Sarah Tinio

Clay Barbee
Mack Castaneda
Grant Halverson
Sonny Kusaka
Nick Olson
James Rowan

13 Sep

Day 3 of Addams Family Auditions: The Dance

Excellent work today!  We will be working in the Auditorium at 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon.  Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes.  We hope to be done by 5 pm!

ADDAMS FAMILY CALLBACK LIST:

Clay Barbee
Mack Castaneda
Nathaniel Colman
Xavier Davidson
Aaron Dawson
Munya Fashu-Kanu
Cade Guerins
Grant Halverson
Evan Kohne
Kameron Koslowski
Sonny Kusaka
Matthew Lewis
Nick Olson
Kaiden Randall
James Rowan
Matthew Snyder

Kendall Gordan
Giselle Guerra
Ashley Hayter
Abby Holland
Katie Jones
Riley Knowles
Kierra Koehn
Audrey Lipsey
Brady McDevitt
Claire Newrones
Emily Nielson
Deanna Plunkett
Laurel Sleeper
Linda Snyder
Angela Tinio
Sarah Tinio
Susannah Walters

12 Sep

Addams Family Callbacks

Thank you to all who auditioned today – we were thrilled by how many of you took on the challenge and shared your talent with us.  It was a very exciting afternoon!  Again, even if you are not called back for this musical, we look forward to you being involved in other ways or in other productions in the future.

The performers called back to move forward in the process are listed below. For callbacks on Tuesday, come to the choir room at 3:30 pm.  We will be singing you first, and then reading scenes.  Tuesday evening, we will post another callback list for the dance call on Wednesday, 3:30-5 pm in the Auditorium.

ADDAMS FAMILY CALLBACK LIST:

Clay Barbee
Mack Castaneda
Nathaniel Colman
Xavier Davidson
Aaron Dawson
Munya Fashu-Kanu
Cade Guerins
Grant Halverson
Evan Kohne
Kameron Koslowski
Sonny Kusaka
Matthew Lewis
Nick Olson
Kaiden Randall
James Rowan
Matthew Snyder

Mackenzie Bezio
Kendall Gordan
Giselle Guerra
Ashley Hayter
Abby Holland
Katie Jones
Riley Knowles
Kierra Koehn
Audrey Lipsey
Brady McDevitt
Claire Newrones
Emily Nielson
Deanna Plunkett
Laurel Sleeper
Linda Snyder
Angela Tinio
Sarah Tinio
Susannah Walters

9 Sep

WORK PARTIES!

Work parties begin this weekend! Saturday, 10-4, Sunday, 1-5. We have had to add back Sundays as we do not have a first semester tech II class.

All are welcome. Gain some experience working with screw guns, flats, paint, etc. and also gain insight in what goes into designing and constructing a theatrical set.

You can earn thespian points too!

Please come and help out!

1 Sep

The Addams Family Audition Materials!!

Okay, everyone, here we go! The first round of auditions will be on September 12 from 3.30-6. On that day you will be singing ONLY. Choose ONE song. For now, pick a song according to vocal range and comfort. Don’t worry too much about character. But if you really want to audition for one of the characters within the initial audition music, go for it!

Here is the music for initial auditions:

Addams Audition Music

You will be notified the evening of September 12 if you are called back. If you are interested in auditioning for a lead, it might be a good idea to take a look at the callback duet music. Here it is:

Addams Callback Music

During callbacks you will also be asked to read sides. Again, if you have a character in mind, take a look at the sides now. Here they are:

Addams Audition Sides

If called back, you may also be asked to participate in a dance call, which will take place on September 14. Please wear something you can freely move in. Jeans ain’t the best choice!

Finally, initial auditions are first come first serve. So, here is an audition form you can fill out prior to September 12. There will be hard copies available on the day.

Addams Audition Form

If you have any questions, you may contact the stage manager, Dara Willmarth at willmard@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us

Break a leg!!

 

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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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberly_Akimbo

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

and

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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!