Mar 4

Caesar has not even opened yet, and here I am talking about Shorts! Well, if you want to direct a play for Shorts, it’s time to start considering scripts. The application is below. There will also be hard copies outside my office. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 3.15 on TUESDAY, MARCH 17. Please read carefully.

For actors, auditions will be on March 31, callbacks on April 1. As the middle school musical will be rehearsing, auditions and callbacks will be held at one of the porches. Audition posters will go up soon. All are welcome to audition!

Shorts 16 Application

Mar 1

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CAESAR

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s political thriller has been set in a 1979 gangland in which we explore themes such as loyalty, honor, family, mob mentality, and self-righteousness. After Caesar defeats Pompey, he and his gang, “The Sennetors,” rule the streets. But there is unrest, as a small faction within the gang feels Caesar is overly ambitious and self-absorbed. They take matters into their own hands (literally), and the mutiny spurs a series of events in which the fate of all involved hinges on the decisions of two great warriors.

With set graffiti art by WLHS students, and plenty of stage combat, CAESAR previews on March 5 at 6pm (pay what you can). The production formally opens on March 6, and continues with performances on March 7, 12, 13, 14 in the black box studio theatre (all at 7pm).

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are available online at www.wlhstheatre.org or at the PAC Box Office. The Box Office will be open during lunch on March 5 and 6.

CAESAR SET

Feb 26

Here are the people who are on track for going to State (plus alternates):

Seniors:
1.) Janae Turner
2.) Hope Gilbert
3.) Sophia Pesetti
4.) Claire Massaro
5.) Elizabeth Anderson
6.) Quinn Mitchell
7.) Ellie Jones
8.) Hugh Sherman
9.) Sara Gowdy
10.) Jordyn Marvin-Battersby
11.) Meranda Corona

Juniors:
12.) Evan Shely
13.) Kokanee Ellingson
14.) Ian Mathes
15.) Kira Duff
16.) Brianna Papish
17.) Skye Walker
18.) Emily Karabeika
19.) Kyle Fulton
Sophomores:
20.) Riley Knowles

Alternates:
21.) Laurel Sleeper
22.) Deanna Plunkett
23.) Ellen Willmarth

Laurel, Deanna, and Ellen, after review, all three of you are now alternates. So, if any listed above end up not being able to attend, you will draw straws in order to determine who will be the 20th participant.

Here  is the packet: State 2015 Packet

$50 deposit and SIGNED forms are due Tuesday. We want to ensure that we are not stuck in the balcony again this year, so the sooner I get registration done, the better chance we have.

PLEASE HAND MONEY AND FORMS TO STEVE

Jan 13

Regionals participants, please review the list below and let us know if there are any updates and/or errors. We need to register you by Thursday morning!

REGIONALS 2015

Dec 19

Thank you for your patience! And thank you to all who auditioned! Again, although it made casting that much more difficult, I very much appreciated the preparation people made for auditions.

The following DOES NOT include all characters. A lot of the actors/actresses listed will play other characters in subsequent acts. You will have those assignments in due course.

CAESAR -Evan Shely

BRUTUS – Gabe Britt

ANTONY – Ellie Jones

CASSIUS – Hugh Sherman

CASCA – Ian Mathes

DECIA (DECIUS) – Janae Turner

CICERO – Connor Fitzpatrick

CALPURNIA – Linda Snyder

PORTIA – Hope Gilbert

OCTAVIA (OCTAVIUS) – Emily Karabeika

SOOTHSAYER – Michael Whiteley-Ross

FLAVIUS/CINNA – Skye Walker

LEPIDA (LEPIDUS) – Laurel Sleeper

MARULLUS – Kyle Fulton

COBBLER/TREBONIUS – Jack Draney

METELLUS/MESSALA – Kira Duff

STRATO – Sonny Kusaka

ARTEMIDORUS/CINNA THE POET – Claire Massaro

PINDARUS – Deanna Plunkett

 

Please email me stating you accept or do not accept the role(s) – beckings@wlwv.k12.or.us. I apologize that I have to keep it up in the air in terms of whom else you might be playing. Scripts will be emailed next week. Schedule will be up soon.

Congratulations!

Dec 17

Thank you very much for an awesome turnout today! I so much appreciated people doing their homework and making readings very engaging.

PLEASE NOTE – JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST BELOW, DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL NOT BE CAST.

There are many roles in this play and some people will be playing two, sometimes three roles. I am concentrating on the more involved roles for callbacks. I hope to post the cast list by the weekend, so PLEASE check back. Here is who we would like to see tomorrow:

BRUTUS – Kyle, Gabe

CAESAR – Ian, Michael W.R., Hugh

ANTONY/ANTONIA – Ellie, Gabe, Kyle, Emily

CASSIUS – Jack, Hugh, Evan S., Janae

OCTAVIUS/OCTAVIA – Laurel, Brady, Ellie, Jack

CASCA – Ian, Deanna

CALPURNIA – Linda, Kendall, Riley

PORTIA – Skye, Hope, Emily

FLAVIUS/FLAVIA – Kira, Evan S.

MURELLUS – Deanna, Brianna

DECIUS/DECIA – Connor, Janae

 

Here are the callback sides:

CASSSIUS-BRUTUS Callback Side

CASCA Callback side

CALPURNIA-CAESAR Callback Side

PORTIA-BRUTUS Callback Side

ANTONY/ANTONIA Callback Side

For all other characters, use previously posted audition sides.

Bresk legs!

 

Dec 3

Caesar Auditions will be in the black box studio theatre on Dec 16th from 3.30-6.

Call backs will be on Dec 17th from 3.30 until finished.

Here is the AUDITION PACKET:

Caesar Audition Packet

Please note:

1. Fill out the audition form and conflict calendar BEFORE auditions on Dec 16th

2. Choose one side (mostly monologues). You do not have to have it memorized, but be familiar with it.

3. During auditions on the 16th, a member of stage management will be a reader for scenes with more than one person. If you choose to perform a monologue, please know that I may cut you off before you are finished only for the sake of time.

SOME TIPS:

1. Read the play if you can. If not, at least read the scene in which your audition side comes from.

2. Research unfamiliar words. Shakespearean speeches are challenging as it is, but one thing which will help is knowing what you are saying or referring to.

3. Try not to “heighten” the language through attempted dialect or over-dramatized phrasing. Yes, within verse, there is a meter and a rhythm, but that does not mean the text cannot sound natural.

4. Take reasonable risks! Make choices which will help you stand out.

Feel free to ask me questions!

BREAK LEGS!!!!

 

 

Nov 15

Hi folks – tonight is our final performance of a fantastic run of “Oklahoma!” The website is back up, so getting tickets ahead of time is easy – and NO SERVICE FEE!

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets ahead of time (direct access also available at wlhs.tix.com). REMEMBER: there is NO SERVICE FEE to purchase online! Purchase ahead of time, and avoid the line. See you at the show!

Nov 12

Whether you like it, or whether you don’t, the weather will tell us whether we’ll have a show or we won’t!

Stay tuned!!!

Oct 30

CALL TIME for the preview will be 4pm.

CURTAIN will be 6pm.

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