15 Aug

SPAMALOT Audition Packet

Hallo, Spammers!!….humph, that didn’t quite work…..ANYway…

Here is the audition packet:

WLHS Spamalot Audition Packet

Please read through thoroughly! At the initial vocal audition on Sept 5, please make sure you have the following filled out:


Here are mp3s of the audition songs you can choose from (sheet music is within the packet):

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life:


His Name is Lancelot:


I’m All Alone:


Come With Me:


Find Your Grail:


This is a really character driven show, so although we would rather you not go too outrageous with character on Sept 5, feel free to play a bit. But remember, it’s all about vocals initially.

Please email me with any questions at beckings@wlwv.k12.or.us

Break a leg…..(it’s just a flesh wound)

9 Aug


Greetings All!
I just wanted to let you know that I am hoping to post SPAMALOT audition info by this weekend or the beginning of next week. Info will be posted here.

Initial vocal auditions will be Sept 5 from 3.30-6. Call backs on the 6th, dance call on the 7th.

Also, don’t forget about the performing arts BBQ on Aug 24 from 5pm! Once I know more I’ll post info about volunteers and grub!

I’m very, very excited about the upcoming school year and theatre arts season!!!!!!


15 May

24-Hour Theatre!

Hey Hey! 24 Hour Theatre this week!!!!

ALL are welcome to participate in this year’s event. Please find a permission form below, which also explains a bit more about the event:’

24 hour theatre permission

All those interested, come to the black box at 3.30 this Friday (May 19). Team Leaders have been established, and they will be picking random names out of a hat to determine casts.

This year, four devised plays will be based on four Billy Collins poems.

Please email Mr B. at beckings@wlwv.k12.or.us with any questions.

This gonna be fun!


30 Apr


Our student-directed one-acts open this week!

This year the plays will be performed in the Black Box Studio Theatre.

Wednesday, May 3 is an invited dress rehearsal. Curtain will be 6pm and donations are appreciated.

We then run May 4 and 5 at 7pm, and May 6 at 1.30pm (there will be no evening performance on May 6).

Please come and support our incredibly talented student directors, actors, and techies!

We will also be holding a silent auction for the “coffin couch” from our production of The Addams Family!!!

7 Apr

Shorts 18 Cast List

Thank you to all who turned out for Shorts auditions this year. A great energy, commitment, and love for theatre was very evident. If you were not cast this time, please keep auditioning!

Here are the following casts:

If Hamlet Had Been a Reading

Will – Caden DeWitz

Actor 1 – Briana Alexander

Actor 2 – Mary Gilmour

Actor 3 – Shannon Badnin

Actor 4 – Jay Romero

Actor 5 – Gillian McMahon

Audience 1 – Sonny Kusaka

Audience 2 – Grant Halverson

Audience 3 – Emma Kirby

Audience 4 – Angela Tinio

Audience 5 – Giselle Guerra


The Man Who Turned Into a Stick

Man from Hell – Matthew Snyder

Woman from Hell – Sydney Steinberg

Hippie girl – Kierra Kohen

Hippie boy – Kaiden Randall

Stick – Matthew Lewis

Voice from Hell – Brice Brown



Prompt – Kaelyn Cahill

Inspector – Camden Kennedy

Mrs. D’Arcy – Hannah Schwartz

Mr. D’Arcy – Thomas Mohr

Vicar – Philip Chan

Major – Nikolay Galtsev

Cook – Ashley Alexander

James – Griffin Harris

Hubert – Nick Olson


Lillie Meant Murder

Lillie – Emma Fulmer

Haggarty – Brady McDevitt

Musician – Kendall Gordon

Judge – Keaton Straub

Bollander – Evan Kohne

4 Apr

Shorts 18 Callbacks

Shorts 18 Callback List

Congrats, All!

The following should report to the PAC by 3:30 on Wednesday April 5.

*Please look at the CALLBACK CHART below to see what you have been called back for, room assignments, and slot times. This will also be posted.

Some of you will read the same sides from initial auditions, some of you may cold read new sides, and some of you may do both!

Please keep in mind that if you are not on the following list, it is by no means a measurement of your abilities.

Caden DeWitz

Sonny Kusaka

Evan Khone

Gillian McMahon

Nikki Rudnick (Bring Instrument)

Camden Kennedy

Mary Gilmour

Shannon Bandin

Ashley Alexander

Grant Halverson

Thomas Mohr

Kaelyn Cahill

Emma Fulmer

Brady McDevitt

Matt Lewis

Angela Tinio

Kaiden Randall

Matthew Snyder

Chase Johnson

Emma Kirby

Nick Olson

Giselle Guerra

Brianna Alexander

Sydney Steinburg (Bring Instrument)

Phillip Chan (Bring Instrument)

Kendall Gordon

Griffin Harris

Keaton Straub

Hannah Schwartz

Jay Romero

Nickolay Galtsev

Kierra Koehn


3 Apr

Shorts Auditions Cancelled!

Shorts 18 auditions are cancelled for today due to school being cancelled.

Initial auditions will now be Tuesday, 4/4 from 3.30 – 6.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, by invitation, 4/5 from 3.30-5.30.

Please see the previous post for all other info!


30 Mar


Initial auditions for Shorts 18 will be Monday, April 3 from 3.30-6pm.

Please read through all the play descriptions here:

Shorts 18 Descriptions

Next, choose ONE side (scenes you will audition with). You DO NOT need to have the sides memorized, but be very familiar with them. Please note, the directors just want to see how you tackle character and stage interaction. If called back for April 4, you may not necessarily be called back for the role you initially auditioned with.

Here are all the sides:

Lillie_Meant_Murder SIDES (Deanna Plunkett)

Hamlet Reading SIDES (Linda Snyder)

The Man Who Turned into a Stick SIDES (Laurel Sleeper & Ellen Willmarth)

STREUTH SIDES (Michael Jonsson):
Streuth SIDE Inspector and Major
Streuth SIDE Inspector, James, D
Streuth SIDE Inspector, Vicar and Co.

Finally, here is the audition form:

SHORTS Audition Form

Please fill out the form prior to Monday.

If you have any questions, please contact directors via email:
Deanna Plunkett – plunketd@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us
Linda Snyder – snyderl@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us
Laurel Sleeper & Ellen Willmarth – sleeperl@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us, willmare@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us
Michael Jonsson – jonssonm@wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us


26 Feb

The Provoked Wife Opens Friday, Mar 3!

Come and enjoy our raucously riotous, and raggedly riveting Restoration Comedy!

The hitherto virtuous Lady Brute is provoked to find companionship with the caddish, Constant, by her sour, sottish husband. Married in haste – she for money, he for lust – the Brutes are shackled by wedlock but looking for diversions. He goes off for a drunken night on the town and ends up before a magistrate, disguised in his wife’s frock.

Set in the 17th century but infused with the flavor of the 1980s, this Restoration comedy explores how wit and gossip informed relationships and “the chase” of the time period.

Our production has it all – wigs, period costumes, 80s music, sword fighting, and general frivolity! It’s educational theatre at its best and promises to entertain your socks off.

We have an invited dress (donations appreciated) on March 2 at 6pm

We then run March 3,4,9,10,11 all at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://blogs.wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us/Theatre/?page_id=13.