It’s a very eerie play about making a deal with a devil and the long term consequences that ensue. I like that it allows for some very striking movement and stage pictures. We could also add on-stagedrummers playing Japanese style drums for scene changes and sound effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBmybt13Jlk
As written, it is for 4 men and 4 women, but that is with double casting. We could have anywhere from 8 to 20 cast members.
As of now, I think the strongest candidates – and the ones the best fit our talent – are Women of Lockerbie, Too Much Light (30 plays in 60 minutes) and Very Still. I still have quite a few more plays to read and we will have at least one read through during the summer. If you have any suggestions for the one act, please let me know. I would prefer anything we do to have at least 5 roles for women.
Come join the hottest disco party of the year as McIntosh Theater presents Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in Wild Willie’s Disco, the production features 70’s costumes and classic hits from the disco era.
Performances are May 1st at 7:00 pm and May 2nd at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the Much Ado page for the new schedule. Crew – please try to be at every rehearsal starting next week.
Thank you to everyone who auditioned. There was a lot of talent and unfortunately a limited number of roles available. We’ll have a read-through on Monday from 4-6. I’m very excited to get started – we have one heck of a cast!
Don Pedro: Gregor
Don John: Kaylee
Conrade: Jessica Rod
Dogberry: Em Bunk
Verges: Em Shu
Watch: Christina, Hannah Ro, Mad Herv, Allie Mo, Sophie, Marguerite
Sexton: Josh Susss
Hypewoman (oh, no thou didst not!): Jacqui
The spring play will be Much Ado About Nothing. Auditions are on March 18, 19 and 20 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). There is a sign up sheet on the door of the drama room.
See the Much Ado page for information on auditioning, including the scenes and monologues that you may be asked to read.
By all accounts, the Wedding Singer was a huge success! So many people were involved: the cast and crew, the musicians, my tech theater class (which built the sets and did most of the painting), and many parent volunteers who helped with costumes, tickets, concessions, and feeding the cast (and lots of other things that I’m forgetting at the moment). And, of course, Ms. Potter for getting the band to rock and the cast to sound so wonderful, and ms. Clarke for the amazing costumes!
Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who donated to Promise Place. Because of your generosity, we raised $2300, bringing our total for the school year to just over $5300. If you were not able to attend or had no extra cash on hand, please consider donating directly to Promise Place, a local organization that works to prevent domestic violence and provide women and families with emergency shelter and legal counselling.
Relive the 80’s! McIntosh Theater presents the musical The Wedding Winger on February 19th, 20th and 21st, all at 7pm. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults. They can be reserved by emailing email@example.com, or can be purchased at the door.
Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
There will be an informational meeting about Thes Con on Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 pm. Both parents and students are welcome. We will go over the schedule and address any concerns you may have. If you are not able to attend but have questions, please email me.
The Advanced Drama class presents Bob: A Life in Five Acts, Friday, December 12, at 7pm. Admission is pay what you can.
Bob chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great Man.” Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. Along the way, Bob meets a myriad of fellow countrymen all struggling to find their own place in the hullaballoo of it all. Will Bob’s real life ever be able to live up to his dream? BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly “great.”
We will present an encore performance of Five Kinds of Silence on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, all proceeds will go to Promise Place to help support the wonderful work they do.