Thank you!

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.

The Wedding Singer!

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 info@mcintoshtheater.org, 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.

Thes Con Meeting

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.

Bob!

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.”

Wedding Singer Cast

First, thank you to everyone who auditioned. We had some difficult decisions to make. Much of the decisions were based on singing, since the acting, in general, was very good. If you were not cast, please audition for the play (and no, I have no idea what it will be). Listed below: named characters, chorus, and dancers.

Robbie: ConLaw

Julia: Jenane

Holly: Kaylee

Sammy: Crispy

George: Kyle

Glen: Jordan

Rosie: Emily B

Angie: Lindy

Linda: Shelby B

 

Chorus

We have about twenty smaller characters to fill, so many of you will end up with dialogue or solo lines in songs.

Amelia

Claire A

Claire H

Collin

Conor McC

Cristina

Gabby A

Gregor

Gwen McD

Hannah Ro

Jacob R

Jessica Rod

Joie

Jolie

Kalynn

Lenora

Lily

Maddie Cor

Morgan W

Paige

Richard

Shelby M

Wylie

Zoe

Dancers

Allie Mo

Alex P

Chloe

Courtney

Waverly

AND Naomi and Cristina (our choreographers)

 

Five Kinds of Awesome!

Five Kinds of Silence wins First Place at the regional competition, earning perfect scores from 2 of the 3 judges. Emily B wins Best Actress and Jordan I Best Actor. Also, Kaylee L and Claire H are named to the All-Star cast. Next stop: state competition on November 8!

The cast of Five Kinds of Silence

The cast of Five Kinds of Silence

The cast and crew

The cast and crew

Best Actress and Actor

Best Actress and Actor

$2233.91 for Promise Place

After three performances of Five Kinds of Silence, we have raised $2233.91 for Promise Place. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated, and thank you to everyone at Promise Place for the wonderful work you do. I cannot be prouder of all that the cast and crew have accomplished. Next stop – the regional one-act competition on October 18 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center.

Help Support Promise Place!

First, come to Five Kinds of Silence – see below for tickets. Second, bring one of the following items that Promise Place needs: toilet paper, paper towels, hand-sanitizer. Promise Place provides housing to victims of domestic abuse and these are some of the items that are badly needed.