Much Ado auditions

First, read the post below for infomation on auditioning.

These are the sides (sections of the script) that will be used for the auditions: Much Ado Sides . You shold read through the sides and the notes. You should also look at the script we will use (in the post below) and look at a summary of the play. Please let me know if you have any quesitons about the script or the auditions.


Much Ado About Nothing

The competition one act play this year will be Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s comedies. Performances will be October 14-16, with the competition on October 23. If we are lucky enough to win regionals, the state competition will be November 20.

Auditions will be August 17 and 18, with callbacks (if necessary) on August 19 and 20. Auditions will consist of reading short scenes from the play. I will post the scenes we will use by Tuesday, August 10.

Auditions will be after school from 4-6pm. You will sign up for a one hour slot – 4-5 or 5-6. There is a sign up sheet on the drama room door.

If you want to audition, you should first familiarize yourself with the play. You can read the cutting we will use here: Much Ado About Nothing – 55 min edit You must be signed in to your fcboe account in order to access the script. You may also want to check the wikipedia page of Much Ado About Nothing for a summary.

DO NOT be intimidated by Shakespeare! Part of the audition process will be going over the meaning of the scenes, and part of the rehearsal process will be to work on understanding the play. I have chosen this play in part because I know you will be able to handle it. It will be a challenge, but it will be one that we can easily handle.

Musical Auditions!

Auditions are October 28, 29 and 30 after school. You will sign up for a 1 hour long time slot – 4-5 or 5-6, on one of the days. There is a sign-up sheet on the drama room door or you can email Mr. Buswell to request a time.
For the audition, you should choose one of the songs below. You will sing along with the backing track at the audition. You will also be asked to read a short section of a scene.

My Friend, The Dictionary – beginning to 1:30

I Speak Six Languages – beginning to 1:18
I’m Not That Smart -beginning to 1:40
Magic Foot – beginning to 1:35
The Prayer of the Comfort Counselor 0:48 – 2:10


Thank you to everyone who auditioned! I have sent emails out to the cast. If you have not received one yet, you have not been cast. If you would like feedback on your audition, please see me or email me next week (Claire and I need some time to get our notes together).

Mary Poppins!

Come see the classic story of a nanny with an attitude and the family that needs her. Performances are January 30 and 31 at 7pm and February 1 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased during lunch, at the front desk, or at the door. You can also reserve tickets by emailing – please state the date and time and the number of adult and student tickets.

Poppins Poster


Bellwether to State!

Bellwether placed first at the regional competition is will perform at the state competition this Saturday. Jack C won Best Actor, Lydia C won Best Actress, Allie C won Best Makeup, and Natalie C and Meg G were named to the All Star Cast.

Below are a few pictures from our final dress rehearsal, courtesy of Natalie P, mother of our Stage Manager.

Mary Poppins Roles

There are still 12 named roles that we will choose after a few rehearsals. Some of the people below will also appear as ensemble members in other scenes.

Mary Poppins: Lydia

Bert: Stanley

George Banks: Jack Ch

Winifred Banks: Emily Grace

Jane Banks: Allie

Michael Banks: Meg

Katie Nanna: Izzy

Mrs. Brill: Karena

Robertson Ay: Sully

Neleus: AJ

Bank Chairman: Josh

Von Hussler: Rafe

Northbrook: Brady

Bird Woman: Cassidy

Mrs. Corry: Deeya

Miss Andrew: Charlotte

Mary Poppins Cast List

This is a list of the people we would like to be in the show. We have callbacks for a few people on Tuesdays (they have been contacted) as well as a few other people to audition. We hope to have the roles posted on Tuesday evening. Our first rehearsal is Saturday, September 21 from 10-5pm. It will focus mainly on choreography.

  • Aiden Ch
  • AJ Ch
  • Alex BC
  • Allie C
  • Andee N
  • Ann Charlotte L
  • Avery R
  • Brady S
  • Brianna N
  • Cassidy W
  • Charlotte W
  • Chisom U
  • Courtney T
  • Deeya K
  • Eliz W
  • Ella N
  • Emily Grace C
  • Isabel F
  • Izzy P
  • Jack H
  • Jessica A
  • Josh K
  • Julia Di I
  • Karena P
  • Kyra M
  • LJ W
  • Lydia Cl
  • Meg S
  • Michael G
  • Olivia G
  • Rafe R
  • Sadie L
  • Sanaa W
  • Sara B- – – – o
  • Sarah G
  • Sofi F
  • Sully D