We are proud to present three wonderful productions this year and one entertaining showcase of competition scenes. The season begins with Shakespeare’s As You Like It. This Shakespearean comedy will be set in the 1960’s and be presented in the Black Box Theatre. Next, we will be presenting Night on Broadway in the auditorium, a collection of scenes and musical numbers that the Drama Club will be taking to competition. After that, the fizzy and bubbly musical comedy Anything Goes will premiere in the Auditorium. Finally, we end our season on a hilarious note with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a small musical about a group of preteen spelling bee participants that features audience participation! Performance dates are as follows:
As You Like It: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Night on Broadway: February 2 & 3
Anything Goes: February 23, 24, 25, March 2, 3, 4
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Check out this audition poster for all the details on how to get involved!
Question: How long is this show?
The show runs approximately two hours plus a 15-minute intermission. All the shows begin at 7 pm.
Question: Is this show only for kids?
Those not familiar with Seussical might see the colorful set and costumes and assume this production is mainly for children but this original Broadway musical premiered in 2001 and has been one of the most widely produced musicals since. Seussical will appeal to the whole family from elementary-school children all the way to great-grandparents. While it is true that this would be a great first theatre production for young children, the entire family will enjoy the show.
Question: Why are there no matinees for this show?
With over seventy-five high school students involved in this show and a rigorous two-weekend performance schedule, following eight weeks of rehearsals, the best way to insure our cast, crew and orchestra stay healthy is to give them adequate time to recover between performances. A few years ago, we changed the time of our evening shows from 7:30 pm to 7:00 pm to help accommodate younger members of our audience. Putting on a musical theatre production after school and on weekends is a huge undertaking. Thank you for your understanding.
Question: Why aren’t there any shows on Friday nights?
We reserve the option of adding a Friday night show if we possibly can. The reason we can’t plan on this in advance is because we do not know the playoff schedule for the football team in advance. We also have members of our orchestra who play for the WVHS Pep Band. This causes a delay in our scheduling that cannot be helped. Last year, we were able to add a Friday night for The Sound Of Music and we will try to do the same this year. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop or check back here at our website. Thanks again for your understanding!
Question: What is Suessical about?
This fantastical family musical is based on the books of Dr. Seuss, including favorites like “Horton Hears a Who!” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.”
Story: Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love – the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek – their places in their world.
Wilsonville High School English Teacher and Theatre Director Jason Katz portrays R. F. Simpson, the excitable movie producer in Mask & Mirror’s production of Singin’ In The Rain opening at Tualatin High School on August 14th. Photo by Al Stewart Photography.
Classic Musical: Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents the classic musical comedy, Singin’ In The Rain. Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, this delightful musical, based on the movie of the same name, focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood’s leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures. Performances at Tualatin High School: August 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7 pm and matinees on August 16 & 23 at 2 pm. Tickets at MaskAndMirror.com or call 503-333-1139.
Announcing… the 2015-16 WHS THEATRE SEASON!
Performances Nov. 4-7, 11-14th
“Night on Broadway”
Thespian Showcase – Large group numbers and small groups, solos, scenes, etc. This will be a preview of what are student actors will be taking to compete at the regional thespian competition the following day.
February 3 — One night only!
Student-Directed One-Act Play Festival
Four performances in March.
Wonderful, funny play about a kooky, artsy family that lives in a big house. The only ‘normal’ person is the daughter who wants to marry a young executive that just happens to be the son of the stuffiest, most conservative banker in NYC.
Performances will be late May.
Tonight, June 3rd, at 7 PM we will be hosting our annual drama awards ceremony. We will look back on the year’s productions and acknowledge the many outstanding and memorable performances from our dedicated and talented actors.
We will be presenting several “ARTYS” (Artistic Recognition Trophies) to winning nominees–as voted by the actors themselves. In addition, the directors will be recognizing several individuals in various categories. In short, this will be a celebration of the amazing and entertaining efforts of the students in our drama department.
Please join us in the fun. Refreshments will be provided.
We presented three outstanding productions this past school year: Sound of Music, Romeo and Juliet, High School Musical. We thank you our audience for your continued support of our theatre department. We look forward to entertaining you next school year with the productions and showcases that we will be presenting.
In the meantime, on the evening of Wednesday, June 3rd, at 7 PM we will be hosting our annual theatre awards ceremony in which we recognize and celebrate outstanding performances from this past year’s productions. This black-tie event is open to the public and it will be held in the auditorium. Please check back here for more details in the coming days.
We are now just to two final performance of High School Musical. Our last three performances have all sold out. We anticipate both of our Saturday performances to sell out, too. So if you want to see this high energy, fun-filled production please don’t wait… buy your tickets now.