Wilsonville High School Theatre Students Win State Competition Category
Wilsonville High School attended the State Thespian Competition in Salem, Oregon from April 6-8th and two students were finalists in their category. This was the first time WVHS students were selected to perform in the showcase. Ashlyn Rose, a senior, and Nate Rasmussen, a sophomore, performed their Duo Comedic Acting Scene from the play Enter Laughing by Joseph Stein in front of 1300 students and teachers from across Oregon.
The duo was one of five acts selected at the Regional Thespian Competition in February to compete at the state level for achieving scores in the top 10% (see complete list below). Seven other acts from Wilsonville High School received recognition as Regional Finalists making the top 20% but did not qualify to compete at State (see complete list below). Acts must be in the Experienced category qualify to compete at State.
Ashlyn Rose prepared a one act to be presented and adjudicated at State. “The Lockdown” received a superior rating. In February, junior Kalonni Smith prepared a one act, “The Absolute Most Clichéd Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe,” to be presented and adjudicated at NWOC. Two students from Wilsonville received awards: Casey Young for Best Supporting Actor and Krya Alberts for Best Supporting Actress.
Two one acts will be performed on May 5th and 6th at 7 pm in the Wilsonville High School auditorium, “The Lockdown” directed by Ashlyn Rose and “Final Dress Rehearsal” directed by department co-chair John Fitzgerald. Suggested donation price is $5.
State Competition Results
Top Two From Each Category At State Thespian Competition (Showcased At State)
Enter Laughing: Ashlyn Rose and Nate Rasmussen
Performed Ashlyn Rose’s One Act, “The Lockdown.”
Received “Superior” rating.
Regional Competition Results
State Finalists (ranked top 10%, ribbon winners & invited to compete at state):
Small Group Number
“Five Forever” from Little Women
Jo: Lauren Burns
Laurie: Michael Dart
Meg: Izzy Ochocki
Beth: Hayden Wilde
Amy: Samantha Katz
Duet Musical Number
“Coffee” from I Love You Because
Austin: Nate Rasmussen
Marcy: Anna Carr
“Sort of Fairytale” From Ordinary Days
Deb: Lauren Burns
Warren: Joe Young
Enter Laughing: Ashlyn Rose and Nate Rasmussen
Hayden Wilde: “Blue Hair” from The Black Suits
Regional Finalists (ranked top 20% & ribbon winners):
Duo Comedic (Experienced)
Bad Habits: Peyton Guenther and Anna Carr
Duo Comedic (Novice)
Bell, Book, and Candle: Samantha Katz and Noah Hansen
Duo Dramatic (Novice)
The Ascension: Kyra Alberts and Araxi Martinez
Duet Musical Number
“Act English” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Boris: Nathan Artman
Goran: Cory Brown
Kalonni Smith: “So In Love With You” from First Date, The Musical
Ashlyn Rose: “Two Little Lines” from I Could Use A Drink
Averyl Hartje (Experienced): Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand and Oleanna by David Mamet
One Act Competition
Performed Kalonni Smith’s One Act: “The Absolute Most Clichéd Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe”
Best Supporting Actor: Casey Young
Best Supporting Actress: Kyra Alberts
TICKETS FOR ANYTHING GOES — ON SALE NOW!
Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.
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.
Opening Night is May 14 and show runs through May 23rd (Thursday, Friday and Saturday only performances). Tickets are going fast! Purchase your tickets here.
The Sound of Music – November 2014
Auditions for the four remaining children’s roles will take place on Wednesday, September 3rd.
If you have a child attending a Wilsonville school in the fall, who would like to try out for The Sound of Music, download the audition information by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.
Romeo & Juliet – February 2015
High School Musical – May 2015
Wilsonville High School’s Black Box Theatre, a small, versatile theatre space that has housed several “small-scale” productions over the past few years will now house the ever-compelling story of Anne Frank. Anne’s original diary chronicled her days living in “the secret annex,” where her family was in hiding from the Nazis for two years. The diary was published as a book by the sole survivor of the family, Anne’s father, Otto Frank, three years after the family was discovered by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps.
The stage version of The Diary of Anne Frank was written by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett, a married pair of Hollywood screenwriters who co-wrote It’s a Wonderful Life with Frank Capra in the 1940’s. This stage version highlights the struggles Anne endures both with her parents and the others she has to live with in cramped conditions. These folks include the vain Mrs. Van Daan, who seems to care more about her fur coat than her son or husband, the boorish Mr. Van Daan, whose constant craving for cigarettes makes him perpetually irritable, and the fuss-budget of a dentist, Mr. Dussel, with whom Anne has to share a bedroom.
Anne starts out in the play as an excitable thirteen-year-old child but grows into a young lady toward the end of the play, who is full of hopes, dreams, and a realistic, forgiving attitude towards life. Part of Anne’s transformation has to do with her relationship with Peter Van Daan, the shy, introspective sixteen-year old son of the Van Daans, and the growth of their relationship over their two years living in the secret annex.
Freshman Hayden Wilde plays the irrepressible Anne. Junior Cameron Worth plays Anne’s father, senior Delane Cunningham plays Anne’s mother, Edith Frank, and freshman Izzy Ochocki plays Anne’s sister, Margot.
Senior Aaron Gilbert plays Peter, and senior Madison Pintar and junior Daniel McKennie play his parents, Mrs. and Mr. Van Daan. Freshman Steve Prescott plays Mr. Dussel, and senior Paige Peterson and junior Andy Williams play Miep Gies and Mr. Kraler, the families’ Dutch protectors who bring them food and news while they wait for the war to end.
Directed by Jason Katz, The Diary Of Anne Frank opens in the Black Box Theatre, which is adjacent to the auditorium, at Wilsonville High School on Thursday, February 27th at 7pm.
The production runs February 28th, March 1st, and March 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7pm. There will also be a 2pm matinee on Saturday, March 8th. Tickets can be purchased through the theatre department website, www.wildcatdrama.com or at the door the night of the show. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. The box office now accepts cash, checks, debit and credit cards. However, seating is more limited than usual. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
Sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true…but it sure helps to have the love and support of your sisters.
Meet the March sisters!
Jo is the pluckiest and most ambitious one…played by Madison Pintar, top, center.
Meg is the eldest and the most romantic one…played by Rachel Hawkins on the right.
Beth is the sweetest and most thoughtful one…played by Angela Garrett on the left.
And Amy is the sassiest and most artistic one…played by Hayley Rousselle below, center.
And listen to the ensemble rehearse The Weekly Volcano Press with Jo!