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!
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2012-13 Season one of our best ever!
We hope you join us next year for one or more of our exciting offerings:
Little Women, the Musical* – This 2005 Broadway musical about the March sisters is an emotional classic. The show will feature some of the school’s finest singing talent. October, 2013. Directed by Jason Katz.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Shakespeare’s most enjoyable classic just in time for the holidays. December, 2012. Directed by John Fitzgerald.
The Diary of Anne Frank - The life-affirming drama comes to life in our Black Box Theatre. February, 2014. Directed by Jason Katz.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Snoopy and the gang are all here for singing and dancing fun in this springtime musical. May, 2014. Directed by John Fitzgerald.
*Auditions for Little Women will take place on June 17th and 18th at 2pm in the choir room at Wilsonville High School. Incoming freshmen and current WHS students are welcome to audition. Email Mr. Katz at email@example.com for more information.
Three more performances left of “May the Farce Be With You” — perfect for kids! Come check out this hilarious and wacky tribute to superhero and sci-fi movies! May 23, 24, & 25th. 7pm. $7 Adults, $5 students and senior citizens. Wilsonville High School Auditorium this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
Superheroes, Robots, and Aliens hit the stage in “May the Farce be With You”
“May the Farce be With You,” a science-fiction comedy about aliens who try and take over the world, and the superheroes who try and stop them. In the play, a group of heroes known collectively as the EIEIO is vacationing at their summer retreat – a spa in New Mexico called “O. McDonald’s Farm.” At the spa, a Darth Vader-like space villain called Star Raider and his partner in crime, Deprava, have set a trap that will rob the heroes of their superpowers, leaving the earth “at their mercy.” Accompanying the villains are two gibberish-speaking alien creatures who pose as kitchen staff named Nerd and Yuck, and sinister robot called KP3.
Standing in the way of the villain’s plot are two superheroes that are not a part of the EIEIO – Superbrain and Wizard Woman. Neither of them have superpowers but they both are genius-level detectives who solve crimes using their “enormous brain capacities.” In the play, the two work together to solve the case, and begin to fall for one another as well.
The EIEIO is comprised of Acrobat Man and his trusty sidekick Albatross, fish-communicating H2O Girl, Phoenician goddess Astarte, the hulking Gadzooks, and the Terrific Trio: Tapeman, who can stick to any surface, Electrogirl, who can control electricity, and Miss Invisowrap, who is invisible and can stretch into a saran-wrap substance to keep criminals wrapped up tight. Each of the heroes also has a “cover personality” that they transform into by slipping into an onstage dressing room and coming out as their alter egos. The most impressive transformation is that of Gadzooks, whose cover personality is a young girl called Keexie Lisp, the “most adorable schoolgirl in Indiana.” Gadzooks turns into Keexie (and vice-versa) by going into a dressing room and shouting “Gadzooks!” and then coming out as Keexie.
The play boasts a cast of 27, including many freshmen and sophomore students and teachers Jason Katz and John Fitzgerald. “I play Lord Overkill in the ‘warm-up’ play that I wrote as a companion piece to “May the Farce be With You,” called “Science Fiction Theatre” and John plays my nemesis, Galaxy Man,” says Katz.
Students in the cast include Tristan Loomis as Superbrain, Mikhaila Bishop as Wizard Woman, Angela Garrett as Miss McDonald, the administrator of O. McDonald’s Farm, Kate Walsh as Terry Secra, her secretary, Dru Burton as loudmouth detective Lieutenant Bullhorn, Kimberly Stevens, Whitnie Sumerlin, and Britta Bauer as maids Sparkle, Gleama, and Brilla, respectively, Aubrey Slaughter as Frenchie Cuisine, Ally Cumiford as Mrs. Onaze, Delane Cunningham as Miss Broom/Deprava, Ian Graham as Star Raider, Matt Dyer as alien Nerd and Sree, the host of “Science Fiction Theatre,” Marisa Pieper as Yuck and Sree’s mom in “Science Fiction Theatre,” Tony Lermy as “KP3,” Daniel McKennie as Acrobat Man, Sean Fitzgerald as Albatross, Paige Jacobsen as H20 Girl, Grace Myers as Astarte, Jacob Dyer as Tapeman, Lauren Antrim as Electrogirl, Abby Choruby as Miss Invisowrap, Charles Grant as Gadzooks, Shea Meissner as Keexie Lisp, Jessica Gossett as Annie in Science Fiction Theatre.
The show is appropriate and fun for kids of all ages. Show dates are May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25. All shows begin at 7pm in WHS Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for Adults, $5 for Students and Senior Citizens, and $4 for students with ASB.
Wilsonville High School Theatre’s first show of the year will be the American classic, Our Town, a play that explores the lives of a group of townsfolk from Grover’s Corners, a small, fictional town in New Hampshire at the turn of the century. Playwright Thorton Wilder intended the play to be a meditation on how we, as humans, get caught up in the minutiae of our everyday lives and often miss the beauty of the people and the world around us.
“The play is about telling the truth,” says director John Fitzgerald, “to accentuate this, Mr. Wilder intended it to be staged in as simple manner as possible, with a minimal amount of props and scenery.”
One of the more unique characteristics of the play is that there is a character called “The Stage Manager,” who “breaks the fourth wall” and speaks directly with the audience throughout, helping to remind them about what is important: family, connection, and relationships.
The main story of the play concerns two families who live next door to one another: The Webbs and the Gibbs. It follows their everyday trials and tribulations, and primarily focuses on the relationship of Emily Webb and George Gibbs, the teenage children of the two families who, over the course of time, fall in love with each other.
The cast includes junior Justine Cohen as The Stage Manager, junior Delane Cunningham as Emily Webb and sophomores Ellie Lauthner and Jason Black, as Mrs. and Mr. Webb, respectively. It also includes Paxton Crystal as George Gibbs, and juniors Paige Peterson and Levi Rule, as Mrs. and Mr. Gibbs, respectively. Also included are junior Kierra Rowan as George’s little sister Rebecca Gibbs, freshman Brock Taylor as Emily’s younger brother Wally Webb, junior Jake Young as local curmudgeon Simon Stimson, senior Laura Payne as gossipy widow Mrs. Soames, senior Dru Burton as Constable Warren, junior Ian Graham as Howie Newsome, freshman Kyle McArthur as undertaker Joe Stoddard, junior Jason Kummerman as Professor Willard, freshman Mikhaila Bishop as Woman in the Balcony, and WHS teacher Jason Katz as distant cousin, Sam Craig.
“The hope of the play,” says Fitzgerald, “is that it reminds us of the significance and importance of the people that we spend our time with, and that time is fleeting. We don’t get a chance to go back and do things over.”
This warm American classic is appropriate for all ages. Performances take place on November 1-3, and 8-10 at 7pm in the Wilsonville High School Auditorium. There will also be a 2pm matinee on Saturday, November 10th. Tickets are $7 for Adults and $5 for Students and Senior Citizens. Tickets are available at the door the night of the performance or online.