Cast & Crew Night On Broadway Showcase 2020

Wilsonville High School Night On Broadway 2020Wildcat Drama Presents Annual Night On Broadway Showcase On January 30th and 31st

Dozens of WVHS students will perform in the Night On Broadway Thespian Showcase on January 30th and 31st in the Wilsonville High School Auditorium. These two nights of showcases of Regional Competition pieces are the most multi-faceted performances of the year for the Theatre Department.

The troupe has prepared 30 acting and musical theater pieces they plan to take to the Regional Thespian Competition on February 1st. Scenes that finalize at Regionals will advance to the State Thespian Competition in Salem this April. The evening will feature a range of theatrical pieces from large group musical numbers to solo musical numbers and from multiple-actor acting scenes to solo acting pieces.

Jason Katz and John Fitzgerald direct the musical and acting scenes, with some musical numbers choreographed by WVHS seniors Samantha Katz and Mikaela Ochocki. Music direction of musical numbers is by Andrew Bray, a professional music director who works with many Portland professional theatres. Bray is returning for his third year.

The Night On Broadway showcase runs for two nights in the Wilsonville High School Auditorium. Having an audience helps students learn what it will take to give a winning performance at Regionals. Tickets are available for $5 at the door before the events, which is a suggested donation. This showcase contains mature themes, and is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Act One

Large Group Musical: Natalie Caddell, John Cramer, Logan Demarais, Austin Emmett, Lizzie Hall, Samantha Katz, Chance Kirk, Ari Lauthner, Cian Lister, Cormac Lister, Tenley Lubisich, Donald Nuffer, Lily Saunders, Anna Stanley, Katie Walter, Casey Young

Duet Acting Comedic Novice: Ainsley Mayes and Jillian Dauth

Group Acting: Maddie Downs, Anna Marciniak, Eleanor Marshall

Duet Acting Comedic Experienced: Lizzie Hall and Chance Kirk

Musical Theatre Solo: Annabelle McClelland

Duet Acting Comedic Experienced: John Cramer and Cian Lister

Duet Acting Dramatic Novice: Jeremy Katz and Logan Demarais

Muscial Theatre Duet:  Mikeala Ochocki and Kate Jeffries

Duet Acting Comedic Experienced: Kate Hedgepeth and Donald Nuffer

Acting Solo Experienced: Hannah Jacobs

Duet Acting Dramatic Experienced: Samantha Katz and Natalie Young

Solo Acting Novice: Rhiannon Torango

Musical Theatre Duet: Chance Kirk and Kameron Koslowski

Acting Solo Experienced: Lizzie Hall

Duet Acting Comedic Novice: Lily Saunders and Lauren Bresnahan

Small Group Musical Theatre: Kaiya Shivers, Samantha Katz, and Noah Hansen

 

Act Two

Small Group Musical Theatre: Austin Emmett, Averyl Hartje, Kate Jeffries, Ari Lauthner, and Cormac Lister

Group Acting: Jillian Dauth, Logan Demarais, Laura Jeffrey, Cian Lister, Blake Sandall, Alex Wellborn

Solo Acting Experienced: Casey Young

Musical Theatre Duet: Annabelle McClelland and Noah Hansen

Duet Acting Comedic Novice: Wyett Butler and Blake Sandall

Solo Acting Experienced: Katie Walter

Musical Theatre Duet: Siona Olson and Averyl Hartje

Duet Acting Dramatic Experienced: Ari Lauthner and Casey Young

Musical Theatre Solo: Claudia Molatore

Duet Acting Comedic Experienced: Averyl Hartje and Mikeala Ochocki

Musical Theatre Solo: Katie Walter

Solo Acting Experienced: Wyett Butler

Duet Acting Comedic Experienced: Hannah Jacobs and Cormac Lister

Large Group Musical Theatre: Kaiya Shivers, Natalie Young, Rhiannon Torango, Siona Olson, Mikaela Ochocki, Claudia Molatore, Elle McGuire, Ainsely Mayes, Hannah Jacobs, Kate Hedgepeth, Chandler Hartenberger, Jessica Hansen, Grace Folske, Kara Emmett, and Lauren Bresnahan

 

Crew

Stage Manager – Meghan Barry

Light Board Operator – Sam Duran

Spotlights – David Ramsay, Ashton West

Sound – Vy Frolov and Payton Bell

Backstage Manager – Andrew Murphy

House Manager – Sarina Kaufman

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Results From The 2019 Regional Thespian Competition

Wilsonville High School Performs Night On Broadway, Thespian Showcase
Photo by Jake Young

We are proud of every single student who competed in Regionals because they achieved our department goal of practicing and growing acting skills. To summarize, over 35% of the numbers we brought to Regionals placed in the top 20% and over 13% of our numbers placed in the top 10%. Everyone worked hard in a limited number of weeks, and every student showcased their accomplishments at our Night On Broadway performances. Congratulations to the 18 WVHS students who made the top 20%!

Competing At State: Top 10% In Our Region

Small Group Musical: “All Girl Band” from A…My Name Is Alice with Abi Edwards, Grace Folske, Kate Jeffries, Natalya Karnes, Quinn Moody, Siona Olson

Duet Musical: “We’re The Man” from Calvin Berger with Noah Hansen and Kameron Koslowski

Duet Musical: “Single Man Drought” from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with Averyl Hartje and Peyton Guenther

Solo Musical: “Confrontation” with Joseph Wilde

Duet Acting Dramatic: Isn’t It Romantic with Katie Walter and Peyton Guenther

Regional Finalist Ribbon Recipients: Top 20% In Our Region

Small Group Musical: “The Musketeer Sketch” from My Favorite Year with John Cramer, Peyton Guenther, Tristan Ihlenburg, Kameron Koslowski, Cian Lister, Casey Young

Duet Musical: “Three Bedroom House” from Batboy, The Musical with Kaiya Shivers and Samantha Katz

Duet Musical: “Think Big” from John and Jen with Katie Walter and Cormac Lister

Solo Musical: “One Perfect Moment” from Bring It On, The Musical with Kaiya Shivers

Group Acting: Rumors with Kyra Alberts, Abi Edwards, Katie Glavey, Noah Kennedy, Kameron Koslowski, Nate Rasmussen, Casey Young, and Natalie Young

Duet Acting Comedic, Experienced:  Apparition with Noah Kennedy and Cian Lister

Duet Acting Comedic, Experienced: The 39 Steps with Nate Rasmussen and Samantha Katz 

Duet Acting Dramatic, Novice: Crush with Logan Demarais and Bella Frank

Solo Acting, Novice: Twelfth Night & Enrichment with Bella Frank

Additional Accomplishments

Drama Club Treasurer Mikaela Ochocki represented Wilsonville High School as Vice-chair of the Oregon Student Thespian Officers. At Regionals this year she participated in leading two state-wide initiatives: the Feminine Hygiene Drive for women’s shelters and the Minute To Give for California school districts affected by wildfires.

Mikaela lead Thespian Troupe #5452 to bring 10,000 out of 18,000 Feminine Hygiene Products to the State Thespian Drive, making WVHS the winner for the Northeast Region. She also helped organize our region to raise over $450 during the Minute To Give drive, the largest amount raised by any region in the state.