16 May 2016

AUDITIONS - Student-Led Summer Shows

Rumors (directed by Amber Wilson) and The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (directed by Jaxi Woods-Smith) will hold auditions after school on the 6th and 7th of June. Sign up sheets will post by the end of this week on the FA8 outside call board.

Performances are spread across two weekends opening September 15 and closing September 24, alternating between the two shows.

Please prepare contemporary comedic and dramatic monologues of 1 minute length each. Be prepared to repeat this memorized content based on additional direction and prompts at the audition.

In auditioning, you are committing to at least 5 table works sessions / read thrus prior to August and daily weekday rehearsals after August 8th. Rehearsal times will be set after the cast is picked and conflicts have been checked.

04 March 2016

Congratulations to the Cast of Seussical the Musical

8th Block Monday - Wicks and Birds to Taylor
Check the Google Class for Seussical - schedules and announcements will be there!

Congratulations!! Come to the posted list at the call board and initial your acceptance!!

Cat in The Hat . . . . . Abigail Ryan
Horton the Elephant . . . . . Zac Burnett
Gertrude McFuzz . . . . . Sarah Stauff
JoJo . . . . . Alejandra Cervantes
Mayor of Whoville . . . . . Tyler Melson
Mayor’s Wife . . . . . Katie Schwarz
Mayzie laBird . . . . . Jolie Thompson
General Ghengis Khan Schmitdz . . . . . Hayden Cotton
Sour Kangaroo . . . . . Lydia Burkett
Bird Girl . . . . .  Natalie Koenig
Bird Girl . . . . . Katie Joos
Bird Girl . . . . . Kimberly Hoak
Wickersham . . . . . Brandon Kinsey
Wickersham . . . . . Taylor Dugan
Wickersham . . . . . Michael Surgeon
Vlad Valadikov, et al . . . . . Nick Janisch
Grinch . . . . . Kira Bell
Thing 1 . . . . . Kate Poet
Thing 2 . . . . . Zach Perkins

Add'l Chorus (alpha by first name)
. . . . . Alice Lulich (Nool, Fish, Cadet)
. . . . . Amber Wilson (Nool, TBD)
. . . . . Brittany Brockbank (Who, TBD)
. . . . . Delany Gillette (Nool, TBD)
. . . . . Elise Rawlins (Who, Fish)
. . . . . Emma Pruitt (Who, Fish)
. . . . . Jaxi Woods-Smith (Who, Fish)
. . . . . Kari Johnson (Nool, TBD)
. . . . . Lauren Dega (Who, TBD)
. . . . . Madeline Hunt (Nool, TBD)
. . . . . Madison Ray (Who, Fish, Cadet)
. . . . . Mariyah Long (Who, TBD)
. . . . . Mehki Richardson (Nool, Cadet)
. . . . . Parker Franck (Nool, TBD)
. . . . . Sophie Hirtle (Nool, Cadet, Fish)
. . . . . Tylynn Lamb (Who, TBD)

03 March 2016

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yesterday, 3/2, was Dr. Seuss' birthday... we recognized this wonderful day with the final day of auditions for Seussical the Musical.

Today, 3/3, we finalized the casting, after taking into account all the variables like academic eligibility and did a person audition with ONLY dance or ONLY acting...

Tomorrow, 3/4, before the first block of the regular day, the cast list will post first on the call board outside of FA8 and then here on this blog.

First meeting, sing/read thru is MONDAY after school.

17 December 2015

Fox on the Fairway Cast

Congratulations to the cast of the winter production: Fox on the Fairway!
Justin . . . . . Brandon Kinsey
Louise . . . . . Maya Roussell
Bingham . . . . . Zach Perkins
Pamela . . . . . Jolie Thompson
Dickie . . . . . Hayden Cotton
Muriel . . . . . Mariyah Long
Company:
Director: John Doty
Assistant Director (and understudy Dickie): Taylor Dugan
Stage Manager (and understudy Muriel): Zoe Jones
ASM 1 (and understudy Justin/Bingham): Andrew Donahue
ASM 2 (and understudy Louise/Pamela): Aria Allensis
Lighting: G Crane Coleman
Electrics: Tyler Melson
Set Dressing / Art Direction: Sasha Sweeten
Sound Design: Kira Bell
Wardrobe: Erik Campuzano

25 November 2015

AUDITIONS - The Fox on the Fairway

Auditions for Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway will take place on Dec 14 & 15 after school (As well as during office hours and in class, by appointment). Sign up sheet is up on the LT call board.

Rehearsals begin in January 4 (table read) and continue each day after school. Performances run the final Thu-Sat in February (Feb 25-27) inc. a matinee.

Please sign up for the EARLIEST available time, either day IF YOU WISH an OFFICE HOURS or IN CLASS Audition, speak to Mr. Doty.

Please have one memorized monologue - 1½ to 2 minutes in length, suitable to a contemporary comedic role. Also prepare a 30 second duo physical comedy bit.

 DO NOT ACCEPT a ROLE unless you can commit to
• Four rehearsals a week, minimum (not everyone will be scheduled every day)
• NO days off during the final 10 days before opening of the production

If you cannot make these commitments, you will not be cast. If an issue arises once rehearsals begin, the role may be re-cast.

12 November 2015

BLACK TORNADO THEATER SPARROW CHALLENGE

TAKE THE BLACK TORNADO THEATER SPARROW CHALLENGE!
See almost, maine next week!
At North Medford, the closing night theater audiences are usually biggest and usually include the most advance ticket purchasing family members. This means they tend to generate more money than any other performance. We want to give this closing night ticket revenue to our NMHS Sparrow! We did this in September with As You Like It and raised close to $450. Last year, we raised close to $1000 over the course of our season.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BE SURE IT HAPPENS AGAIN?
Come see almost, maine
BEFORE SATURDAY NIGHT,
because we are only allowed to donate that money if we’ve covered all our production costs.

Then come back on Saturday night to make sure we have sold every single seat, so we can give as much as possible!

The show starts at 7pm each evening. Advance ticket holders are able to take their seats beginning at 6:30. Walkup seating starts at 6:45. You may also come to a 2pm matinee on Saturday. Advance tickets for students (and senior citizens) are $5 and advance tickets for Adults are $10.
Tickets are available online at http://seatyourself.biz/nmdrama
You can buy for one of the earlier nights AND make an add-on Sparrow donation, or buy for closing night and make an add-on theater donation.

Pay What You Want tickets MAY be available on the night of a performance, but Little Theater seating is limited, so don’t take the chance! Get your advance tickets now!

06 November 2015

Almost, Maine tickets are on sale now!

Click the SeatYourself link and get your advance tickets for the November 19th, 20th or twice on the 21st showings of John Cariani's Almost, Maine. Evening shows are at 7pm. The Saturday matinee is at 2pm. For all shows, Doors open for advanced ticket purchasers 30 minutes before showtime.  Walkup sales for any remaining seats begins 15 minutes before the show and are Pay What You Want.

Almost, Maine is a series of vignettes thematically connected by love: finding it, losing it, holding on to it, being caught off guard by it, or seeing if it's still there. This production is part of the senior project program at North and is student-directed by Maya Roussell.

Proceeds from the first three shows go to Black Tornado Theater, but IF, by closing night, the show has already paid all of it's costs, then closing night gate will be donated in full to the North Medford chapter of Sparrow Club.