Wednesday, November 10, 2010

opportunities for actors

First let me say thanks to the great cast and crew of Romeo & Juliet. Your hard work and dedication really paid off.

Now, here are a few opportunites for actors in the area that you might be interested in:

For those of you who just cannot get enough of Shakespeare, Janus Theatre of Elgin is performing a minimalistic version of the great Scottish play, MacBeth, this weekend at the Elgin Art Showcase. It has gotten great reviews so far and only runs about 75 minutes. If you have the chance, I recommend going to see what many consider to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

If you aren't able to see the show, but can't get enough of Shakespearean language, Janus Theatre is offering Speak the Speech!-Working with Shakespeare's Words with Jackie Davies on Saturday, November 13th from 1pm to 5pm at the Elgin Arts Showcase. Registration costs $20. For more information, visit the Janus Theatre blog.

Finally, if you are attending the Illinois High School Theatre Festival this year, there is an opportunity to contribute to this year's theme: "Scenes from Life." The Theatre: Scenes from Life Project is a preregistered student workshop that culminates with a Friday evening performance in the KCPA Great Hall. Scenes include the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, the soda fountain scene from Our Town, "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof, and others. If you are interested in participating, please register online or visit the Festival website at for more information. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 22nd.

I hope some of you can take advantage of these great opportunities.

Mrs. W

Monday, November 1, 2010

winter showcase cast

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. It was great to see so many enthusiastic underclassmen.

Below is the cast list. You may pick up a script from room C-8 on Thursday, Nov. 4th. There will be an all cast meeting on Friday, November 5th at 3:15 in room C-2. Please see Mrs. Whalen if you have any questions.

Airport Hell-Cale Singleton
Eurydice: Emma Krupp
Airport Attendant: Maddie Gronset

Man's Best Friend-Erin Alleva
Coleman: Emily Mucha
Nelson: Katelyn Beeksma

Date Night-Shannon Tryon
Hostess: Kendall Lake
Brenda: Megan Burke
Harold: Ryan Lammers
Jennifer: Mikayla Hubley
Margaret: Christina Schmidt

But For the Grace of God-Ashley Barrett
Cassidy: Faith Furio
Helen: Megan Burke
Adelle: Alexis Laverdiere

Inheriting Cleo-Cody Homewood
Cleo: Anna Ivarson
Dave: Andrew Zaruba
Aunt Meg (voice): Emily Mucha
Cousin Jimmy (voice): Ryan Lammers
Other Relative (voice): Chris Cunningham

Perspective-Grace Hartwig
The Man: Chris Cunningham
The Woman: Quinn Bugner
The Other Man: Dylan Stasiak

Not Funny-John McKune
Brad: Preston Parker
Emily: Amanda Ferrara

Missed Exit-Anna Krupp
Bob: Nick Larsen
Rose: Sabrina Tish
Cheryl: Kyleen Pickering
Donna: Olivia Richter
Joe: Keegan Barrett
GPS (voice): Preston Parker