Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Noises Off will be presented on March 14, 15 and 16 at Timberland High School.
(The following press release was submitted by Wentzville School District.) Timberland High School drama students will perform “Noises Off” on March 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm in the Carl Reininger Theater. “Noises Off” is a classic British farce about a play within a play. Act one opens with the cast rehearsing with less than twenty-four hours before the show opens—lines are forgotten and nerves are frayed. In act two, we see the play during a performance one month later, from backstage where relationships are slowly being revealed and ruined, along with the play itself. In act three, we see the play as the run of the show is almost over, and everyone and everything is slowly falling apart. This unbelievably hilarious show is written by …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
As part of the Cappies program, high school students review other high schools' theater productions.
(The following Cappies review was written by by Grace Malinee of Holt High School.) I’m Changing—and how! Tap dancing, kid-napping, speakeasies, and soy sauce. New York City was never the same after it met Millie Dillmount. Thoroughly Modern Millie, a musical written by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan and with music by Jeanine Tesori, premiered on Broadway in 2002. The story follows Millie Dillmount, an independent girl from Salina, Kansas, who moves to the Big Apple in search of fame, fortune, and a single, rich man to marry. In the year 1922, with the flapper culture at a high, Millie is determined to be thoroughly modern and follow the trend of other young girls of the day, to get a job as a typist and marry her boss, whether she loves…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The musical story of Little Orphan Annie will be presented on November 15, 16 and 17.
Holt High School Theater will present its fall production of Annie on November 15, 16, & 17 at 7:00 p.m. The classic musical with a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin brings to life the familiar story of the unflappable optimist Little Orphan Annie. Among other songs, the score features the theater favorites “Tomorrow,” “Easy Street” and “Never Fully Dressed without a Smile.” Annie (Annika Mills) yearns to find her parents and escape the clutches of the evil orphanage mistress Miss Hannigan (Cara Delaporta). When Grace Farrell (Emily Hampton), personal assistant to Oliver Warbucks (Nathan Hinds) arrives to offer one lucky orphan a two-week Christmas holiday at the mansion, Annie jumps at the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The show, a parody of a classic murder mystery, will run on Oct. 11, 12, and 13.
(The following press release was submitted by Wentzville School District.) The cast and crew of Timberland Theatre will present Murder at Crooked House, Book by Tim Kelly Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur on Oct. 11-13. This parody of a classic murder mystery is one of the funniest musicals to come to Timberland High School. It has all of the suspense of a murder mystery and all the comedy of a classic sit-com. The action takes place at the home of Rebecca Fitzwilliam, played by Kaci Manley. The famous Hoboken detective Hercules Porridge, played by Zack Broeker, attempts to solve the mysterious crimes that occur at Crooked House with no help from Detective Bobby (Ian Fitzpatrick) and Policewoman Mulligan (Lauren Cole). The blackmail, …
Friday, November 25, 2011
High school students review last week's production of 'Footloose' at Holt High School.
Friday, November 25, 2011
“I am answering the train.” Anger and a need to express yourself are two emotions that every teenager seems to get. These two famous emotions were portrayed through out Holt High School’s performance of Footloose. The book, Footloose, was written by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. Many of the songs in this production were written by Dean Pitchford and a man named Tom Snow. There were also songs written by Kenny Loggins, Sammy Hagar, Jim Steinman and Eric Carmen. The story is about a boy named Ren McCormack, played by Cody Cole, who is moving from upbeat Chicago to boring Bomont. This is a major issue because in Chicago, they dance, but in Bomont, they definitely don’t. He has many run-ins with the law because of this and digs himself …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Holt High School musical will be held Nov. 17-19.
Holt High School Theater will present Footloose at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19. This Broadway style stage production was adapted by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie and based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. The original show music is by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford with additional music from the original soundtrack by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Footloose tells the familiar story of Ariel Moore (Lara Flanders) who is struggling to find her place in her family and her father’s heart after her brother is killed in an auto accident. Reverend Moore (Nathan Hinds) has reacted to the accident and his loss by shutting out his wife Vi (Abigail Alsmeyer) and leading the town to ban public dances…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Holt High School is just one of 15 area high schools participating in this year's Cappies program.
Everyone's a critic? Well, for 120 students from high schools throughout St. Louis and St. Charles counties, they're not officially critics until they've gotten their training from The Cappies, the national student theater critics program. Students from 15 area high schools converged on Rockwood Summit High School on Saturday for a morning of training in how to write reviews, the rules of The Cappies program and tips on theater etiquette. Patch tagged along to find out why some of the aspiring scribes think theater is important in their lives, their schools and the world. Check the photo captions to see what students from around the region answered. Do you agree? Off your replies in the comments below. Was theater important to you in …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Students chosen for the All-Missouri Company will be presenting Jekyll and Hyde at the festival in Nebraska.
The Educational Theater Association, a professional organization for theatre educators, operates the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students. It also offers the annual Thespian Festival as a showcase for the best in high school theatre. This year's festival take place June 20 - 25 at the Lied Center of the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is the first time the All-State Missouri Company has been selected for this honor. The All-State Missouri Cast and Crew is one of only ten groups in the nation selected to perform at the festival—one of the highest honors a high school production group can receive—and the first time the Missouri company has been selected. Two …
Monday, March 21, 2011
The first full weekend of spring can mean good times in Wentzville and nearby.
Spring is here! Wentzville Patch has put together a collection of indoor and outdoor offerings to help you and you family embrace the new season. SPRING STORIES AFTER HOURS TEEN MOVIE PARK IT! PATCH DAY AT THE REC-PLEX LES MISERABLES
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
As part of the "Cappies" program, Holt's production of "Is He Dead?" is reviewed by Tally Portnoi.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
By Tally Portnoi, Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School Do you ever get mixed up in your friends’ crazy schemes? Well Jean Francoise Millet sure did! In Holt High School’s production of "Is He Dead?," Millet’s friends convince him to fake his own death in order to get his paintings to sell. "Is He Dead?" follows the story of Millet, a struggling artist who cannot sell a painting to save his life. When his friends and loved ones find themselves in deep debt, Millet needs to find a way to help them. After realizing that most artists only get recognized after their deaths, Millet’s friends decide it’s about time Millet falls tragically ill. Millet then dresses up as his own sister, Daisy, and capitalizes on his skyrocketing popularity …