The 2013-14 Season will be announced in September at the first Drama Club meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Tentative dates for our shows are listed in the sidebar. Check back in September for a list of our selected shows. In the meantime, have a great summer!
The 2012-2013 Drama Performance Schedule
- 24 Hour Theatre - October 19/20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. in the Little Auditorium
Join us for our 5th annual 24 Hour Theatre performance! Over the course of 24 hours EGRHS students will write, direct, rehearse and perform 5 - 6 original one act plays. Student playwrights start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and stay up all night and write plays – the topics can cover anything from dramas to a parody of a Taylor Swift song to Social Media sites personified! Directors and actors come in Saturday morning and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Stage technicians assist in costuming, props, set, sound, and lights, and by 7:30 p.m. the students will astound you with their polished performances.
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- Fall Play: Midsummer/Jersey, by Ken Ludwig
- November 15, 16, 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. in the PAC. Directed by Mrs. Pamela
Ken Ludwig (best known for Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo) has done it again! His newest comedy is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in modern day New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon. With several weddings and the acting careers of the six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the beach, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.
- Winter Play:
Trouble at Holly's Holiday Emorium or He's Checking it Twice - by
Harry F. Coffill and Stephen M. Paulsen -
December 6, 7, 8, 2012 , 7:30 p.m. in the Little Auditorium. Directed by
Mr. Harry F. Coffill.
Postmaster Satchel Lugabout arrives at his newest posting, the busiest postal desk in the USA in Deadmoose, Alaska (Pop. 6). Holly Berry runs the general store with a unique vision, and the residents are all eagerly (and some, evilly) anticipating the arrival of “the list!” Who is Pete, and why is he after the list? What are the motives of the mysterious M’Alice D’Ante? Why is that polar bear wearing neck chains and sunglasses? And, when will “Mr. Big” arrive to pick up all his mail? A holiday Melodrama for the entire family performed in our intimate performing space.
- Student Play: Charley's Aunt- -
- by Brandon Thomas - January 11-12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. in the
Little Auditorium. Directed by Nick Salasky and Taylor Nelson.
Jack loves Kitty and Charley loves Amy. These young Oxford undergrads invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, “where the nuts come from.” Cancelling her visit at the last minute, the aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. It’s 1892 and they can’t visit with their girlfriends without a chaperone! What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their feckless Oxford pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers, and a wig. Classic comic confusion ensues. Join us for the 9th annual all student produced play in our black box space.
- One-Act Play: The Great Pandemonium, by Pat Cook - February 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. in the PAC. Directed by Mrs. Jane Hazle.
"Now is the winter of our discontent," quotes high school drama coach Jarred Nusthorp. "Shakespeare probably wrote that because he had to direct his play!" The play in question is Richard III and it’s tech rehearsal night. A director on the edge, a militant assistant director, and several missing actors who get in trouble with the principal are just a few of the trials Mr. Nusthorp has to contend with. Joins us as lights go up and down, actors fall off platforms, and a prop lady with an attitude provide an evening of just plain good old-fashioned fun and laughs. This one act play will be EGRHS’s submission in the MIFA state-wide theatre festivals. The February 1st date is our public performance for the community. Districts will be January 26th and Regionals February 9th. Check out our website for festival performance locations.
- Variety Show - March 1-2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. in the PAC
Come and enjoy an evening of great talent at our annual Variety Show featuring East’s high school students. This is always an action packed evening sure to provide a lot of high level entertainment: skits, bands, dancing, instrumentalists, comedy, and pop vocals. Our students are stupendous, so come and cheer them on! Director TBA.
- Spring Musical: West Side Story,
Based on a concept of Jerome Robbins, Book by Arthur Laurents, Music
by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim - April 25,
26, 27, 2013,
7:30 p.m. in the PAC. Directed by Mrs. Pamela Steers. Vocal Direction by
Dr. Jim Borst. Choreography by Ms. Judy Genson. Orchestra conducted
by Mr. Bill Bier.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1957 New York City. Two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs: the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
S2 Filmworks videotaped the final dress rehearsal of "Trouble at Holly's Holiday Emporium." Parents may purchase the DVD for $25.00+ tax. Print out the order form and mail it to the address indicated on the form together with your payment.
SPECIAL EVENT10th Anniversary PAC Concert
March 16, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. & March 17, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. in the PAC
This special concert evening will feature EGR performing arts students in a celebration of a decade of performing in the EGRHS Performing Arts Center. This event is sponsored by our Music and Stage Boosters and all proceeds go to both booster groups to assist in providing funding for the music program and to assist the Stage Boosters in funding the pay to perform for the drama program. A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Sheila Pantlind Award, which recognizes an adult individual connected with East Grand Rapids who has supported and furthered the performing arts.
Past Productions since 1993
ONE-ACTS* or MELODRAMAS
STUDENT PRODUCED SHOWS(Director in parentheses)