2017-2018 THEATRE SEASON

Changing Minds

November 15

We have an AMAZING opportunity!!!!!!!!

Changing Minds is a musical written in 2011 by David Howard (author of Galaxy Quest) and composer Bret Simmons (music director for countless film and television projects) to be a pop musical just for high schools. 

Bret and David recognize that as a pop musical, it needs constant updating.  And I have arranged for East High School to be the collaborating school to help these professional authors to create the newest update. 

 

Based on suggestions we have already sent to them and their own ideas of what is current and fresh and what is outdated, they have already written a new draft which East High will be the first school to perform. 

 

East High actors will do a table read for them in the summer, which will inspire new edits.  They will visit our rehearsals which will inspire new edits.  And, of course, they will be present for our performers.  East High actors may actually see their suggestions, improvisations, even their in-rehearsal bloopers become part of the new script.  This will be very much like what professional actors do when they originate roles in a new work of theater.

When Natalie (school brainiac) and Kyle (surfer dude) make some spiteful wishes at a magical well, they discover they have exchanged brains.  How will Kyle inside Natalie's body keep her from losing her scholarship?  How will Natalie keep from losing Kyle's beautiful but demanding girlfriend?  A large ensemble cast and pop music enhance this fun teen comedy.

 
Take 5 

February 7, 8 , 9, 11 2019 - 7pm Little  Theater

Continuing a tradition established in 1963, students collaborate to create new theatre. Students write and direct this collection of one act plays.  

 
 
Drama Stars Showcase

March 7 & 8 2019 - 7pm Little Theater

 

Members of the drama classes will present scenes, monologues and a one act play in preparation for region competition.  

 
Newsies

April 25, 26, 27, and 29, 2019 - 7pm Little Theater

 

Continuing a tradition established in 1963, students collaborate to create new theatre. Students write and direct this collection of one act plays.  

 
 

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