Drama Production Schedule

by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins.

Upper School Fall Musical

In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Auditions

  • Monday, September 9 - 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Students only need to attend one)
  • Tuesday, September 10 - 3:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 10 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tech Applications due September 10

Approximate Rehearsal Schedule

  • Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 3:45-5:30 p.m. (New!)
  • Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.select dates used for rehearsal/set building etc.
  • Tech/Final Dress Rehearsal Week All students must be available for this full time.
  • Friday November 1- 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2 - 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3 - 1:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 4 - 5:00 p.m. Dinner, Rehearsal 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 5 - 5:00 p.m. Dinner, Rehearsal 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6 - 5:00 p.m. Dinner, Rehearsal 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Performances

  • Thursday, November 7 - 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Performance (note earlier time)
  • Friday, November 8 - 12:00 Noon - School Preview (midday time per new schedule)
  • Friday, November 8 - 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Performance
  • Saturday, November 9 - 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Performance

Please note: varsity athletes will not be cast in major roles. Orchesis is an exception. Students must choose BEFORE sports season begins whether to participate in the show even though auditions will not yet have occurred. It is NOT possible to wait to see the results of casting and then drop out of a sports team.

Faculty: Elizabeth Zitelli - Director, Trevor Fanning - Music Director, Mark Robinson - Tech Director, Joe Staub - Assistant Technical Director, Lauren DeVera, Sarah Roney, Sherry Wells  - Choreographers

Casting: Students of all races, genders and ethnicities will be considered for all roles.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth.Zitelli@holton-arms.edu


 

 Upper School Winter Play

 A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Auditions:

  • Monday, December 9 - 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Students only need to attend one)
  • Tuesday, December 10 - 3:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 10 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tech Applications due on December 10

Approximate Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 3:45-5:30 p.m. (New!)
  • Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.select dates used for rehearsal/set building etc.
  • Tech/Final Dress Rehearsal Week All students must be available for the full time.
  • Friday February 14 - 4:00-7:00 p.m. (This is after a professional day)
  • Saturday, February 15 - 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (Presidents Day Weekend)
  • Sunday, February 16 - 1:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 17 - 5:00 p.m. Dinner, Rehearsal 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 18 -  5:00 p.m. Dinner, Rehearsal 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 19 - 5:00 p.m. Dinner, Rehearsal 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Performances:

  • Tuesday, February 18 - 12:10 p.m. - School Preview (Midday timing per new schedule)
  • Wednesday, February 19 - 12:10 p.m. - School Preview
  • Thursday, February 20 - 5:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Performance
  • Friday, February 21 -  5:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Performance
  • Saturday, February 22 -  12:00 p.m. Lunch, 2:00 p.m. Performance

Please note: Varsity athletes will not be cast in major roles. Orchesis is a possible exception. Students wishing to participate in NAIMUN cannot take part due to tech falling on the same weekend. Please don’t make travel plans for President’s Day weekend.

Faculty: Elizabeth Zitelli - Director, Mark Robinson - Tech Director, Joe Staub - Assistant Technical Director

Casting: Students of all races, genders and ethnicities will be considered for all roles. Although it is a play with music, not all characters need to sing. Non-singers should definitely come out for this one.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth.Zitelli@holton-arms.edu