Fall plays set cast and crews
The 2014 fall plays, The Actor’s Nightmareand The Real Inspector Hound, are officially in production.
After the posting of the cast and crews on the evening of September 12th, a complete read-through of both one act plays will take place on Monday, September 15.
The shows run from Halloween night to November 2nd and take place at the Marge Bradburn Studio Theatre on campus. Ms. Mo Mershon will direct the two plays.
The Real Inspector Hound, written by Tom Stoppard, is a who dunnit comedy centered on two theater critics who are reviewing a murder mystery.
Katey Christianson is head stage manager for this production, and Kenzie Pyle will assist her.
The eight-person cast for the Blanchet production includes the following:
- Moon – Dean Chrisafis
- Birdboot- Michael Allinger
- Mrs. Drudge – Keara Dooley
- Simon Gascoyne – Nico Dangla
- Felicity Cunningham – Noelle Mortensen
- Cynthia Muldoon – Zoe Petrak
- Major Magnus Muldoon – David Breyman
- Inspector Hound – Connor Mahoney
- Radio Voice – Joey Capestany
- Deadman – Parker Thompson
In The Actor’s Nightmare, written by Christopher Durang, George knows neither who nor where he is, but finds himself stranded on stage, where he has to work it all out.
The head stage manager for this show is Alex Wiljanen, who is being assisted by Madeline Golliver.
The six-person cast for the Blanchet production includes the following:
- George – Franco Micale
- Meg - Isabella Brown
- Sarah – Annika Knapp
- Ellen – Freya Helton
- Henry – Giuseppe Mele
- The Executioner – Finlay Bruce
- Voice – Calvin Golliver
The stage crew, headed by Mr. Corey Eriksen and assisted by student crew head Teresa Yandl, includes Sarah Dean-Anderson, Nicholas Conti, Braden Thole, Haley Pyscher, Catie Knauerhase, Marcus Covington, Colin Barger, Tamar Arganian, Taylor Houghtaling, Siena Marie Henson,Natalie Gryniewicz, and Teresa Fesalbon.
The hair and make-up crew, headed by Mr. James Thomas and assisted by student crew head Heaven Tesfamariam, includes Ariella Hensen, Chiara Proccacio, Jordan Williams, Ellie Shurm, Kailee Petersen, Matthew Montminy, and Sara Griffin.
The costume crew, headed by Jeannie Wood-Elder and assisted by student crew head Jennifer Furman, includes Nicole LaBelle, Katie Silverberg, Joy Wiljamen, Audrey Hsieh, Audrey Pisano, Madison Starks, and Laura Mead.
The publicity and marketing crew, headed by Chris Grasseschi and assisted by student crew head Kacee Saturay, consists of Parker Thompson, Matthew Montminy, and Roshan Selden.
Greetings from PALS!
PALS stands for Performing Arts League Supporters. If you have a student who is involved in any of The Performing Arts classes, productions or events then you are a member of PALS! That’s right…As parents of students involved in any drama, choir or instrumental program or class you are all members of PALS.
PALS job is to provide support for the staff and students by volunteering to assist with various functions of performances or fund-raisers for our programs.
And it’s fun! Come find out how you can get involved and meet other PALS on Tuesday September 9th from 6:30-8:00PM in the Studio Theatre.
Auditions on Sept. 10th
Callbacks on Sept. 12th
Crew Interviews Sept. 10th and Sept. 12th.
Please check the call board for signups and information on auditions and crew interviews.
SAVE THE DATES
· BBHS Improv Team Auditions – Sept. 22
· Fall PLAYS- (two for the price of one) – Oct. 31, Nov. 1 & Nov. 2
The Real Inspector Hound
The Actor’s Nightmare
· Raise the Curtain – Nov. 22
Our annual spring musical fundraiser!
Auditions for Raise The Curtain are on Monday Oct. 1st. All info is on the callboard.
· One Act Play Festival – Jan. 15, Jan. 16 & Jan. 17
· BBHS Spring Musical – Apr. 17, Apr. 18 & Apr. 19 at the Moore Theatre
The Spring Musical production will be announced at Raise the Curtain
Winner of The Top High School Theatre Award in the Northwest. We are happy to announce this Top High School Theatre Award that was awarded to us by Stage Directions Magazine in 2008 for our continued professional training program in theatre.
Our technical theatre program, sequential acting program and our high standards in performance were recognized by this outstanding international theatre publication.
Bishop Blanchet High School offers many exciting drama and theatre choices to students. Our program includes Beginning Acting, Intermediate Acting and 2 Advanced classes in the art of acting. Our Acting classes offer up to date professional acting techniques rarely taught in a high school setting. We also offer classes in Theatre Set Design, Sound and Lighting Design and Technical Theatre. We have many professionals who teach theatre arts, from improvisation to set design, costumes , makeup and hair, and sound and lighting. Our acting and technical theatre students leave BBHS with a confident attitude that they are prepared to compete successfully with other theatre artists. Our students have the ability to audition with confidence and are prepared to continue their education in theatre with a level of professionalism that is unmatched. .
Our facilities include: A beautiful studio theater that seats up to 180. The theatre includes a sound and lighting booth which is fully equipped with state of the art sound and lighting instruments. A fully equipped set shop where we teach students how to build sets for all of our productions, a costume workshop where we teach student how to build all of our costumes (up to 350 per show), a costume storage facility that houses over 4,000 costume pieces, a green room/makeup and dressing room and a drama office.
This year our performance calendar includes: A Fall Play, One Act Play Festival, a Spring Musical, and an Improvisation team.
We offer opportunities that will foster and deepen students' education in the theatre. It is our belief that educating the whole person should include an understanding and appreciation of the arts. With this in mind, Bishop Blanchet High School is proud to participate in the fostering of such an ideal.
-Maureen Mershon- aka MO
Performing and Visual Arts Chair