Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Congratulations!!!!!! GHS 2015 Fall Musical

Cast Listinto_the_woods_logo.jpg
in order of appearance

Narrator….Braden Megathlin
Cinderella….Evan Carrell
Jack…Kyle Sidders
Jack’s Mother….Clarissa Campo
Milky White….Ben Follett
Baker….Evan Hill
Baker’s Wife…. Brie Nicolaou
Cinderella’s Stepmother….Christina Gove
Florinda….Tara Ford
Lucinda….Lauren Williams
Cinderella’s Father…Will Russell
Little Red Ridinghood….Emily Braley
Witch….Alexandra Swaney
Cinderella’s Mother….Rachel St. Pierre
Mysterious Man….Andrew Sacco
Wolf….Harry Pershing
Granny….Caroline Dugas
Rapunzel….Kylie Josephson
Rapunzel’s Prince….Eric McKeone
Cinderella’s Prince….Brian Sidders
Steward….Greg Pershing
Giant….Kaitlyn Megathlin
Snow White….Sophie Kaplan
Sleeping Beauty….Sammy Kurlanski




PERFORMANCES:  November 19, 20, 21, & 22

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Into the Woods! First Meeting September 8th 2:30

The first meeting for the fall musical, INTO THE WOODS, will be held Tuesday September 8th in the LIBRARY at 2:30 p.m.
All students interested in auditioning, working backstage , or playing in the pit orchestra should attend. See Mrs. Northway in room 152 if you are unable to attend.

AUDITIONS will be held September 15th and 16th.
PERFORMANCE DATES are November 19, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday the 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale the week of November 16th.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

FALL MUSICAL 2015 Into the Woods

There will be a meeting on Wednesday June 10th at 1:30 p.m. for all students interested in participating in the Fall Musical, INTO THE WOODS.

Information for Actors, Musicians, and Backstage Crews.

If you are unable to attend, check the Drama Booster Website in August, or email Mrs. Northway directly at  anorthway@msad51.org
Congratulations! 
"WHILE THE LIGHTS WERE OUT"

CAST LIST 

Lord Clive Wickenham...............Harry Pershing

Lady Monica Wickenham......................Tess Hall Bibi Cavendish...............................Evan Carrell
Pierre Pourri.............................Eric McKeone
Jasmine Perdoo.............................Allie Swaney Mimosa...............................Sophie McMonagle
Nancy Stafford.......................Julia Ramseyer Tom Groggins...............................Cam Dehais
Roderick Remley.........................Malik Black 

Fredonia Custardine.......................Mika Gallati
Chloe Custardine..........................Brie Nicolaou 

Algernon Wickenham......................Nate Medrano
Benjamin Braddock................................Evan Hill 

Alma Threedle...............................Jackie Floyd
Unidentified Blonde.............................Lexy Rose 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Greely Drama News

BOTTLE DRIVE THANK YOU !!!!  Seniors: Ben, Jackie, Julia, Sophie, Tess, Emma, Nick, Mika, Juniors: Kaitlyn, Kevin, Ali, Conner, Tristan, Eric, Allie, Brie, Evan, Harry, Sophomores: Braden and Molly 
We don't have a total yet, but the volume of bottles was impressive. A special thanks to Mrs. Gallati, Mr. Pershing, and Sam Hill for helping out as additional drivers. It was a long day, but a great show of commitment and support.  Bravo! Mrs. Northway 

Tap Classes at Greely in August!!!!!! 
There will be two tap classes offered at the high school this summer. They will be (free, thank the boosters) large group classes for all levels with our new choreographer Lynne Schabhetl. 
The two dates are Wednesday August 20th and Thursday August 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The classes will be held in the main cafeteria and as all of you know there is no air-conditioning so dress appropriately and bring plenty of water. You will need tap shoes to make the most of the lessons. I have some drama loaners: primarily women's shoes, but I do have 3-4 pairs of men's shoes...  (The shoes will be available on a first come first serve basis, but don't arrive before 6:15, because I won't be there yet.) Be sure to bring socks especially if you are borrowing shoes that may not fit perfectly. You don't want blisters. 
Lynne will teach some combinations that will be part of the dance audition. The audition expectations will also be reviewed Sept 4th at the dance practice prior to auditions.
If you aren't available or don't want to tap, don't worry. There are probably only 18-22 characters that will end up tapping in the show. A good number of the dance breaks are not tap. Email me if you have questions, Mrs. Northway

Saturday, June 21, 2014

FALL MUSICAL Anything Goes

Greely High School will present the Broadway Musical
Anything Goes
November 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2014

Important Dates for: Actors, Singers, Dancers

First Meeting: Tuesday 9/2  2:30-3:15 in the front of the cafeteria near the stage.
Auditions will be held on stage September 8th and 9th.
Cast Read-Through Friday, September 12th
Acting, singing, & dance rehearsals will begin the week of September 15th

Important Dates for: Backstage and Technical Crews
Experienced and available Set Crew will begin some early construction work mid August.
        Sign Up on the CREW SHEET
First Meeting: Tuesday 9/2  2:30-3:15 in the front of the cafeteria near the stage.
Mandatory Crew Meeting Thursday 9/11 in Room 152 to determine crew membership. Experienced crew members will have preference, but everyone (new & old) is expected to attend.

Experienced and available Costume Crew members are needed to help with cast measurements on Friday 9/12
First Tech Saturday for all set and costume crew members will be September 13th 9:30-3p.m.

FAQ
What should I do to prepare for auditions this summer?
Read the plot summary (handout)
Watch the youtube video of the most recent Broadway revival with Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney
Any Acting, Singing, and/or Dance classes or performance opportunities are good preparation.  (see Tap Classes below)
Go to see a musical for pure enjoyment and to help you think about the energy, projection, and  characterization you will want to develop.  (Which characters captivated you? Why?)
Sing, dance, and/or act with your friends....home movies???
Listen to the music online or buy the Broadway CD
REMEMBER: Not all characters dance or deliver lines in a musical, but almost everyone sings. In Anything Goes, there are only a very few characters that don’t sing ... at least in the big production numbers!

TAP CLASSES:
I have arranged for some week-long, 1 hour, tap classes for Greely students at Casco Bay Movers (Portland).  The cost will be $50 for 5 one-hour classes the week of July 7th (beginners) and/or the week of July 14 (intermediate).  If you are interested, sign up on the DANCE SHEET after the meeting.
You will need to register through Casco Bay Movers by July 1st to get the $50 rate. After July 1st you can register or show up at the first class, but you will pay $60.

Sometimes we are able to offer tap classes at the high school a few nights per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays)  in August  (12/15 and 19/21), but I haven’t been able to confirm that opportunity.
Check the Anything Goes Facebook page or contact me at the end of June.
anorthway@msad51.org

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spoon River Anthology March 20-22, 2014

Mark your calendars for Greely Drama's spring production of Spoon River Anthology. This play with music is based on the classic cycle of poems written by Edgar Lee Masters at the turn of the twentieth century and tells "behind the scenes" stories of more than seventy characters. Based in a small town in middle America, these individuals recall their lives, loves, and struggles.  Each of the twenty-two students in the ensemble is challenged to create multiple, distinct characters of many ages and backgrounds. Traditional songs from the era are woven into the play.  The vocalists are accompanied by two high school musicians on violin and guitar. An enthusiastic production crew of more than forty additional students is working on the set, lighting, costumes, projections, makeup, program, and publicity.

Performances are Thursday and Friday March 20 and 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday March 22 as a dinner theatre performance. Reservations are required and must be prepaid for dinner theatre as this show sells out quickly. Seating for dinner is at 6:00 p.m.
 
See the greelydramaboosters.org site for more information