The 2017-2018 season brings a new vision to the Theatre Department. In addition to our all-inclusive fall and spring productions, this year we are adding two productions that will focus on our elementary and middle school scholars. For the high school scholars, we will be joining the International Thespian Society. Through our ITS troupe high school scholars will be able to compete on a regional, state, and national level in both performance and technical theatre as well as continuing with LCS this year.
Along with a new production season structure, OSOTA will be offering scholars grades 3 through 12 the opportunity to be involved in drama, acting, and technical theatre classes. With these offerings we are able to provide opportunities for scholars to participate in a strong co-curricular production program that applies the creative principles and skills learned in the classroom to fully mounted faculty-directed theatre productions. Throughout the school year, scholars can take part in workshops, scene readings, trips to local theatrical performances, and technical training sessions. As with all we do at One School of the Arts, the new theatre department will develop within theatre scholars a sense of collaboration, innovation, and excellence in the theatre field.
Our spring musical debut will be The Sound of Music on May 18th, 19th and 20th. Due to the mature nature of the music in this show, the large majority of the casting will come from the middle and high school scholars, but we will be casting the younger Von Trapp children from the lower grades, and we will be using understudies with this show. Auditions are open to scholars in 1st grade - 12th grade, and will begin on Monday, February 5th. For this audition we are asking scholars to learn specific music from the show. The audition packet, audition sheet music, audition accompaniment tracks, and the scenes the scholars will be reading from at the audition can be found below:
The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.
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Scholars should be familiar with the audition “sides” (a cut down version of a scene from the show, used for audition purposes). Scholars are NOT required to memorize the sides.
Prepare one of the song options below:
- 1st - 4th grades:
· Do, Re, Me or So Long, Farewell
- 5th – 12th grade Men :
· Edelweiss or Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Rolf cut)
- 5th – 12th grade Ladies –
· Lonely Goatherd or Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Liesl cut)
Ladies interested in Maria or Mother Abbess-
In addition to one of the songs listed above please learn one of the following: Sound of Music, Climb Every Mountain, or Maria
Theatre Department Team:
Ashley Richards – Director/Acting Teacher
Kathryn Gibson – Production Manager/Drama and Technical Theatre Teacher
Jennifer Miller – Music Director/Vocal Teacher
Jessica Harris – Choreographer
Tara Capozzoli – Production Assistant
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