/ 2019-2020 Theatre Season

Fall Musical – Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Told entirely through song with the help of three narrators, the musical follows Joseph, the preferred son of father Jacob. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty, but troubled, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Performances:

November 15, 16, 22 & 23 @ 7:00PM
November 23 @ 2:00PM

24 Hour Theatre

Student written, directed & produced in just 24 hours. Beginning Friday night a 7:00Pm teams of student writers craft original stories and scripts until 7:00AM Saturday morning. 7:00AM Saturday actors, directors, and crew members begin bringing those stories to life just in time to debut them on stage at 7:00PM.

Performance: December 7, 7:00PM

MIFA One Act – The Spoon River Anthology

Via musical interludes, we are introduced in a cemetery to the ghosts of those who were inhabitants of this town, and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave. There are sixty-odd characterizations and vignettes in this constantly interesting entertainment offering an amazingly varied array of roles and impersonations, from young lovers and preachers and teachers to funny chronicles. Both the solid and humorous sides of life are portrayed with fetching ballads and the free-verse form of Edgar Lee Masters’ original poetry.

Auditions: December 3
Home Benefit Performance:
 February 19

Spring Show – Charley’s Aunt

Jack Chesney loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from out of town. Cancelling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their Oxford undergrad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig. As “Charley’s Aunt,” this charming frump is introduced to the ladies, to Jack’s father and to Stephen Spettigue, Amy’s guardian. When the real aunt turns up, classic comic confusion ensues as Fancourt Babberley, posing as “Charley’s Aunt,” tricks Spettigue into agreeing to the marriage of his ward, the real aunt marries Jack’s father, and Jack gets Miss Verdun.

Auditions: February 24
Performances:
April 24 & 25

/ CALENDAR

October 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Lunch Vocals: Pharaoh
  • Vocals: Baker & Butler
  • Choreography: Song of the King (FULL CAST)
2
3
  • Choreography: Joseph’s Dreams, One More Angel (Brothers, Wives, Joseph)
4
  • Production Meeting
  • Vocals: Potiphar Song (Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, Potiphar Ensemble, Narrators)
5
6
7
  • Vocal Refresh & Review: FULL CAST
  • Children's Chorus Blocking (Children & Narrators)
8
  • Vocals: Narrators
  • Choreography: Jacob & Sons, Joseph's Coat Review (FULL CAST)
  • Lunch Vocals: Joseph
9
10
  • Choreography: Potiphar (Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, Joseph, Potiphar Ensemble)
11
  • Production Meeting
  • Vocals: Brother Soloists
  • Vocals: Children's Chorus (Children)
12
13
14
  • Vocal Refresh & Review: FULL CAST
  • Choreography Review: Full Cast
15
  • Vocals: Narrators
  • Choreography: Benjamin's Calypso (Full Cast)
  • Lunch Vocals: Canaan Days Soloists
16
17
  • Choreography: Children's Chorus (Children)
18
  • SET: PARTIAL STRIKE
  • Production Meeting
  • Vocals: Brothers & Narrators
19
  • COSTUMES: Pull Deadline
20
21
  • SET: Re-Build
  • Review Children's Chorus Blocking & Choreo (Narrators & Children)
  • COSTUMES: Try On Day
22
  • Vocals: Joseph
  • Choreography Review: Brothers, Joseph, Wives
  • COSTUMES: Try On Day
  • Lunch Vocals: Calypso soloists
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • Vocal Refresh & Review: FULL CAST
  • Choreography Review (FULL CAST)
29
  • Vocals: Narrators
  • Choreography Review: Go Go Joseph, Song of the King, Banjamin Calypso (FULL CAST)
  • COSTUMES: Costume Check
30
31
  • Catch Up Day - Leave Open

“I love the environment of the school. I know there are people all around me that are willing to talk to anyone. Also, the teachers are all very kind, approachable, and understanding. It’s going to be hard leaving a school that feels like family and is a Christian atmosphere.”

-Helen Lim 

/PAST SHOWS

*Titles marked with an asterisk designate competitive MIFA state championships

2018-2019: Cinderella, Much Ado About Nothing*, Yellow Boat | Steel Magnolias
2017-2018: RAGS, Silent Sky*, The Westing Game
2016-17: Footloose, Lend Me a Tenor*, Pride & Prejudice
2015-16: Godspell, Dogfight, You Can’t Take it With You
2014-15: Music Man, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Wrinkle in Time
2013-14: Fiddler on the Roof, Wit*, Rumors
2012-13: Once Upon a Mattress, The Government Inspector, The Crucible
2011-12: Bye Bye Birdie, Diary of Anne Frank, Fools
2010-11: Guys and Dolls, Suds, The Elephant Man
2009-10: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rags*, Much Ado About Nothing
2008-09: High School Musical, Noises Off, Flowers for Algernon
2007-08: West Side Story, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Rumors
2006-07: HONK!, Lend Me a Tenor*, 12 Angry Jurors
2005-06: The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Grapes of Wrath, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2004-05: Magician’s Nephew & The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe, Annie, Thieves’ Carnival, The Crucible
2003-04: Cheaper By the Dozen, Footloose, The Yellow Boat, Noises Off
2002-03: Anne of Green Gables, Joseph, Scarlet Pimpernel, Grapes of Wrath
2001-02: Importance Of Being Earnest, Blood Brothers, Scarlet Pimpernel
2000-01: Murder’s In the Heir, Suds, Fiddler on the Roof
1999-00: The Foreigner & Steel Magnolias, Rags, Oliver
1998-99: Diary Anne Frank/Return Forbidden Planet*/Bye Bye Birdie
1997-98: Charley’s Aunt, All About Eve, Rags
1996-97: Musical Comedy Murders 1940, Pippin, Hello Dolly!
1995-96: A Christmas Carol, Ordinary People, Oklahoma!
1994-95: Lend Me a Tenor, Pippin
1993-94: The Miracle Worker, My Fair Lady
1992-93: The Man Who Came to Dinner, Sound of Music
1991-92: I Remember Mama, West Side Story
1990-91: Importance Of Being Earnest, Fiddler on the Roof
1989-90: Rehearsal for Murder, The King and I
1988-89: Imaginary Invalid, Pride and Prejudice
1988: The Death and Life of Larry Benson
1987: Onions in the Stew
1986: We’re All Guilty
1985: David and Lisa
1984: The Crucible
1983: Where the Lilies Bloom
1982: Our Town
1981: To Kill a Mockingbird
1980: The Miser
1979: Cheaper by the Dozen
1978: Up the Down Staircase
1977: Diary of Anne Frank
1976: Flowers for Algernon
1975: The Miracle Worker
1974: Charley’s Aunt
1973: The Man Who Came to Dinner
1972: Our Town
1971: Another Language
1970: I Remember Mama
1969: A Boy With a Cart
1968: Good Morning, Miss Dove
1967: Pride and Prejudice