Wednesday, October 22th, 2014 by Betsy Bishop
See How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
The Famous Broadway Pulitzer Prize winner and Satirical Musical
Wed-Sat Nov 5-8 7:30 p.m.
Thurs-Sat Nov 13-16 7:30 p.m.
Sundays Nov 9 & 16 2:00 p.m.
Buy Tickets after October 12
or AHS Main office, Tree House Books and Music Coop
How to Succeedin Business without Really Trying November 5-16
Ashland High School proudly presents the hit Broadway musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Burrows, Weinstock and Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by Jeremy Johnson, the 60-member cast and crew will present 9 performances November 5-16.
Following the advice of a book entitled “How to Succeed in Business” a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, begins a meteoric rise from the mail-room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch’s unorthodox and morally-questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a beloved score by Frank Loesser, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is packed with hit standards such as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary,” and “Brotherhood of Man.”
Featured players include: Jonathan Connolly (Finch) Corrine Maddox (Rosemary) Liam Atkins (Biggley) Amelia Sorenson (Hedy), Preston Mead (Bud), Tessa Buckley (Smitty), and Caitlin Campbell (Miss Jones).
With Director Johnson, Karl Iverson will conduct the orchestra and vocals and Royer Bockus will choreograph. Katy Lai will design the set, Ariel Clark will design costumes and Kurt Siders will design the lights. As Master Carpenter, David Pedersen will build the set with the AHS tech class. The Co- Technical Directors are David Pedersen and Bart Grady. The Stage Manager is Lily Rider; her assistants are Trevor Mejia and Cailyn Caldwell.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
opened to critical acclaim on Broadway in October 1961, running for four years. The cast starred Robert Morse as Finch, Charles Nelson Reilly as Bud Frump, and Rudy Vallee as the company president. The show won 7 Tony Awards including best musical and best book, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical, a Grammy for best original show album, and is one of only 8 musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1967, the film version starred Morse and Vallee with Michele Lee as Rosemary. In the Broadway revivals, Matthew Broderick starred as Finch in 1995; Daniel Radcliffe starred in the 2011 revival. The critics noted the charm and satire in both.
The $10. Preview is Wed. November 5 @ 7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat, November 6
, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15 begin @7:30 p.m.
The two Sunday Matinees on November 9
and 16 begin @ 2 p.m.
General tickets are $15. each and for Students under 18 /Seniors over 65 tickets are $10. each.
All non-reserved seats will be sold at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop. Reserved tickets ($20.) are available with all general and student/senior ticketsat www.showtix4u.com. Toll free ticket order is 1-866-967-8167. For group sales information call 541-482-8771
FINCH Jonathan Connolly
ROSEMARY Corrine Maddox
BIGGLEY Liam Atkins
HEDY Amelia Sorenson
BUD Preston Mead
SMITTY Tessa Buckley
MISS JONES Caitlin Campbell
BRATT David Lee
TWIMBLE/WOMPER Jackson Richmond
MS KRUMHOLTZ/ENS Cadaxa Chapman-Ball
TV ANNOUNCER/ENS Abigail Mizera
JENKINS/ENS Tristan Giannini
GATCH/ENS Michael Burt
Kaya Van Dyke
Stage Manager- Lily Rider
Assistant Stage Manager- Trevor Mejia and Cailyn Coldwell
Director - Jeremy Johnson
Choreographer – Royer Bockus
Vocal and Orchestra Director - Karl Iversen
Costumes - Ariel Greninger
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Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Betsy Bishop
201 South MOUNTAIN AVENUE , Ashland, OR 97520
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
wonderful satirical Broadway winner Wed-Sun NOV
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & Thurs-Sun NOV 13, 14, 15, 16 Sundays at 2 p.m.
a very funny farce by LUDWIG (playwright of LEND ME A TENOR)-Thurs-Sun MARCH
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and Thurs-Sun 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
a new and delightful Broadway MUSICAL –MAY
Wed - Sun April 29, 30, May 1, 2, 3 and Wed- Sun MAY 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Haunted House Fri and Sat Oct 24 & 25
Raffle Tickets now until Nov. 16
Children’s Drama Workshop grades 3-5 Nov 11 8:45 am -3 p.m
Acting Competition February Sat. Feb 7 Redmond HS
Showcase Dinner Theatre February TBA
Shakespeare Birthday Party Night April 23
Oregon State Thespian Festival April 9-11
Evenings of One Act Plays Wed-Thurs May 13, 14
Awards Night and Mentor Recognition Night Monday, June 2
November HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS
Wed-Sun 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & Wed-Sun 12, 13, 14, 15, 16: Fall Play
Thurs 4 WHITE DAY: Talent Show Tech
Wed 10 WHITE DAY: WFAF Tech
Fri 12: WFAF
Fri 13-Sun 15 March Theatre CLOSED for Musical
Thurs-Sun 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and Thurs-Sun 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Wed – Sun 29, 30, May 1, 2, 3: Spring Play (first week)
Wed-Sun 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Spring Play (second week)
Mon-Tues 11, 12: One Acts Tech
Wed-Thurs 13, 14: One Acts Performances
MON night after graduation which is the last Friday in MAY : Gerry Awards / Mentor Recognition – all day tech, Show 7pm
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Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Betsy Bishop
Buy tickets for the spring musical at www.showtix4u.com. Two weekends only!
Cabaret, the spring musical March 6-16
Ashland High School proudly presents Cabaret,
the revised 1987 musical on March 6-16—Thursday through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and two matinees on Sundays, March 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. There will also be one $10. preview on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. General tickets are $15. each and Students under 18 /Seniors over 65 tickets are $10. each. Reserved $20. tickets are only available online at www.showtix4u.com
. All other non-reserved seats will be sold at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop.
Directed by OSF actor, Jeremy Johnson and choreographed by Suzanne Seiber, Cabaret promises to enlighten, thrill and delight! The revival won 4 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards and 3 Outer Critics Circle Award. Alan Schwanke will design the set, Karl Iverson will direct the orchestra, and Emily Erhlich-Inget will design costumes. Over 65 students will be involved in this fabulous production.
The scene is a night club in Berlin, in the late 1920's. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show. On the train to Berlin we find Cliff, a young American writer, and Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff's luggage at the German border. History is in the process of being made. Musical numbers include Willkommen, Cabaret, Don't Tell Mama
and Two Ladies
. We find Cliff on the train again, now leaving the city. He writes about Sally and the people of Berlin leading up to the Third Reich. It has been a tumultuous and heartbreaking era.
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 by Betsy Bishop
Ashland High School Theatre
201 South Mountain Avenue, Ashland, Oregon 97520
All tickets are now on sale at www.showtix4u.com or call 1 866 967 8167.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
the musical at AHS Mountain Ave Theatre
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown the musical
opens at Ashland High School for their final main stage spring show at the Mountain Ave Theatre. Directed by Doug Ham, the show will play the first two weekends in May with four matinees offered on both weekends on Saturday and Sunday.
This delightful 1998 revival based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz with book, music, and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner will be sure to bring nostalgia and smiles as the audience relives the antics of Charlie Brown (Mason McLellan), Lucy (Lisa-Marie Werfel), Linus (Jackson Richmond), Schroeder (Braedon Bell), Sally (Josette Saydah), and of course everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy (Noah Werthaiser).
For this production, an ensemble of 13 of favorite Peanuts characters are featured: Rerun(Andrea Koell), Pigpen (Tallon Shults), Woodstock (Rosemarie Caruso), Peppermint Patty (Katie Cook), Marci (Zoey Petrone), Shermy (Scotty Gordon), Violet (Amelia Sorenson), Patty (Christine Impara), Naomi (Corrine Maddox), Peggy Jean (Ceili Widmann), Freida (Madison Gilpin), Charlotte Braun (Rebecca Wasche), and Lydia(Bronte Kennedy).
Doug Ham’s creative team includes Jennifer Schloming as vocal and music director, Audrey Flint as choreographer, David Pedersen as co-tech director and set carpenter, Ellen Alfonso as costume designer, Bart Grady as lighting and co-tech director and stage manager Skye Gordon with her assistants Isabeau Kennedy and Sophia Green along with the theatre tech class.
As the audience enters the theatre, the comic strip will be evident through the one- dimensional set (designed by Doug Ham). The entire production will have the Peanuts comic strip feeling as the actors bring to life their memorable characters through delightful scenes and musical numbers.
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
is a musical for all ages!
The production will preview Wed May 1 at 7:30. Opening night is Thurs May 2, with performances continuing Fri May 3 at 7:30, Sat May 4 matinee at 2 p.m. and evening at 7:30 p.m. and a Sun May 5 matinee at 2 p.m.
The following week, performances will be Thurs-Sat May 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Sat and Sun at 2 p.m, Some photo opportunities will happen after each show.
All tickets are now on sale at www.showtix4u.com
or call 1 866 967 8167. General, student, and senior tickets are also available in downtown Ashland at Paddington Station, Tree House Books, and Music Coop. General tickets are $15, students under 18 and seniors over 65 are $10. Reserved seating is $20.at www.showtix4u.com
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by Betsy Bishop
Ashland High School Theatre 201 South Mountain Avenue, Ashland, OR 97520
Contact: Betsy Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org
HARVEY, Pulitzer Prize comedy opens in late February at AHS
Ashland High School Theatre will present the delightful Pulitzer prize-winning classic comedy, HARVEY. Directed by John Stadelman, this famous piece will preview February 27 and 28, and play March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, at 7:30 p.m. with two Sun. matinees on March 3 and 10 at 2 p.m.at the Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 South Mountain Avenue in Ashland.
Ok, yes, it’s a play involving an imaginary friend. So? Many people have imaginary friends. So, why should it be a surprise that Elwood P. Dowd has a friend only a few people can see, and then, only once in a while?
Harvey is Dowd’s friend and he’s a 6-foot tall white rabbit. He’s a “pooka” and Dowd believes so earnestly in him that he even manages to persuade his psychiatrist that Harvey is real. Sometimes Harvey can accurately predict the future! At one moment in the show, Dowd comments, “I’ve wrestled with reality for 40 years and I am happy to state that I won out over it,” capturing the essence of the play.
HARVEY, by Mary Chase, premiered November 1, 1944, playing for 1,775 performances. Later, in 1950, the story became better known when Jimmy Stewart played Dowd in the movie that garnered four Oscar nominations and for which he was nominated as Best Actor in a leading role. Playwright Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
for the work in 1945.
The cast includes Ceili Widmann as Myrtle Mae; Lindsey Crocker as Veta Louise; Jeremiah Lieberman as Elwood P. Dowd. Other featured players are Shay Astor (Mrs. Chauvenet): Aubyn Heglie (Nurse Kelly); Mason McLellan (Mr. Wilson);Noah Yaconelli (Dr. Sanderson);Joseph Yaconelli (Dr.Chumley); Isabel Enns (Betty Chumley);Braedon Bell (Judge) and Jackson Richmond (Cabby).
Director Stadelman’s stage manager for Harvey
is Bronte Kennedy. Her assistant stage managers are Skye Gordon and Shay Astor. Tech Direction is by David Pedersen and Bart Grady. Costume Design is by Ellen Alphonso; Set design is by Doug Ham and Lighting Design is by Bart Grady. David Pedersen is the master carpenter who supervises students in the set build. More than 50 students are involved in this production.
All tickets are now on sale at www.showtix4u.com or call 1-866-967-8167.
In mid-February in downtown Ashland, general and student senior tickets will be sold at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop. General tickets:$10. Students under 18/Seniors over 65 tickets:$5.
$5 Previews on 2/27 & 28.
Reserved seating for $15. is sold @ www.showtix4u.com
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