Save the Date – Speech & Theatre Banquet

The Speech & Theatre banquet will be Thursday, May 19 at Snowden House. More information regarding RSVPs and cost will be provided soon. Parents who are interested in helping with the banquet are encouraged to contact Mr. Dawson or Boosters President Brenda Durbahn.

The Green Bird Cast List

 THE GREEN BIRD CAST

 

CALMON, old man turned to stone, now King of Statues:

Randy Everding

Evan Tovar (Understudy)

 

KING SILVIO, Tartaglia’s father, don’t get too attached:

Evan Tovar

 

PRINCE TARTAGLIA, Prince, later King of Hearts:

Kelton Forbes

 

PRINCESS NINETTA, Princess, later Queen of Hearts:

HannaRose Iliff

 

PANTALONE, advisor to the King and Queen:

Noah Barnett

 

SMERALDINA, villain from the past, disguised as the late Queen Tartagliona

Elizabeth Storey

 

BRIGHELLA, Smeraldina’s lover and lackey:

Troy Wood

 

FRANCESCHINA, peasant woman, employed as a butcher:

Brittney Zika

 

TRUFFALDINO, washed up clown, married to Franceschina:

Ashanti Byrd

 

RENZO, peasant, secretly Prince of Hearts:

Zackary David Dorfman

 

BARBARINA, peasant, secretly Princess of Hearts:

Jocelyn Roof

 

THE GREEN BIRD, bird, green in color:

Robert Greenlee

 

POMPEA, statue, secretly a princess:

Alissa Wade

 

FATA SERPENTINA, enchantress, Queen of Serpents:

Zoe Williams

GUARD #1:

Bryonne Briscoe

 

GUARD #2:

Sam Ludens

 

GUARD #3:

Taylor Mast

 

GUARD #4:

Summer Stainbrook

 

PALACE STAFF/SERVANT:

Allyson Andriano

 

PALACE STAFF/SERVANT:

Cheynne Choate

 

PALACE STAFF/SERVANT:

Laura Collins

 

PALACE STAFF/SERVANT:

Quita Jackson

 

PALACE STAFF/SERVANT:

Levita Simmons

 

PALACE STAFF/SERVANT:

Elizabeth Smith

 

PALACE STAFF/SERVANT:

Kaley Wolff

 

THE SINGING APPLE:

Abby Avis

 

THE APPLE TREES

Allyson Andriano, Sam Ludens, Quita Jackson, Elizabeth Marks, Elizabeth Smith,

Summer Stainbrook, Evan Tovar

 

THE DANCING WATERS

Bryonne Briscoe, Cheyenne Choate, Laura Collins Taylor Mast, Levita Simmons, Kaley Wolff

 

 

PALACE COOK:

Elizabeth Marks

 

PALACE HAIRSTYLIST:

Cheynne Choate

 

PALACE JESTER:

Abby Avis

 

PALACE SHOE BUFFER:

Summer Stainbrook


PALACE NAIL STYLIST:
Laura Collins

 

PALACE TAILOR:

Quita Jackson

 

FANNER #1:

Sam Ludens

 

FANNER #2:

Evan Tovar

 

BIRD KEEPER:

Taylor Mast

 

ANGRY BIRD:

Bryonne Briscoe

 

ANGRY BIRD:

Sam Ludens

 

ANGRY BIRD:

Allyson Andriano

 

BIRD #1:

Laura Collins

 

DONALD DUCK:

Elizabeth Smith

 

FOGHORN LEGHORN:
Summer Stainbrook

 

ROAD RUNNER:

Quita Jackson

 

TOUCAN SAM:

Elizabeth Marks

 

TWEETY:

Abby Avis

 

WOODY WOODPECKER:

Quita Jackson

 

WOODSTOCK:

Kaley Wollf

 

ZAZU:

Levita Simmons

 

Greetings! Thank you for your patience while we took the time to cast The Green Bird. First of all, a big round of applause is offered up as a token of our appreciation for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to audition for this world premiere. We have an amazing cast if all of you accept your role. Doing so will help The Green Bird’s stars align.

 

Secondly, while some of you were cast in specific roles, others of you were cast in multiple roles. We hope that you will each accept the role(s) you were offered. After reading the cast list, which I have attached, I would like you respond and indicate whether or not you accept the role(s) you have been offered.

 

The role of Calmon has been assigned an understudy. Because of the importance of the role, it seemed necessary to do so just as a precaution.

 

I will send out a rehearsal schedule this weekend. We will not rehearse Monday. Dr. Pappas’s mother passed away yesterday and it is my intention to travel to Mason City to pay my respects. He is a good friend and an ardent supporter of West High and its Speech and Theatre Program. So, I do so as a representative of the faculty and our program.

 

Again, congratulations! We will begin our journey into The Green Bird’s kingdoms on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Rehearsal will be from 3 to 6 p.m. It is our cast goal to read the entire play including stage directions after we pass out scripts, introduce cast members, and the production cast.

 

Thank you.

Mr. Dawson, Mrs. Schulz, and Mrs. Shay

Wahawks Named to IE All-State

Congratulations to the following students who will perform at the IHSSA Individual Events All-State Festival at UNI on Monday, April 4:

Reubenlyn Williams – Solo Musical Theatre

Katie Kemp – Solo Musical Theatre

Noel Mills – Public Address

Hannah Smith – Literary Program and Acting

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, March 22 at 2:45pm for students interested in attending the All-State Festival. Our performance schedule is posted here, and the full All-State schedule is here.

2015-2016 Season Information

The West High Fine Arts Department and its West High Speech and Theatre Program will begin its 2015 – 2016 production season with David Roger’s compelling play  FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON.

Flowers for Algernon is the fascinating story of Charlie, a mentally challenged man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly changes from challenged learner to a genius, far more intelligent than his teacher, Alice Kinnian, or the doctors who created the operating technique. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression.

The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found.

This is a different kind of play: poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of an individual’s determined spirit.

Flowers for Algernon features a large ensemble cast of ten (10) males and seventeen (17) females. Get involved with West High School’s Speech and Theatre Program by auditioning for this amazing play.

AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL WEST HIGH STUDENTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING, BUT ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR AUDITIONS, CONTACT DAWSONW@WATERLOOSCHOOLS.ORG TO SET UP AN ALTERNATIVE AUDITION TIME.  OUR GOAL IS TO ENSURE EVERYONE INTERESTED IS ABLE TO AUDITION. AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL WEST HIGH STUDENTS.

Download: West High Fine Arts Department Announcement