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
CALMON, old man turned to stone, now King of Statues:
Evan Tovar (Understudy)
KING SILVIO, Tartaglia’s father, don’t get too attached:
PRINCE TARTAGLIA, Prince, later King of Hearts:
PRINCESS NINETTA, Princess, later Queen of Hearts:
PANTALONE, advisor to the King and Queen:
SMERALDINA, villain from the past, disguised as the late Queen Tartagliona
BRIGHELLA, Smeraldina’s lover and lackey:
FRANCESCHINA, peasant woman, employed as a butcher:
TRUFFALDINO, washed up clown, married to Franceschina:
RENZO, peasant, secretly Prince of Hearts:
Zackary David Dorfman
BARBARINA, peasant, secretly Princess of Hearts:
THE GREEN BIRD, bird, green in color:
POMPEA, statue, secretly a princess:
FATA SERPENTINA, enchantress, Queen of Serpents:
THE SINGING APPLE:
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 SHOE BUFFER:
PALACE NAIL STYLIST:
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.
Mr. Dawson, Mrs. Schulz, and Mrs. Shay
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
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.