J’Kalien Madison

I know some of you may know J’Kalien Madison from West High Speech and Theatre, Student Body President or for his extreme love of Cheese. This year he was awarded the 2014 Theatre and Speech Coaches award for making a positive impact throughout his tenure at West High which is the highest award given in speech and theatre. J’Kalien graduated from West High this May, began a new job and is enrolled at UNI starting next week yet he skipped an open house and other graduation celebrations and to spend his nights at the hospital with his mother. This spring his mother had some medical issues which have become more complicated and her stay in the hospital is expected to last months.

J’Kalien is one of the most positive, selfless, vivacious people I know and would do anything to help out a friend. Now it is our turn to help out J’Kalien and his mother by making a donation at http://www.gofundme.com/9joc2s to help them cover daily expenses and bills. No amount is too small and we thank you in advance for your help. Our prayers are with J’Kalien and Shawanda at this most difficult time. Please help us spread the word of their story and their need for our help.

Forum Callbacks

Callback Announcement

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Jasmine Briscoe
Sadie King
Hanna Kinney
Mira Millar
Rachel Roche
Jocelyn Roof
Mikayla Wahl
Jason Andriano
Josh Boyce
John Dodge
Ashton Gruye
J’ Kalein Madison
Kalim Manigault
Brenton Marrah
Ruefin Sleh
Ryan Woody

 

FRIDAY AUDITIONS

Mickey Fishback
Chris Aarons
Jarrett Weeter


Thanks to all that auditioned. We will read and sing these individuals on Monday at 3:00 p.m. in the AUD. If you do not see your name, please don’t fret quite yet. We have yet to cast the show.  These individuals need to attend a meeting in the LTH on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 3:00 pm.

Large Group State Competition @ West High School

If you would like more information about the Large Group State Competition, make sure you visit the website at largegroup.wahawktheatre.com!

Large Group Speech and Drama District Contest: La Porte City, Union High School

Please see the following link for information on this contest.

Large Group Speech and Drama District Contest Information.pdf

Yearbook Group Picture

There will be group pictures taken for the yearbook in the big gym on Wednesday, December 18th. The speech and theater group picture is scheduled to be taken at 8:55 a.m.

Yackity Yak – Speech Season’s Back

IHSSA Large Group Speech and Drama & Individual Events Speech Informational Meetings

Where: West High Little Theatre

When: Tuesday, Oct. 29 (2:45-3:15) & Friday, Nov. 1 (2:45-3:15)

Large Group Speech and Drama Audition Information:

Friday, Nov. 1st: Musical Theatre Auditions (3 – 6 p.m., Choir Room)

Monday, Nov. 4th: Choral Reading, Readers’ Theatre, TV News, Radio Broadcasting, Short Film (3 – 5 p.m., LTH)

Tuesday, Nov. 5th: One Act, Ensemble Acting (3 – 5 p.m., LTH)

Wednesday, Nov. 6th: Group Improvisation (1:15 – 4:00 p.m., LTH)

These auditions are open to all West High students. Get involved with West High Speech and Theatre. You’ll have a blast!

A Night Of One Acts Rehearsal Schedule

Below is a link to the rehearsal schedule.

Rehearsal Schedule

Fall Play Casting

CUT : A Comedy by Ed Monk

A (An Actress) – Sadie King

B (An Actor)  - Ashton Gruye

C (Director) – J’ Kalein Madison

D (Stage Manager) – Ethan Marks

E (Director) – Jason Andriano

F (Another Director) – Ryan Woody

G (Another Actress) – Taylr Nobis

H (Another Actor) – Carlos Ortiz Cortes

Techie – Madison Chidester

Jack – Ben Hirdler

Nick – Hunter Hadlock

Shannon – Hannah Smith

Jennifer – Mikayla Wahl

Director – Hanna Kinney

 

Cast of Check Please: Take 2 by Jonathan Rand

 

Prologue (Check Please: Take 2)

Guy – Jacob Choate

Girl – Alexis Samuelson

Kim –  Sam Strange

Hank – Zack Dorfman

Scene One (Check Please: Take 2)

Guy – Jacob Choate

Donna – Jordyn Harper Chambers

Scene Two (Check Please, Scene 2)

Girl – Alexis Samuelson

Louis – Jason Andriano

Scene Three (Check Please: Take 2)

Guy – Jacob Choate

Julia – Jana Garcia

Scene Four (Check Please, Scene 12)

Girl – Alexis Samuelson

Marcel – Brenton Marrah

Midlogue

Guy – Jacob Choate

Girl – Alexis Samuelson

Kim – Sam Strange

Hank – Zack Dorfman

Scene Five (Check Please, Scene 10)

Guy – Jacob Choate

Linda – Jasmine Briscoe

Scene Six (Check Please: Take 2)

Girl – Alexis Samuelson

Alex the Pirate – Kalim Manigault

Scene Seven (Check Please: Take 2)

Guy – Jacob Choate

Cleo – Nicole Neece

Scene Eight (Check Please: Take 3, Scene 8)

Girl – Alexis Samuelson

Eddie – Ashton Gruye

Scene Nine (Check Please: Take 2)

Guy – Jacob Choate

Alex the Pirate – Kalim Manigault

Epilogue (Check Please: Take 2)

Girl – Alexis Samuelson

Guy – Jacob Choate

Eddie – Ashton Gruye

Alex the Pirate – Kalim Manigault

This Is A Test! by Stephen Gregg

Alice  - Mikayla Wahl

Lois – Abbi Barfels

Mother – Jana Garcia

Teacher – Rage Beattie

The Voice – Rose Nelson

Evan – Zach Dorfman

Christy – Jocelyn Roof

Pat – Alissa Wade

ENSEMBLE

Roberto Estrella

Joshua Hahn

Noah Barnett

Michael Kruger

Evan Tovar

Mackenzie Litzkow

Sam Strange

Elizabeth Storey

Cassandra Schults

Brenton Marrah

Patricia Valdovinos

Megan Tovar

Taylor Odekirk

Mickey Fishback

Alyssa Andrews

Brittney Zika

 

West Does New YAWK!

Click on the following link to view a video from New York City, created by Carole Fishback.

West Does New YAWK!.

New YAWK Westies Part II

Click on the following link to view a video from New York City, created by Carole Fishback.

New YAWK Westies Part II.