Large Group All-State Nominations

Congratulations to the following events that were nominated to the Large Group All-State Speech Festival on February 20! The schedule of West High events is posted here and the full program is posted on the IHSSA website.

Performing:

Choral Reading – How Can I Forget

Ensemble Acting – The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

Musical Theatre – Heathers

Short Film – Soul Sisters

Non-performing:

Ensemble Acting – Agnes of God

Short Film – The Apparatus

All speech participants are invited to attend the All-State Festival. More information will be shared later this week, stay tuned!

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