Theatre Program Announced for the 2014-2015 School Year
This fall, La Salle College High School will turn the director's chair over to the students through a series of student-directed one act productions. Productions may be legitimate one act plays, student written works, an episode of a TV show, or any other production that would fit the definition of a "one act" play. Students will work in a supervised environment where guidance, coaching, and critiques of the work throughout the process will be provided, but ultimately all production responsibilities from casting to costuming, and set through lighting design will reside with the students. This is a very exciting undertaking and one in which we invite the girls from outside La Salle to participate – provided that members of the production team and cast are La Salle College High School students. Performances be held October 24-26, 2014. Continue to check the web site at www.lschs.org/theatre for updates and proposal application materials.
In the spring, the stage will be transformed into The Middle Ages and four performances of Monty Python's Spamalot, a musical spoof of the Camelot legend and famous Arthurian fables. Based on the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical opened in 2005 and no musical, pop culture reference, or Monty Python skit is left unscathed. From silly walks to flying cows to vaudeville sight gags, as a musical spoof from one of the most well-known comedy troupes of all time, audiences can certainly expect varied types of humor. The original Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols and featuring a cast that included the likes of Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, and Hank Azaria, received fourteen Tony Award nominations and won three Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical. During its initial run of over 1,500 performance, the musical was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million. Performances will be held March 26-29, 2015. Auditions will be held in early in December of 2014.