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Episcopal High School

Theatre

The Theatre Department emphasizes the students’ development in all aspects of theatre: understanding technical vocabulary; familiarity with the history of drama and dramatic performance; and exploration of personal creativity and imagination through improvisation, pantomime, monologue, and scene development. Courses in theatre not only help students develop the craft of acting but also allow them to become knowledgeable in concepts of scene and prop design, set construction and lighting, rigging operation, and stage management. Through the study of theatre and stagecraft, students develop their emotional and sensory awareness and better appreciate the commitment and discipline necessary for the expression of this art form.

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EHS Onstage 2016-2017 Show Dates & Times

Lucky Stiff

Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Music by Stephen Flaherty

March 3 – 5, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Underwood Theatre

Student Directed One Acts

May 3 – 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Underwood Theatre

Group I - Wednesday and Friday
Group II - Thursday and Saturday


Auditions for Student Directed One Acts

March 9, 2017
Thursday at 4 p.m.
Stein Blackbox Theatre


Spring Musical: "Lucky Stiff"

Mild-mannered English shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon learns that he has inherited $6 million from his deceased Uncle Tony—but there is just one hitch! EHS Onstage presents this hilarious crime caper/farce filled with mistaken identities, lavish production numbers, and more than a couple of twists.

Past Productions

Fall 2016 Play - "As You Like It"

"As You Like It"

By William Shakespeare | Adapted & Directed by George Brock

Fall 2016 : Underwood Theatre


When Rosalind and Orlando are banished from an oppressive court, they are forced to run for their lives into the wild depths of the Forest of Arden. However, in that harsh, lyrical wilderness, they discover an unexpected freedom, and as their riotous love story unfolds, Arden bursts into summer. Gender roles, nature and politics are turned topsy-turvy in this raucous comedy that subverts the regular rules of romance and reminds us that, even though it's sometimes bewildering to the point of anguish, life is a joy-filled romp where love wins the day.

As You Like It
William Shakespeare

October 28 – 30, 2016
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Underwood Theatre

Tickets:
Adults $10 – All Students $5


Fall 2015 Play - "Dracula"

"Dracula"

By Steven Dietz | Directed by George Brock

Fall 2015 : Underwood Theatre


EHS Onstage, The Theatre Program at Episcopal High School, is pleased to present Dracula, its first show of the 2015-2016 season, on October 30 through November 1. All performances will be held in the Underwood Theatre, located on the EHS campus.

This adaptation by Steven Dietz of Bram Stoker's genre-defining tale of horror restores the suspense and seduction of the classic novel to the stage. Young Jonathan Harker believes that he is about to secure his future as a solicitor and thus be able to marry his darling Mina. First, however, he must travel to Transylvania and secure lodgings and passage to London for the mysterious Count Dracula. Once he reaches the Count’s remote castle, he discovers that all is not what it seems. Meanwhile in England, a mysterious shipwreck, a strange illness, and an asylum that is home to a seemingly omniscient lunatic are just a few of the mysteries our heroes must unravel if they are to save themselves and London from the Count’s devious plans. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.

DRACULA

Book by: Steven Dietz
From the novel 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker

When:

October 30 – November 1, 2015
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
(All-School Performance on October 29)

Tickets:

Adults $10 – All Students $5

Spring 2015 Musical - "South Pacific"

South Pacific

Spring Musical 2015 : Underwood Theatre

March 6-8, 2015

Public Performances:
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Fall 2014 Play - "Titus Andronicus"

"Titus Andronicus"

By William Shakespeare’s

Fall 2014 : Underwood Theatre

The fall production, William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, is the earliest and bloodiest of The Bard’s tragedies. Set in a mythological Rome it is a classic revenge tragedy which follows a fierce feud between two rival families that results in death, dismemberment, and despair. This early work catapulted the young man from Stratford from nobody to the toast of Elizabethan society and launched a career that has lasted nearly 500 years.

October 23 - 26, 2014

All School Performance
Oct. 23

Public Performances:
Oct. 24-26
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Spring 2014 Musical - "Legally Blonde"

EHS ONSTAGE PRESENTS

LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical

Spring Musical
February 21-23, 2014 in the Underwood Theatre

EHS Onstage (The Theatre Program at Episcopal High School) is pleased to announce that the spring musical and entry into the 12th annual Tommy Tune Awards is Legally Blonde The Musical, Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach.

Performances:

Friday February 21, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Complimentary Dads Club Opening Night Feast at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday February 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday February 23, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Fall 2013 Play - "Crucible"

Crucible

By Arthur Miller

Fall 2013 : Underwood Theatre

Casting is complete for EHS Onstage's Fall Production The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The show will be performed for the entire school on Thursday October 24th in the afternoon and opens on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Opening Night performance will be preceded by the Dads Club Feast, a free dinner provided for the community by the Dads Club served at 6:30 p.m. There will also be performances Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 27th at 3:00p.m.

Spring 2013 Musical - "Seussical"

EHS ONSTAGE PRESENTS

SEUSSICAL The Musical

Spring Musical
March 1-3, 2013 in the Underwood Theatre

EHS Onstage (The Theatre Program at Episcopal High School) is pleased to announce that the spring musical and entry into the 11th annual Tommy Tune Awards is SEUSSICAL The Musical, Book by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty - Music by Stephen Flaherty and & Lyrics by Lynn Aherns.

Performances:

Friday March 1, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Complimentary Dads Club Opening Night Feast in USC Courtyard at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday March 2, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday March 3, 2012 - 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

SEUSSICAL takes a number of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved books and characters and cleverly intertwines the stories. Using The Cat in the Hat as our narrator and wise-cracking guide, we are immersed in the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos. On this speck of dust lives Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Fall 2012 Play - "Midsummer Night's Dream"

MSD poster

EHS Theatre presented Shakespeare's, Midsummer Night's Dream in the Underwood Theatre in fall 2012.