PRODUCTION PHOTOS FALL 2015:
“Hold, Please” / “In The Beginning”
“HOLD, PLEASE” Oct 3-4, 2015 Photo credit JSP
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” MAY 22-23, 2015
PHOTO CREDIT: Jane Spencer-Pierce
“TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON” APRIL 17-18, 2015
PHOTO CREDITS: Jane Spencer-Pierce, Kellen Hazelip
“Teahouse Of The August Moon” Opens April 17 At Salem High School
John Patrick’s Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play “The Teahouse Of The August Moon” is the first spring offering from the Salem High School Studio Theatre. Students in the Advanced Musical Theatre class will present the show Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, at 8:00 p.m. in the SHS Presentation Room.
Set during the post World War II American occupation of Okinawa, the play explores the predicaments a young Army officer (Tristan Allen) finds himself in when his overbearing commanding officer (Logan Russell) sends him to supervise the “Americanization” of a backwater island village. The captain is led to his new command by a crafty and wise interpreter, Sakini (Darian Seabolt).
Once another officer (assistant director Cameron Davidson) is sent in to observe, the Army’s best-laid plans are soon discarded in favor of more fun pursuits, namely geisha girls, teahouse socials, and a burgeoning potato brandy business.
“Teahouse” runs April 17-18, and admission at the door is $5 adults, $3 students, and K-under free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
PHOTO CREDIT: Kellen Hazelip
ABOUT MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS and THEATRE CLASSES at SALEM HIGH SCHOOL…
SHS students collaborate with each other and staff members to produce the “Bohemian Supper Club”, a themed musical revue in a coffeehouse atmosphere. The three-night show attracts capacity crowds each year.
In addition to the “Supper Club”, numerous SHS students participate in Studio Theatre productions presented by the Musical Theatre and Advanced Musical Theatre classes.
Along with collections of one-acts and short plays, past productions have included three musical shows written directed, and produced by students: “Town Crier: The Musical” (2012), “The Night Before Halloween” (2013), and “Selfies” (2014).
The “Musical Theatre” class is open to all SHS students, and singing or musical talent is not necessary; the group performs all kinds of non-musical plays each year. Qualified students advance to the Advanced class in the spring of the year.