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Behind The Scenes: West Theater Program

West Show Season!

2019 Fall Play: Almost Maine

2020 Spring Musical: 9 to 5

2019-2020 Performances

Fall Play - 7pm in the Auditorium

Friday, December 6th & 13th, 2019

Saturday, December 7th & 14th, 2019


Spring Musical - 7pm in the Auditorium

Friday, March 6th & 13th, 2020

Saturday, March 7th & 14th, 2020


Fine Arts Week

May 18-22, 2020

Almost Maine

by John Cariani


Show Dates

December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7pm in the Auditorium


The Story

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. - Samuel French, CO.


Auditions

Monday, Octotber 7th, 2019, After School

The Objective

  1. To be chosen for a Callback
  2. To be seen for future show

How To Prepare

  • Read the play
  • Memorize a 1 minute Monologue (Dramatic or Comedic)
  • Sign Up For Auditions


What is a Monologue

 “An extended section of one character’s thoughts in the play that has a clear beginning, middle, and end.  It is usually a speech to another character.” - JV Mercanti (Backstage)


What the auditors are looking for?

  • Memorization
  • Interpretation/Delivery
  • Focus/Commitment
  • Stage Presence
  • Range
  • The Magic “It”
  • Behavior from past shows


Call Backs

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 After School

Actors chosen for callbacks will be posted on the theater board and contacted via school e-mail

Callbacks will be a cold reading from the script.


The Objective

To find the match between actors and the characters, create believable relationships, and maintain the director and playwrights' vision of the show.  Please note, We have a contract with Samuel French and must follow contractual guidelines.


Contact:

Holly Walker

Director of Theater, West High School

hwalker@madison.k12.wi.us