Behind The Scenes: West Theater Program
West Show Season!
2019 Fall Play: Almost Maine
2020 Spring Musical: 9 to 5
by John Cariani
December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7pm in the Auditorium
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.
Monday, Octotber 7th, 2019, After School
- To be chosen for a Callback
- 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?
- Stage Presence
- The Magic “It”
- Behavior from past shows
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.
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.
Director of Theater, West High School