Category Archives: High school theater

Lake Howell to hold a costume sale

James Brendlinger sends this message about a big costume sale at his school, Lake Howell High School, this weekend. Sounds like a great deal (each costume for $1!) for budding theaters. (Note: Lake Howell High School is east of Semoran, out towards Tuskawilla.)

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Theater auditions: ‘Hairspray’ at Trinity Prep

Here’s an audition announcement from director Janine Papin at Trinity Preparatory School:

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Theater auditions: Orlando Shakespeare’s Young Company

Here’s an audition notice (and a bit of history) for Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Young Company, a group of high-school students:

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Orlando Rep gets rights for ‘Hairspray’

Orlando Repertory Theatre has snagged a show that’s sure to please next summer’s teen actors, Hairspray. The summer Youth Academy show will be presented in July 2011.

Here’s more, including info about auditions:

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Workshops needed for Florida Theatre Conference

Gary Cadwallader from Orlando Rep sends along this notice about the upcoming Florida Theatre Conference:

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Osceola recognizes arts students

Osceola County’s Arts for a Complete Education program gave out a passel of awards (and $19,000 in scholarships) a little while back. Here are this year’s Arts Alive scholars:

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Boone High opens ‘Charlie Brown’

A little press for a high-school production:

Boone High School theatre department to present ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’

Charlie Brown and the gang come to life in this fun and family friendly musical based on Charles M. Schulz classic “Peanut” comic strips. Originally produced off-Broadway in the late ‘60’s, adapted for television in the ‘70’s, and turned into a Tony Award winning Broadway show in 1999, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown has once again come to the Boone High School Theatre Department. Including an upbeat musical score that includes the title song, “Beethoven Day,” “Suppertime,” and “My New Philosophy.” Come see Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, and of course Snoopy, come to life … just the way you remember them.

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‘Mikado’ production dedicated to Jonathan May

Here’s a note from Janine Papin about the late Jonathan May, the conductor, teacher and cellist who died suddenly Feb. 27 at the age of 51. Trinity Prep, where he taught, will dedicate its production of The Mikado to him. That show runs March 26-28. (Further information is below.)

From time to time we realize that we have been in the presence of excellence. And it’s not until someone is suddenly gone that we realize just how lucky we were, for that brief instant, to know and experience that  special someone who was larger than life.  On Thursday, March 4, members of the Orlando community gathered at Northland Church in Longwood, Florida to celebrate the life of Jonathan May, a man described by family and loved ones as “magical,” committed to leaving the legacy of music to all he came in contact with throughout his musical teaching career.

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