2023 Drama Awards and 2023 Fall Musical Announcment

Our 2022-2023 Drama Awards was a success! It was a night full of celebration and joy for all of our drama club members and families!

Below are the winners of the awards:

Trajectories Best Director(s): Marit Kniffen for “The Investigation”

Trajectories Best Choreography: Elizabeth Stephan for “Someone in the Crowd”

Best Actress in a Minor Role: Shreya Saini – Ali (Mamma Mia!)

Best Actor in a Minor Role: Zak Bhatti – ensemble (These Shining Lives)

Tech Best Problem Solver Award–Freshmen and Sophomores: Sydney Nelson

Most Supportive School Staff Member–Russ Reetz

Parent Award– Presented by Nathan Anderson for Sara Anderson and Molly Corbett for Virginia Corbett

Tech Best Problem Solver Award–Juniors and Seniors: Ben Koshiol

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nathan Anderson – Mr. Boddy (Clue)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Mary Wolberg – Tanya (Mamma Mia!) & Pearl (These Shining Lives)

Tech Leadership Award: Nathan Anderson

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Shreya Saini – Catherine Donohue (Shining Lives)

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Isaac Lubin – Mark (Lockdown) & Wadsworth (Clue)

Suzie Sime Scholarship Award: Miriam Szendre

Best Thespian Award: Olivia Lubin & Deven Macken

Best Theatre Technician: Jacob John & Vivienne Tabor

2023-24 Drama Club Executive Board: Zak Bhatti, Lily Isaacson, Lily Lawinger, Laura Schiveley, & Elizabeth Stephan

Director’s Award: Lahari Hosur, Shreya Saini, & Nathan Anderson

Congrats to all of the winners!

But now, the time has come to announce the 2023 Fall Musical! Drumroll please…


Broadway Extravaganza Auditions

Broadway Extravaganza auditions are coming up! Broadway is a collection of student choreographed dances and student sung songs from all your favorite musicals! It is also a no cut show, everyone who auditions for dancing gets in!

Dance auditions are Tuesday, May 9th and singing auditions are Wednesday, May 10th

We can’t wait to see you all there!

These Shining Lives

The EPHS Spring Showcase is “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich and directed by
Laurie Nebeker. Performances April 27, 28, & 29 all at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are on sale now at Vancoevents.com- https://www.vancoevents.com/BUFM Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, $7 for adults, with general admission seating.

Based on the true story of the “radium girls,” These Shining Lives dramatizes the lives of young women who thought themselves lucky to be working in an Illinois factory in the 1920’s. They were skilled workers paid to hand paint clocks and watches—special dials that would glow in the dark thanks to the marvelous invention of radium paint. These dynamic women began their jobs with excitement. They made lists of “things that glow” and enjoyed having their own money in their pockets. But when the glow of the radium would not leave their bodies, they had to fight against the disease the radium caused and against the powerful company bosses who wanted to ignore the problem.

We hope to see you all glowing to be there!

SPring SHow Cast Lists

We had a large number of students audition, and we saw amazing work from so many of you! If you weren’t cast, please stay involved in EPHS theatre.

We need tech crew to build and run both shows! Tech starts Wednesday, March 8th. Broadway is our ending variety show, and we’ll find a spot for everyone who wants to participate. Look out for info in May!

Spring Shows Callback List

Thank you to all who auditioned! We saw many strong auditions, and we wish we had a place for all of you!

Even if you are not called back, be sure to check the final cast list Thursday night. Some people may be cast without being called back. We’ll start in the auditorium at 3:40. Please plan to stay possibly late as 6:30, or let us know if you need to leave earlier.

EPHS Drama Merch

EPHS Drama Merchandise will be on sale from 1/11-1/25 on MyPaymentsPlus!

We are offering a T-shirt, Long Sleeved Shirt, Sweatshirt, and joggers in the colors white, black, and green. Images of each are below. There is an optional embroidery option for each item for your name which costs an extra $5. This means your name is actually printed on, not embroidered. It will either be on the back of the shirts or the side of the pants. Make sure your orders get in soon!

Winter Play – Arsenic and old Lace Cast List

Congrats to all who auditioned! Below is the cast list for arsenic and old lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Kari Beutz

Abby Brewster – Marit Kniffen
Rev. Dr. Harper – Adam Szendre
Teddy Brewster – Sebastian Princ
Officer Brophy – Esrhyana Tyler
Officer Klein – Kelly Wagner
Martha Brewster – Britta Rekstad
Elaine Harper – Stella Cavara
Mortimer Brewster – Zak Bhatti
Mr. Gibbs – Sam Wolberg
Jonathan Brewster – Aidan Gordy
Dr. Einstein – Noah Lins
Officer O’Hara – Andrew Little
Lieutenant Rooney – Emma Petersen
(Changed from Mr to Ms) Ms. Witherspoon – Zahara Umar
Understudy of all roles – Annette Juarez