It’s that time of the year again! Time to jump back into theatre with Trajectories!
Trajectories auditions will be held on August 16th at 9-12 in the Auditorium (by the north entrance)
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, clothes you can dance in, water, and a smile!
What is Trajectories?
-Trajectories is our first of seven shows a year. It is a compilation of fully directed and choreographed skits and dances run by our very own EPHS students. Trajectories is always a no-cut show meaning that if you audition, you are guaranteed a position in at least one skit or dance.
Come see Broadway Extravaganza this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! Broadway Extravaganza is a student-run show where anyone at EPHS can choreograph a dance to a song from any Broadway musical, which they teach to a group of their peers. Nine of our own students will be singing solos and duets from Broadway Musicals!
Show dates are May 19th, 20th, & 21st at 7:30pm in the PAC
In order to keep everyone safe, we will be having seats reserved prior to the shows. All tickets are free and make sure to order your tickets as soon as possible since Broadway tickets sell out very quickly!
Attention all dancers! Broadway Extravaganza is coming up fast and we would love to have you dancing in our numbers!
Auditions are after school on April 19th in the PAC
Masks and social distancing are required at all times. We will be doing our best to keep everyone safe during auditions, rehearsals, and shows. This will be an open audition so all you need to bring is water, good shoes, and energy!
For those who have never participated, Broadway is a student-run show where anyone at EPHS can choreograph a dance to a song from any Broadway musical, which they teach to a group of their peers. Students can also choose to sing a song from any Broadway musical. The songs and dances are then performed in a single show, similar to Trajectories. Performances will be May 19th, 20th, and 21st. The dances in Broadway are group numbers, so the more people who audition as dancers, the bigger and better the show will be. No previous dance experience is necessary, and Broadway is traditionally a no-cuts show, which means that everyone who auditions will get a part. We will do our best to uphold this tradition while continuing to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
Due to our COVID precautions, all tickets need to be pre-ordered using Vanco.com
Performances are April 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 pm in the EPHS Auditorium. Audience member groups will be seated to maintain distancing, and masks are required.
We will have a livestream available on the 15th and the 17th. To watch the livestream, you will need to purchase a ticket or a family pass using the link listed below. We will send you a link about 30 min. prior to the performance. NOTE: this is a livestream, not an on-demand view, so you’ll need to tune in at 7:00 when the show starts.
All tickets, including for livestream, must be purchased before 6:30 pm on the date of each performance. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for adults, and $15 for a livestream family pass.
Hello everyone! We know many of you are antsy to get back to school and get back on stage! We are too, so here are some updates about the Winter Shows that are currently going on! Here are the following cast lists for our two Winter Shows:
Antigone- directed by Kari Beutz
A note from the director:
Last February, Eden Prairie High School Drama, under the direction of new-to-EPHS yet seasoned director Kari Beutz, produced Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” a play about not fully realizing life as one lives it. “Our Town” follows Emily Webb, who, in Act I, falls in love with the boy next door, George Gibbs. In Act II, they get married. In Act III, Emily has died in childbirth, and we see her joining other deceased in the cemetery of the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire around the early 1900s. Emily is granted one day to revisit her life, and she realizes that most of us take our lives for granted, that the most ordinary days are indeed special. Little did the cast and crew know how much they needed to take that message to heart as it would be the last play produced of the 2019-20 school year prior to the COVID-induced shutdown.
This winter, director Beutz decided on a modern adaptation by Emily Mann of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy, Antigone. The script was chosen both for its ability to pivot to either a live or live-streamed platform, as well as for its timely themes. Antigone and her uncle, King Creon, have deeply divided beliefs. Each unable to compromise, they bring about the destruction of everyone around them.
The dystopian setting and production concept was inspired by images of destruction and civil unrest around the country during recent protests. “Whose Law?” spray painted at a riot will be a focal point of the production, as Antigone follows her own moral law, which clashes with newly-appointed King Creon’s edict. Antigone wishes to grant her brother Polynieces a proper burial, yet Creon forbids it since Polynieces fought on the other side of the recent civil war.
The play was cast just prior to the governor’s order to pause on in-person activities, so auditions were held on November 18-19 in the EPHS Performing Arts Center, observing social distancing and masking. After easily deciding on casting Josie Axelson as Antigone, further casting decisions were made via Zoom on Monday, November 23. The cast had been rehearsing via Zoom after school, then went back to EPHS in person on January 4th to continue rehearsals in person. They intend to perform the weekend of February 6th-8th, regardless of the platform: live or live streamed, which the poetic, engaging script will transcend. (At the moment, live performances are scheduled with a 25% capacity, socially-distanced audience = around 150 people performance).
Creon- Xander Gordy
Aide- Sarah Johnson
Antigone- Josie Axelson
Ismene- Georgia Becker
Guard- Mary Wolberg
Haemon, Creon’s son- Samuel Zwiefelhofer
Teiresias, the prophet- Sophia Dohmen
Eurydice, Creon’s wife- Elizabeth Saunders
Chorus- Ronia Mukherjee, Edwin Parades, Elizabeth Stephan
Director- Kari Beutz
Stage Managers- Lily Lawinger and Averi Leone
Lighting Designer- Katherine Kregness
Lighting Crew- Vivienne Tabor and Josey Abbott
Sound- Ryan Hines and Ezekiel Beuning
Stage/Build Crew- Megan Wilson, Vivienne Tabor, Josey Abbott, Ezekiel Beuning, Averi Leone, Lily Lawinger, and Spencer Wilson
Costume Designer- Blair Schuler
Costumer- Katie Ross
Antigone will be performing at 7:30pm on February 4th, 5th, and 6th. There is also be a matinee performance at 2pm on February 6th.
Also, for both shows we would love to have people usher! Heading ushering is a lettering project as well, so please look into it and contact us if interested! We have a signup sheet that can be used for both shows, and we will contact you to give you more information about it when you fill out the spreadsheet below.
Its time for Winter Cast Lists! First of all, congrats on auditioning! Second of all, there are still a lot of opportunities for tech or other positions to be involved with the show if you didn’t make cast!
The Diary of Adam and Eve
Adam- Riley Wilson
Eve- Molly Corbett
Antigone- Josie Axelson
If your name is on the list but you do not have a character, final cast decisions will be made on Monday. Congrats!