- Performances are Nov. 12-13 and 18-20 at 7pm, plus a 1:30 matinee on Nov. 20th. Additionally, 2 of the performances—Nov. 13 & 19—will be livestreamed.
- Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $9 for adults. Tickets for the livestream option are $7 for an individual or $15 for a family pass.
- IMPORTANT: Our activities office has moved to all online sales, so all tickets must be purchased through Vanco Events. We will have a box office open 30 minutes before each performance, but the box office will be assisting people to buy their tickets through Vancoevents.com. There is no extra charge for using Vanco.
- The ticketing can be accessed through this link: Vanco Tickets
- COVID protocols: In accordance with district policy, members of the public are asked to wear masks when interacting with students. We will have signs up reminding people of this policy, and we’ll have masks available. We will not be able to require audience members to wear masks during the performance, nor will we be distancing seating. If anyone is concerned about COVID safety beyond our current policy, we recommend the livestream option.
Huge thank you to everyone who auditioned! We saw so many talented performers and wish we had parts for all of you!
Joseph- Sam Aaberg
Jacob- Ulysses Kniffen
Potiphar- Vishwa Madhusudhanan
Mrs. Potiphar- Julia Nelson
Pharaoh- Sam Zwiefelhofer
Rehearsals start on Monday, Sept. 20th at 3:30 in the choir room for all cast members!
If you were not cast, please consider joining tech crew on Wednesday, Sept. 22nd in the PAC for its first meeting!
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.
Performance dates are Sept. 9th & 10th
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.
Excited to see you there!
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.
Congrats everyone! Rehearsals start on Tuesday, February 16th at 3:00 in the auditorium.
Mavis – Jilly Pearson
Mrs. Fraser – Shreya Saini
Lynne – Reagan Pawlyszyn
Dorothy – Molly Corbett
Maxine – Elizabeth Stephan
Andy – Divine Sengthongdeng
Geoffrey – Sam Zwiefelhofer
Vera – Elizabeth Saunders
Sylvia – Emilah Port
Rose- Favour Nache
Ensemble/ Understudies – Sophia Dohmen, Ryan Hines, Averi Leone
If you did not get a role but still want to be involved in the production, please consider signing up for tech! Tech starts on Tuesday, February 23rd! Hope to see you there!
Callbacks are Thursday, February 11th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the auditorium.
Please bring tap shoes or character/dance shoes if you have them (not required).
Here is the callbacks list, thank you to all who auditioned!
We still need an actress of color to play the part of Rose, a woman from Trinidad. Anyone wishing to audition for this role should come to callbacks and/or contact Mrs. Nebeker.
Stepping Out by Richard Harris
Instead of doing a musical this year due to covid restrictions, we will be doing a play with dancing called Stepping Out by Richard Harris directed by Laurie Nebeker.
- Monologue Auditions are February 9th and 10th from 3:00-5:00 pm in the auditorium
- Prepare a one minute monologue before your audition!
- Dancing Auditions are February 9th at 6:30-8:30 pm in the PAC
- Where to sign up:
- Outside of activities office
- Fill out an audition form online
- Callbacks are February 11th from 3:00-6:00 pm
Students interested in tech should also fill out the audition form
- Rehearsals begin February 16th (no rehearsals over spring break; may include some Saturday rehearsals)
- Performances are April 15th, 16th, & 17th
- Cast includes 9 women and 1 man
- The play is about an amateur tap dance class; some characters have advanced tap dance skills and some have none
- The character Mrs. Fraser is an accompanist- must have piano skills; may be played by a female or male
- The character Rose is from Trinidad and needs to be played by an actress of color
- There will also be 2 cast understudies to learn the dances and play walk-on characters
- We will be following COVID safety guidelines during rehearsals and performances
- Contact Mrs. Nebeker if you have any questions
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.
Antigone Youtube Livestream (Thursday)
Antigone Youtube Livestream (Saturday evening)
The Diary of Adam and Eve- directed by Jay Asfeld
Adam- Riley Wilson
Eve- Molly Corbett
Director- Jay Asfeld
The Diary of Adam and Eve will be doing an in-person show on the 28th and 29th at 7pm.
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.