2016-2017 Season Brochure
Drama Season Brochure
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24 Hour Theatre
Join us for our 8th annual 24 Hour Theatre performance! Over the course of 24 hours EGRHS students will write, direct, rehearse and perform 5 - 6 original one act plays. Student playwrights start at 7:30pm on Friday and stay up all night and write plays - the topics can cover anything from dramatic tragedy to comic parodies! All are original student concepts. Directors and actors come in Saturday morning and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Stage technicians assist in costuming, props, set, sound, and lights, and by 7:30pm the students will astound you with their polished performances.
October 15, 2016 - 7:30 pm Little Auditorum
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Romulus Linney
Famous the world over, this often bizarre and ultimately heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim follows Scrooge on his journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three Christmas spirits. Come begin the holiday season with us and share the delight of this transformation and the hope it brings all of us.
November 17, 18, 19 2016 - 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center
Theatre by the Numbers
Come and experience this new theatrical event with the EGR drama students. Student written skits, poems, improv and readings will be presented in an order chosen by YOU, the audience. A time limit is imposed and the cast will work frantically to perform the selections chosen by the audience. A fun theatrical experience that was a hit last season!
December 2 & 3, 2016 - 7:30 pm Little Auditorium
adapted by E. P. Dowdall from the Hungarian play Illatszertar by Miklos Laszlo
This new adaptation of the play that inspired She Loves Me and You’ve Got Mail is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Just days before Christmas, George's boss fires him after mistakenly suspecting him to be the lover of his unfaithful wife. Meanwhile, George's own love life goes awry when he discovers that the stranger he has fallen in love with through a secret correspondence is none other than Amalia Balash, a co-worker with whom he constantly feuds. For the employees of the Parfumerie, only the truth can lead to a happy resolution in this old-fashioned, romantic tale. This production will be East’s 13th annual all student produced play!
January 13 & 14, 2016 - 7:30 pm Little Auditorium
Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Jane Hazel
Young lovers, virtue, villainy, and charming naivete abound in this Shakespeare comedy. Beatrice and Benedict’s love battle with words and wit are the corner piece of deception, including bumbling constables, involving Hero and Claudio and their struggles to get to the alter. This classic Shakespeare one act adaption will be EGRHS’s production taken on the road and performed at the West Michigan Theater Festival at Greenville High School on February 18, 2017.
February 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center
Come and enjoy an evening of great talent at our annual Variety Show featuring East’s high school students. This is always an action packed evening sure to provide a lot of high level entertainment: skits, bands, dancing, instrumentalists, comedy, and pop vocals. Our students are stupendous, so come and cheer them on!
March 3 & 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Rydell High’s senior class of 1959 are the duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies.” This rollicking musical evokes the look and the sounds of the 1950s as “greaser” Danny Zuko and “new girl” Sandy Dumbrowski try and relive the high romance of their summer. The gang sings and dances their way through such songs as Greased Lightnin’, Summer Nights, and Hand Jive. An eight year run on Broadway and two revivals and a live broadcast have placed Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.
April 27, 28, 29 2017 - 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center