Synopsis: Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
Actors: Based on the book by Jules Vern, 5 performers play over 30 different characters to take the audience on a comedic, fast paced adventure around the world. This show is an exciting challenge for actors as they deal with changing between multiple characters, accents, costumes and sets at rapid fire speed. A lot of creativity, spontaneity and willingness to be big and bold in your acting choices all the while being true to the characters and original story is necessary to the success of this play. Actors will need to have a wide range of voices so vocal quality and ability to create different tones, sounds, accents, etc. is key. Physical acting and the ability to tell the story through body language and facial expressions is also essential to the storyline and overall performance.
Techies: You will work on this show and the Theatre Showcase. Techies will be required to assist with finding props & costumes, help with hair/make-up, build set pieces, act as run crew, assemble any video & sound effects and run them during the show. A couple techies may also be needed to film the performances.
Synopsis: The Showcase is our annual Theatre Fundraiser. This entertainment filled evening features four one act plays directed by some of our more experienced theatre students and an appearance from CrossPlay (our elite ministry theatre troupe). Everything from comedy to drama (and maybe even a little audience participation) will be featured to showcase the talents of our LuHi theatre students. The audience will get to hear about our outstanding theatre program and donor opportunities while dining on appetizers and desserts.
Actors: You will be involved in at least one of the four plays. There will be a few rehearsals in September but most of the rehearsals will take place in October after Around the World in 80 Days is over. Lines will be due Oct. 5th (completely memorized and off script). It is essential that your lines are memorized at this time. The rehearsal period is short and you will be much more productive in rehearsals if you aren’t trying to remember your lines. The short time you have in rehearsals will need to be focused on character development, relationships and putting the show together not trying to get your lines down.
Techies: You will work on this show and the Fall Show. Techies will be required to assist with finding props & costumes, act as run crew, assemble sound effects, and run lights & sound for the performances. A couple techies may be needed to film the performances. Techies will also act as servers for the food portion of the evening.
Here at LuHi we welcome and encourage anyone interested in theatre to be a part of our productions. Whether it’s acting, singing, dancing, or tech work we have a place for you. Never tried theatre before? You can start out small in a minor role or on the tech crew or you can dive right in and go for those big roles. It’s up to you. LuHi theatre follows the philosophy, every actor has a fair chance at every role. We do not cast based on seniority. A freshman has just as good of a shot at getting a lead role as a senior does. When casting several factors are considered: acting ability, confidence, body language, facial expressions, vocal technique, character interpretation, special talents, do the actor’s abilities fit the requirements needed for the character/script, how well do actors work together and do they fit together as characters in the play, just to name a few.
We look at all of these factors and place actors in roles that best fit their talents and abilities in combination with what is best for the production as a whole. It is not uncommon for an actor to have the lead role in one show and a minor role in the next (or vice versa). Our goal is to let our theatre students shine and make our productions be the best they can be.
Monologues, Scenes and Songs (for Auditions)
Education & College Info:
ThesCon is a conference for high school theatre students. A three-day educational event where students can take a variety of theatre workshops (acting, lighting design, make-up, dance, etc.) by professionals in the industry, visit with college reps and see performances by area high schools. Students also get the opportunity to compete in acting & tech competitions and seniors can audition for college scholarships. Location: Convention Center in downtown Denver. The conference starts Thursday afternoon and runs through Saturday afternoon. Students will be missing classes on Friday. The conference runs late on Thursday and Friday night (events usually end somewhere between 10-11pm).