Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The production will take place from March 15-17.
The well-loved story of “Cinderella” will be on stage in a musical production with music by Richard Rodgers, and story and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Windham High School Theater Company will present the fully staged production with a live orchestra Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. “We have a cast of 20 which includes the major and minor rolls, townspeople and dancers,” said Tess McKinley, and English and drama teacher at Windham High who is directing the play. Taia Tieland will play the role of Cinderella. Her Prince Charming is played by Patrick Stap and her Godmother is played by Jessica MacKimm. The cast has been rehearsing four days a week since auditions that took place after the …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The talent night will take place on June 21.
The Windham Actors Guild is looking for musical talent for a production to take place this coming September. In order to find that talent, WAG will host a talent night at Windham High School to take place on June 21. Interested performers for the talent night are asked to prepare two songs. Those songs must fit the theme of Broadway, Jazz or Glee. Fittingly, the annual fundraiser, set to take place on September 14, is titled "A Little Broadway, A little Jazz, A Little Glee." The production will take place at Castleton. The gala is a mesh of dancing, music and performances all centered around a dinner. To confirm for June 21 or to set up an appointment, contact Irene Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org WAG, which as a theater group is new to …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
"The Lorax" will be performed on May 12.
Windham Recreation has announced a free weekend family musical based on a famous Dr. Seuss book, set to take place at the Senior Center. A traveling production group called Story Dance Touring Company will put on a performance of "The Lorax" on May 12 at 10 a.m. The popular eco-conscious book was recently adapted into a movie. SDTC is a division of New England Dance Ensemble, which has been responsible for several productions in Windham. The group is comprised of performers between ages five and 12 who have been trained in acting, singing and dancing. SDTC is directed by Kate Mullen, who is an actress from New York. The group has been performing for five year, acting in front of pre-schools, grade schools and senior centers in the southern…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A production of "A Child's View of the Holocaust" is coming in May.
An award-winning original drama ballet involving the Holocaust is making the rounds in Southern New Hampshire right now, and will find its way to the stage at Windham Middle School in May. "A Child's View of the Holocaust," which was choreographed in 1990 by New England Dance Ensemble (NEDE) Artistic Director Barbara Mullent, will be performed in town on May 16. The show will take place at 8 a.m. and will give the audience a look at the atrocities that took occured towards the Jewish people by the Nazi party in Germany between 1939 and 1945. A release from NEDE offered a description for the show: Nothing can erase the tragedy of a systematic attempt to exterminate a race, but showing respect for the survivors and regard for the human …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Windham Patch reader Heather Petro sent in a photo of the cast.
On Friday and Saturday, students at Windham Middle School took part in a production of Grimm's Grimmest. Windham Patch reader Heather Petro sent us a photo of the cast before they performed on Friday night. Here they are all pictured posing together on the Windham High School stage.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Phantom of the Opera starts tonight; Book sale now going on at Nesmith Library.
SONG OF THE DAY: Theophilus London – "I Stand Alone" 1. TODAY'S FORECAST: Back to reality after some of you spent your day yesterday enjoying the beautiful weather at Griffin Park or on your porch pretending you were in a Corona commercial. After 60-degree weather, today's high is a measly 46, with an overnight low of 25 and possible snow showers. 2. FIRST OF FOUR PERFORMANCES OF PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Starting tonight at Windham High School and also taking place on March 10 and March 16-17, a production of Phantom of the Opera will be put on by WHS Drama. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. For more information on the event, check out our preview from yesterday. 3. BOOK SALE AT NESMITH: The Birdies and Books mini golf event might …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Windham High School's Fine Arts Director calls the production one of "great complexity."
In one of the most ambitious theater productions to date at the new Windham High School, "Phantom of the Opera" is set to debut on March 9, with three more performances over two weekends. The internationally acclaimed musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is being called one of "great complexity" by WHS Fine Arts Director Karen Seyward. "(It's) full of wonderful challenges for the students," Seyward said. According to a release regarding the production, those complexities require collaboration across Windham High School artistic disciplines, as well as a large commitment from the cast. Daily rehearsals also took place throughout February vacation. The set build for the popular play is being called "massive," and students who are involved in the …