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COMING UP NEXT:

Our 2020-2021 Season will be announced once we have a more confident idea of what the fall will look like- thank you for your patience and stay healthy and safe!

Upcoming Spring Productions

Student Directed 

One Acts:

Lockdown

 

In a dark classroom, eight students sit in an "official lockdown," not knowing if it's just a drill or an actual emergency. When a hysterical younger girl bolts from the room and the teacher follows, the remaining students are left alone to decide if it's safer to stay or run.

Off Road

When their car breaks down, high schoolers Mel and Oliver are stuck on the side of the road, forced to make small talk over cupcakes, road trips and Charlotte—Mel’s best friend, and Oliver’s girlfriend. Only it’s easier than they thought. Lights flashing past them as cars drive by plunge them into flashbacks of awkward dates, panicked words and unfinished moments. 

Antigone Now

In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story.

 

Performing

March 5, 6, 7 at 7pm

The Hummer Radio Hour

Who is the Lead Rings Murderer? Who is responsible for the grisly murders plaguing San Francisco? Nobody knows except Lancelot T. Terrierre, the host of radio’s most exciting adventure show, “The Hummer.” Lance reveals that he not only knows who the murderer is, he has locked himself and his crew into the studio with the culprit and plans to expose the murderer to the public live on the air! As the radio show begins, strange things begin to happen. There is the murder mystery that is unfolding on the air and the murder mystery that is simultaneously happening in the studio. As the play progresses, both plots fuse into one. Every time a murder is discussed on the air, a murder takes place in the studio! Show ratings are going up as actors are going down! The police are frantically calling the studio. National TV hosts want interviews with the survivors … if there are any. As the show unfolds, we challenge you to guess who the killer is and how the murders in the studio are being committed. Nobody will know who the real Lead Rings Murderer is until the very end; only then will you see the ingenious method the murderer has used to silence the radio cast.

Performing

April 17,  18 at 7pm

Matinees April 18 and 19 at 2pm

Annie the Musical,  Jr.

 

NSHS Musical Theater Class is producing the hour-long version of this classic musical!

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Public Performances

May 1 at 7pm, 

May 2 at 2pm

Midsummer/

Jersey

Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s 

Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.

Performing

May 14, 15, 16,  22, and 23 at 7pm

Matinee May 23 at 2pm

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