The world of the living, dead and undecided collide on stage at the The Woodlands High School as the Addams Family takes over with a new musical. Performances will be Jan. 12-14 at 7pm with a 2pm matinee on the 14th.
Journey back in time to the Original Broadway production, and go deep Into The Woodswith a stunning new version of the show helmed by Director Robert Longbottom.
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The Tony Award winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
Follow a Baker and his Wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Featuring the iconic songs “Giants In The Sky”, “Stay With Me”, “The Last Midnight”, and “Children Will Listen” – the award-winning score will come to life as played by the 26 piece TUTS Orchestra.
Ultimately, it is up to each individual to decide what is best for his or her family. We believe Into The Woods is best enjoyed by theatre fans age 8 and up.
Upper School students in grades nine through 12 at The John Cooper School are busy preparing for their upcoming main stage production of “The Boy Friend,” that opens on November 11 and runs through November 13. Continue reading “Theatre: In rehearsals for The John Cooper School’s upcoming production of “The Boy Friend” that runs November 11-13.”
Show Times: 8pm Fri. Nov. 4 & Sat. Nov. 5 | 2pm Sun . Nov. 6
The Addams Family – Every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents! It’s a dinner you don’t want to miss!! PLEASE NOTE: Rated PG-13
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up.
The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner.
In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
7pm Nov. 11 & 12 | 2pm Nov. 12 & 13
Tickets $20 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors
Although “The Boy Friend,” may not be familiar, the show’s director, Cooper’s new theater arts teacher Mary Rotella, says “it’s a little gem.” The story takes place over a 24-hour period at a finishing school in the French Riviera. “Set in the 1920s, it’s a stylistic piece, where it’s possible for a boy to meet a girl and fall in love, all in one day,” Rotella said.
The show can be characterized as a “pastiche,” meaning it imitates the time period in a lighthearted, celebratory manner. Set at Villa Caprice, a girls’ finishing school located on the outskirts of Nice, the storyline has twists and turns, including cases of mistaken identity. “It’s just a lot of fun, and is appropriate for all ages to enjoy,” Rotella said.
Lead characters include Polly, played by Emily Moses; Tony, played by T.J. Gill; Bobby Van Husen, played by Jack Whitney; Headmistress, Mme. Dubonnet, played by Mallory Bechtel; Percival, played by Spencer Katterhagen; Maisie, played by Kate Fisher; Hortense, played by Payton Russell, Lord Brockhurst played by Conor Patterson and Lady Brockhurst played by Maddie Bergeron. Performing in featured roles will be Cassidy Sellers, Alex Swanbeck, Carina Masuelli, Sam Brus, Callum Burton and Mitchell Shannon. Continue reading “John Cooper’s ‘The Boy Friend’ Is ‘A Gem’ According to New Director”
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw’s feminist views. In Shaw’s hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a mind of her own.
LOCATION: The Woodlands College Park High School Auditorium, 3701 College Park Drive Conroe, TX 77384 View Map
Showtimes: 7pm Thur. Oct. 27 | 7pm Fri. Oct. 28 | 7pm Sat. Oct 29 | 7pm Tue. Nov. 1