We pulled aside a few of the many talented cast members of Little Mermaid at rehearsal today so you could meet them and find out who they portray!
They might be familiar — they also performed in the internationally-recognized Urinetown!
Tickets go on sale at Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 16! Get 'em while you can. #PHSLittleMermaid
We're pinching ourselves. We thought we might have even been dreaming. But it's true!
The amazing news came on Day 2 of the Kansas Thespian Festival, the morning after an 18-hour day in which we built the set, designed the tech, ran rehearsal, got in costume, and performed Urinetown on the Main Stage for almost 2,000 attendees, then did strike and put it all back in the vans ... and then went to the after-party!
Now, more hard work begins: We have to come up with the money to get there in June, and we have to keep the show fresh so will be having monthly rehearsals.
Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg for a free encore performance of "Urinetown" before we load it up and take it on the road!
PHS Theatre was chosen by judges to perform at the State Thespian Conference in Wichita on Thursday! It's a conference that we raise money for and attend each year, along with a couple of thousand students from across Kansas. It's a huge honor to be chosen to perform at it and takes an incredible amount of planning, rehearsing, and fundraising to pull it all off. That's where YOU come in.
Today, on the last day of our Christmas vacation, we climbed out of bed before daybreak and are already at Memorial Auditorium unloading all of the set pieces, costumes, makeup, shoes, wigs, and props that we stored in vans after our production in November.
In one day we will build the set, design the tech (lights, sound board, etc.), rehearse, do mic checks, and then perform a FREE show for the public at 7:00 p.m. as a "dress rehearsal." After the show, we'll then disassemble the set, load it and everything back in the vans, and hopefully get a few hours of sleep before the first day of school starts on Wednesday!
On Wednesday afternoon, we'll load busses and head west and on Thursday repeat the day-long set building process again at the Century II Performing Arts Center in Wichita before performing at 7:00 Thursday night!
Our theatre booster group, Friends of PHS Performing Arts, will be accepting donations at the door for anyone who would like to contribute a few dollars to help support the trip and meals while there (we'll be feeding 60 people each day in addition to paying for the hotel rooms and conference!). We hope that just as sports enthusiasts fill the stands for football and basketball teams competing at playoffs and substate, that our community will turn out at 7:00 p.m. to cheer us on and be a wonderful audience. It's an honor not just for us, but for our entire school district and community as about 2,000 people from all over the state will be in the audience Thursday night to witness what Pittsburg talent is like!
GO PURPLE DRAGONS!!!!!
This blog is authored by Friends of PHS Performing Arts.