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SHHS Drama Presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

SHHS Drama is proud to present their spring production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard opening May 4, 2017, in the Olmscheid Auditorium at St. Helens High School.

From publisher Samuel French Inc, “Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.”

The cast of 16 actors features Ray McGuire as Rosencrantz, Matthew Jurkiewicz as Guildenstern, Thomas Barley as Hamlet, Prussia Johnson as Ophelia, Jeff Higgins as Claudius, Anastasia Weber as Gertrude, David Ryder as Polonius, Morgan Benedict as Horatio, McKenna French as The Player, and Arthur Jerome as Alfred. The Tragedians include Alycia Eidem, Jessica Matzke, Travis Matzke, Christopher Sychowski, Regan Tolman, Samuel Walker. Jenny Fournier is the stage manager and Ron Barnett directs.

The show runs May 4, 5, and 6 at 7 pm and May 6 at 2 pm at the Olmscheid Auditorium at St. Helens High School. Tickets are $7 general admission and are available at the ticket booth 30 minutes for each show.

Scappoose High School Theatre is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”

Mark Your Calendars!!!!  √ April 27-29

Scappoose High School Theatre is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC on April 27-29, 2017. This is Tom Weavers last show with the Scappoose High School prior to his retirement.  Tom has been a long standing member of ShoeString Community Players over the last 3 decades, not including his involvement with High School theater in St. Helens.

Lets make this the gala of the month!  Please send this out to all your friends, let’s pack the house for the kids and Tom this year.

SSCP Announces Auditions for Annual Summer Musical


ShoeString Community Players is celebrating 35 years with this hilarious musical. As stated on www.nunsense.com Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree
is presented as a promotional tour for Sister Mary Amnesia’s newly released album, I Could’ve Gone to Nashville. After regaining her memory Sr. Amnesia realizes she is Sister Mary Paul, a former country singer. Reverend Mother, feeling that one should not waste God-given talent, gets Sister Mary Paul a recording contract and now she is on a national tour. Introducing two new characters, Sister Mary Wilhem (the convent nurse), and Father Virgil Manly Trott (Sister Leo?s real-life brother), this show is filled with hysterical one-liners and infectious comic tunes. Audiences participate in a rousing “Country Auction” and join with the cast as they sing We know that somewhere up in heaven you’re a saint, Patsy Cline! Will Sister Amnesia leave the convent for the Grand Ole Op’ry? You’ll have to wait till the finale, Do Unto Others to get the answer.


Show information:

Auditions are May 15, 17, 18 at St Helens Middle School Cafeteria, 6:00-8:00pm

​Audition dates are also for anyone interested in orchestration and production crew.

Performance dates: July 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29


Character Descriptions and requirements:

Must be able to sing very well and some dancing.

Sister Mary Paul [AKA Amnesia] – The daffy nun who was hit on the head with a crucifix and for a long time didn’t remember who she was. Still called Sister Amnesia, she turned out to be Sister Mary Paul, a Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes winner who had once been a country singer.

Sister Mary Wilhelm – Superintendent of Nursing for the Diocese of Newark. She appears rather severe but turns out to be lots of fun. As a teenager she appeared in a movie with Frankie Avalon.

Sister Robert Anne – The streetwise tough kid from the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for superiors, but loved by the kids she teaches. She is the voice of the puppet, Sister Mary Annette.

Sister Mary Leo – The young novice who hopes to dedicate her life to God as a ballerina, but who is constantly frustrated by Reverend Mother’s refusal to let her perform in a tutu. She is soon to take her vows and receive her black veil.

Father Virgil Manly Trott – A Franciscan priest who is Sister Mary Leo’s real-life brother. He is very handsome and well aware of it. He is an authentic country singer originally from Mississippi.

Sister Mary Regina – Mother Superior of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, We hear from her in this show via “voice-over” on the telephone.

Brother/Sister Stage Manager – Appears as him/herself, with messages for the others.


Orchestration requirements

• Orchestra Director

• Choral Director

• 1 piano

• 1 keyboard synthesizer

• 1 violin

• 1 bass (electric or acoustic)

• 1 percussion

Production crew

• Marketing

• Choreographer

• Stage Manager

• Assistant Stage Manager

• Props Manager

• Costume Manager

• Lighting/ Sound crew, Spotlights

• House Manager

• Set construction/ Painters

• Backstage crew

For more information send email to Shannon@SSCPmusicals.com

Join ShoeString Community Players

The ShoeString Community Players has been producing plays and other performances in Columbia County for over 30 years. Formed from a dedicated group of “Reader’s Theater” performers, SSCP was officially founded in 1982. The first production was Brigadoon, performed at the St. Helens High School Olmscheid Auditorium. SSCP has consistently produced productions and performances since that time, tapping into the rich and “undiscovered” talent Columbia County and its surrounding areas have to offer. We perform Revues, Musicals, Dramas, Comedies, Children’s Theater, and any other type of production that captures the attention of the community. In fact SSCP is recognized in the Cultural Inventory of St. Helens in the Columbia County Cultural Coalition Summary. ShoeString was also recently recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts for it participation in the “Big Read” with its performance of “The Persian” a Sam Spade radio play. We have been a long-standing, well-respected community group. SSCP is a fully non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, relying on volunteers for every aspect of our operation. Our mission is to support theater and arts through successful productions and participation of the community.

We hope you enjoy our show and programs.

ShoeString Community Players

TODAY AND SATURDAY LAST CHANCE TO SEE “THE WIZARD OF OZ” TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Wizard of Oz

TICKETS ONLINE SALE JUNE 18th, 2016

Bertucci's Logo 2014

2017 Columbia BLVD., St. Helens, OR 97051

OR TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Tickets are $12 Adults and $10 Student/Seniors,
online and credit sales 75¢ convenience fee. 

WHERE:
Saint Helens High School  Auditorium
2375 Gable Road, Saint Helens, OR 97051

PERFORMANCE INFO
For a fun night out the ShoeString Community Players present The Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, 
in cooperation with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc

Dorothy Gale, a young girl who lives on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, gets in the way while the adults try to work. She finds a quiet place where she won’t get into any trouble –Over The Rainbow. The girl is upset because their mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, presents her with a Sheriff’s summons for her cherished dog, Toto. Toto escapes from Miss Gultch’s bicycle basket and joins Dorothy as she runs away from the farm. They meet up with kind Professor Marvel, who convinces her to go back home. A cyclone hits the area, and Dorothy and Toto are locked out of the family’s storm cellar. They go into her room in the house, where Dorothy is accidently hit on the head. This begins their journey to the Land of Oz.

Buy your tickets in June for performances July 8, 9, 10 and 14, 15, 16 at Bertucci’s, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, ONLINE at www.sscpmusicals.com, and at the door.  Performance Date & Times: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.  Where: SAINT HELENS HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium, 2375 Gable Rd, St Helens, OR 97051.  Tickets are $12 Adults and $10 Student/Seniors, online and credit sales 75¢ convenience fee.  Donations are gladly accepted.  For more information please contact see website at www.sscpmusicals.com, tickets@sscpmusicals.com or503-366-4406.

Scappoose High School proudly presents “South Pacific” – this year’s Spring Musical

South Pacific

Performances are April 28 & 29 at 7pm and April 30 at 2pm & 7pm – in the SHS Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for regular admission and $5 for students and 55+ and are available for purchase at the door. All seating is general.

“South Pacific” first appeared on the Broadway stage in 1949 and has enjoyed both critical and box-office success ever since. Racial prejudice is candidly explored in this show – two parallel love stories are threatened by both racism and war. “South Pacific” is rated PG.

The cast includes some old faces (Clare Kessi as Nellie Forbush, Chloe Anderson as Bloody Mary, and Caitlyn Sparkman as Liat) and new faces (Josh Dickerson as Emile de Becque, Keenan Stevens as Lt. Cable, and Jorden Buckner as Luther Billis). Come enjoy a night on the Pacific Islands with us!

Cast List for Summer 2016 Musical “The Wizard of Oz” Announced

Character Name.....................Actor
 
Dorothy............................Genesis Hansen/ McKenna Baker
Aunt Em/Glinda the Good............Ellie Robbins
Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard.....Scott Lowery
Zeke/ Cowardly Lion................Billy Trapnell
Hickory/ Tinman....................Chris Burgess
Hunk/ Scarecrow....................Patrick Birkle
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch............Amanda Wirta
Prof. Marvel/ Wizard of Oz.........R. Keith Marks
 
Chorus Characters 
 
Munchkin Land 
Mayor............................Stephanie Weber
Coroner..........................John Chabala
Barrister........................Kristina Barnes 
City Father 1....................Tahlissah Williams
City Father 2....................Madeleine Hansen
Braggart.........................Rebecka Gross
Teacher 1........................Patty Rismoen
Teacher 2........................Rosemary Jarvis
Tot 1............................Parker Burgess
Tot 2............................Abigail Andersen
Tot 3............................Mattea Misumi
Tough Guy 1......................Joey Morton
Tough Guy 2......................Andrew Morton
Tough Guy 3......................Alyson Vaerewyck
Flower Seller....................Manuel Miranda (Junior)
Munchkin.........................Sam Fields
Munchkin.........................Adrianna Fields
 
Ozians 
Beautician 1 to Dorothy..........Angela Misumi
Beautician 2 to Dorothy..........Kitty Heide
Straw Stuffer 1 to Scarecrow.....Heather Parmley
Straw Stuffer 2 to Scarecrow.....Anastasia Lantzson
Polisher 1 for Tinman............Alene Gross
Polisher 2 for Tinman............John Chabala
Shoe Shiner for Tinman...........Benjamin Misumi
Manicurist 1 for the Lion........Caitlyn Sparkman
Manicurist 2 for the Lion........Brandi Endicott
Manicurist 3 for the Lion........Jordon Buster
Crow 1 puppets
Crow 2 puppets
Crow 3 puppets
 
Tree 1............................Angela Misumi
Tree 2............................Maddison Vaerewyck
Tree 3............................Jordan Buster
Tree 4............................Caitlyn Sparkman
 
Winkie General....................Madison Vaerewyck
Winkie Guard 1....................Benjamin Misumi
Winkie Guard 2....................Mattea Misumi
Winkie Guard 3....................Alyson Vaerewyck
Winkie Guard 4....................Scarlett McHugh
Winkie Guard 5....................Noble-lee Mace
Winkie Guard 6....................McKenna Baker
 
Nikki Monkey Commander............Amber Baker
Flying Monkey 1...................Joey Morton
Flying Monkey 2...................Andrew Morton
Flying Monkey 3...................Rebecka Gross
Flying Monkey 4...................Johanna Bennett
 
Cyclone Dancer 1..................Johanna Bennett
Cyclone Dancer 2..................Caitlin Hortert
Cyclone Dancer 3..................Abigail Rosenlund
Cyclone Dancer 4..................Jordan Buster
Cyclone Dancer 5 
Cyclone Dancer 6 
 
House Turner 1 Tech
House Turner 2 Tech
House Turner 3 Tech
House Turner 4 Tech

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. We have very talented people here in Columbia County! Please look over the cast list. I want everyone to know that they have a part BUT it is NOT your only part. As we get into rehearsals I will be adding people into scenes so don’t be disappointed if you are only assigned one part now.

Please email me at WizardofOzcast@outlook.com to accept your role. If I don’t hear from you by our first rehearsal, I will recast your role. You can also stop by Bertucci’s at 2017 Columbia Blvd in St. Helens and initial your name that you accept your role.

Our first rehearsal is an all call cast meeting. We will discuss expectations and I will have a more detailed rehearsal calendar. If you have a minor in the cast, one parent needs to be present. We have a lot of information and I need the parents to be on the same page as I am. Our music director will be there as well as our orchestra director.  THIS IS THE TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS!!!!

After our meeting we will have a read thru of the script. We are not running music only lines. Everyone is welcome to stay but it’s not necessary. I feel we have a strong cast and I look forward to working with all of you.

 

Joey Baker

Director of Wizard of Oz

Auditions for “The Wizard of Oz”

Wizard of Oz

Shoestring Community Players proudly presents open auditions for The Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, 
in cooperation with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc 

When: April 12 and 13
Times: 6pm-8:30 pm
Where: St Helens Middle School cafeteria, 354 N 15th St, St Helens, Or 97051
Who: We are looking for adults as well as children
 
(callbacks by invitation only April 14)
 
HOW TO PREPARE:

Be prepared to sing a song of your choice, do a cold script reading, and bring any scheduling conflicts.

DO YOU WANT TO HELP BACKSTAGE?
Backstage, lights, sound, makeup, set construction, costumes, painting, house & concession positions are available.  Please come to the auditions for signups.
 
WHEN IS THE SHOW?
Performances will run July 8, 9, 10 and 14, 15, 16
For more information see our website at www.SSCPMusicals.com

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

small sscp logoShoeString Community Players

Membership Meeting Agenda

When:  7pm, Sunday, October 25th, 2015
Where: SunShine Pizza, 2424  Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, OR 

  • Chaired by and Time meeting called to order
  • Roll Call of Board members.
  • Additional Members in attendance, Visitors, and/or total.
  • Presidents Report.
  • Secretary’s Report including Minutes of previous meeting and Communications.
  • Financial Report.
  • Membership Report.
  • Special Projects Report.
  • Public Relations Report.
  • Maintenance Report.
  • Producers Report.
  • Youth Coordinator.
  • Special Committee Reports.
    • Changes to the bylaws
    • Removing Producer board position and Youth Coordinator positions.
    • Adding a non voting high school youth representative.
  • Old Business.
  • New Business.
  • Elections.
  • For the good of the Players.
  • Set date/time of next meeting.
  • Adjournment time.

Amended 9/29/2015
Amended 10/12/15 Moved meeting from Bertucci’s to SunShine Pizza due to increased number of members attending.