Thursday, May 2, 2013
Performances of the classic play begin Thursday, May 2.
Woodbury High School theater students will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town starting Thursday, May 2. Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, tells the story of the everyday lives of people in the fictional town of Grover's Corners during the in the early 20th century. Directed by Jon and Karen Seashore, performances are set for 7 p.m. at the high school: Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the door an hour before the shows. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Performances of the Shakespeare classic are coming up this week.
East Ridge High School actors will tackle the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week. It will be a “classic production with a whole new twist,” according to the Loft Stage website. Shows, at the Loft Stage at the high school in Woodbury, are set for: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy, features several plotlines, all connected by the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults. Order them online on the Loft Stage website. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Shows of the holiday classic begin Nov. 30.
Tickets are on sale now for East Ridge High School’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The musical opens at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, with performances at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9. Tickets cost $10 for adults, and $8 for students, seniors and members of the military. People can save $1 by purchasing tickets in advance on The Loft Stage website. Opening night will also feature a gala celebration at 6 p.m. before the Nov. 30 show. The event will feature food from David's Chophouse, entertainment, swing dancing and a visit from Santa. Gala tickets cost $10. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, November 2, 2012
Performances begin tonight, Friday, Nov. 2.
In many ways, they’re playing themselves. More than 60 Woodbury High School students will soon take the stage for Fame, a music and dance production about the successes and failures a group of aspiring young artists. “It’s really a story about a lot of our students,” said Karen Seashore, co-director with her husband Jon. “They like playing themselves, even though the characters are a little different from their own personalities.” Fame kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 2. Other performances are: 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10, with a 2 p.m. show on Nov. 4. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. There is a lot of dancing for Fame, including ballet, and the casting reflected the particulars of the performance, Seashore …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Shows begin in October at The Loft Stage at East Ridge High School.
Woodbury Community Theatre will hit the stage next month to perform the award-winning musical Into the Woods. The fairy-tale themed production—by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine—features several storybook-type characters “as they strive to get their wishes and deal with the consequences of those wishes,” according to a release from Woodbury Community Theatre. This will be the last show without the benefit of a new black box theater, which will adjoin the high school once built. The Merrill Community Arts Center facility will provide space to help with rehearsals and “green room” support. Related: Swept Away: Merrill Community Arts Center Groundbreaking For more information about the all-volunteer theater group, which was founded in…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The school’s spring play, “Antigone,” kicks off tonight, April 26.
Antigone is a play about freedom versus authority. Something high school students can get into, right? “Oh, for sure,” said Jon Seashore, who is directing the production with his wife Karen. Woodbury High School’s spring play kicks off tonight, April 26, and continues Friday and Saturday. Shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. Sophocles’ Antigone comes from the 5th century B.C., but Woodbury students are performing Jean Anouilh's updated version from 1941, which reflects the situation during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Many students are reading the play in class this year, Jon said, and it’s being performed at Woodbury for the first time in more than 30 years…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Performances of “You Can’t Take It with You” are set for May 3-5 at the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.
Why mess with a classic? That’s Marcie Berglund’s philosophy when it comes to East Ridge High School’s upcoming performance of You Can’t Take It with You. “It’s a classic,” said Berglund, the play’s director. “I think people are coming to see a classic play.” Set in New York during the Great Depression, the story revolves around two families—one happy-go-lucky, one serious—that have members getting married. Even after 76 years, the comedic writing of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart stands up for today’s audience, Berglund said. “It’s crazy, nutty fun,” she said. “It’s going to be fantastic. I’m really excited about this play.” So is Katherine Spicuzza, a 16-year-old 10th-grader playing the role of the Grand Duchess Olga Katrina. She said …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Students at the Woodbury school performed a 1950s version of the classic play last month.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Students at Liberty Ridge Elementary in Woodbury performed a 1950s version of Cinderella last month at East Ridge High School. Be sure to follow Woodbury Patch on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletters, which send you updates about stories, breaking news, announcements, events and blogs on the site.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Woodbury school's "Mystery of Edwin Drood" notches honors.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Woodbury High School’s performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat begin Nov. 4.
As the actor who plays Joseph put it: “The wig is the star of the show.” Woodbury High School on Tuesday had a dress rehearsal for its upcoming performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Directed by Karen and Jon Seashore, the musical features more than 50 Woodbury students, along with over 40 elementary school actors from the area. Also, the high school students are working to collect new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, and mittens for Joseph's Coat. Audience members are encouraged to bring items for the St. Paul store, which serves the homeless and struggling families. The students have received a WCCO Community Spotlight Award because of their coat drive for Joseph’s Coat, according to Karen Seashore. They will …