2023-2024 Performing Arts Season
Written by Alexandra Ott and Presley Barnaby
Gaels Theatre Guild's Performing Arts Season Poster
This school year’s season starts with our Black Box production of Steel Magnolias, which was cast in May 2023 and began rehearsals in early August. The play peeks into the comedic lives of six women as they form long-lasting friendships in the cozy neighborhood beauty salon. Performances are Thursday, September 21; Friday, September 22; and Saturday, September 23 at 6:00 pm; and Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm.
The Golden Gaels Annual Musical this year is Pippin, the story of a young man who searches for true happiness in glory and riches, narrated by a traveling performance troupe. However, the Gaels Theater Guild brings its own Godfather twist, presenting the setting in the 1940s mafia Flamingo showroom rather than its traditional early Middle Ages. The Advanced Musical Theater class is performing this mainstage production, and it is not one to miss! Shows are Friday, November 3 at 8:30 pm; Saturday, November 4; Thursday, November 9; Friday, November 10; and Saturday, November 11 at 6:00 pm; and Sunday, November 5 and Sunday, November, 12 at 4:00 pm.
The timeless Winter Music Extravaganza features a medley of numbers from all Musical Theater Classes. Students who have enrolled in a class spend the semester learning varying dances and vocal parts to perform in the WME, while technical aspects of the show are operated by the Tech Theater class! The show is on Friday, December 1 at 3:30 pm and 7 pm, and it acts as a final exam for all students involved.
This year’s Winter Acting Showcase has been given a Shakespearean Spin! Featuring Advanced Theatre, Theatre Practicum, and Theatre 2 classes as their final exam, there will be a wide variety of famous monologues and scenes from Shakespeare's best known plays! Performances are December 7th-9th at 6pm.
Our Annual All-School Musical this year is the classic, Tony-Award winning Les Misérables! This musical sensation brings the audience through early 19th century France and follows Jean Valjean, former prisoner, who is ready to break into a new life. The audience witnesses the topics of persistence, endearment, and courage during the time of the French Revolution, and all students are invited to participate, whether as cast or crew. Auditions are held October 9th through 11th, and performances run for three weeks:
Friday, February 16, Saturday; February 17; Thursday, February 22; Friday, February 23; Saturday, February 24; Thursday, February 29;
Friday, March 1; and Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 pm. As well as,
Sunday, February 18; Sunday, February 25; and Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm.
The Book of Will, a bountiful comedy play, is a brilliant mixture of fiction and fact. Set after the death of William Shakespeare, the story follows 2 of Shakespeare's actors who are compelled to keep the writings that brought such joy to everyone alive. See the Advanced Theatre class & Theatre Practicum perform this unforgettable story on April 24th-27th at 6pm!
Much like the WME, the Spring Music Spectacular showcases what all the Musical Theater students have learned over the course of the second semester. Also a final exam grade, performances are on May 3 at 3:30 pm and 7 pm to end the season with a strong finish!