At Westminster, we believe that we are made in the image of God. Therefore, by nature, we are drawn to discover, invent, and create. Each year, Westminster produces several plays and musicals in one of our two venues – our flexible Black Box Theatre or our state-of-the-art, 600-seat main Theatre. Our productions are an important part of our creative process and a chance to share the skills that we have learned. From the building of sets to costumes, lighting, dancing, acting, and singing, our productions seek to develop a collaborative spirit with all of the fine art’s disciplines.2018-19 Production Schedule
Upper School Play • Directed by Jim Butz
October 11-13, 7 p.m.
Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house in New York for many years. They are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum. Things like stress, jobs, paying taxes are not high on their list of priorities! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, her family must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Comedic disaster ensues when the Kirby’s arrive at the wrong time and experience Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory.
Middle School Play • Directed by Gina Rosenberg
November 16-17, 7 pm.
Charlotte’s Web is based on the beloved book by E.B. White, considered to be one of the most popular children’s books of all time. It is the story of a little pig named Wilbur and his beautiful friendship with an extraordinary spider named Charlotte. Determined to save Wilbur from winding up on the dinner table, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web. This play will take you on a journey of friendship and an evening of enchantment with the rich relationships of the farm animals and people.
Upper School Play• Directed by Jim Butz
February 21-23, 7 p.m.
This is a play about love, placed in a festive atmosphere in which three couples are brought together happily. It opens with Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, expressing his deep love for the Countess Olivia. Meanwhile, the shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a man and endeavors to enter the Duke’s service. Although she has rejected his suit, the Duke then employs Viola, who takes the name of Cesario, to woo Olivia for him. Ironically, Cesario falls in love with the Duke, and Olivia falls in love with Cesario, who is really Viola disguised. Confused? Just come see the show and all will be made clear!
Upper School Musical • Directed by Allen Schwamb
April 25-27, 7p.m.
Meet Me in St. Louis is a classic musical based on the MGM movie of the same name. The story follows a family through a year of their life as their love for each other sees them through heartbreak, opportunities, and romance. The show is filled with well-known gems like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Trolley Song,” fun dance numbers such as “Skip to My Lou”, and the real hijinks that comes from a family of five children! A delight for the whole family!