Alden-Conger Drama Department is a vital part of the school with productions averaging a cast of 15-25 for fall dramas and 30-55 for spring musicals. Auditions are open to any student in grades 6-12. If a particular show has roles for younger students, a note will be sent home with elementary students. The following crews are also available to join for each production: tech crew, set crew, stage crew, and hair/makeup crew. Set crew meets 3-4 times, usually on a weekend, to paint and prepare scenery and set items. The other crews are needed 1-2 weeks before the show. See a director to sign up.
Auditions for the fall drama take place in mid-September for the early November performance. Auditions for the spring musical take place in mid-December for the early March performances. Dramas done in the past have been Big Bad, Baby Talk, As the Bard Turns, Old Folks Home, An Inconvenient Corpse, Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Strange Boarders, Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen, A Family Reunion to Die For, Is There a Doctor in the House?,The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower, Strange Boarders, and An Inconvenient Corpse. Musicals done in the past have been South Pacific, Oklahoma, Grease, Cinderella, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music, Once Upon a Mattress, Annie, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Laundry, Hot Rod, and Shrek the Musical, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Ada Theusch serves as director. Tara Roberts serves as assistant director. Choreographers hired in the past to assist with musicals have been Dylan Kaercher, Hannah Horejsi, Mary Klinghagen, and Kayla Roberts. Many family and community members assist with costumes and set items. Drama Mamas and Drama Dads organize refreshments and serve at intermission of the performances.
In the school building, the A-C Drama bulletin board is located on the bulletin board between the music and agriculture rooms. Cast members in a current show should check the drama bulletin board every day for changes and updates. Thank you!
AUDITIONS for Princess Whatsername are open to students in grades 2-12. Please bring a completed audition form (found here or on the drama bulletin board outside the music room) to the tryout. Auditions will be held in the music room on Dec. 18 3:15-5pm, Dec. 19 7-8 am and 3:15-5 p.m. and Dec. 20 3:15-5 p.m.
PERFORMANCES of the spring musical Princess Whatsername will be on March 15 and 16 (at 7pm), and 17 (at 2pm), 2024 on the Alden-Conger stage. The show is a fractured fairytale about a girl who wakes up with amnesia--not remembering where she is, how she got there, or even what her name is! Join her on her journey of discovery as she encounters Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Snow White, the 7 Dwarves, and plenty of humor! Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.