Warren Theatre Current Season
We are proud to announce our 2018-2019 season!
Anon(ymous), Fall Main Stage, October 18-20, 2018, O'Plaine Auditorium
And Then They Came For Me, Fall Dinner Theatre, October 25-27, 2018, Almond Black Box
The Velveteen Rabbit, New Faces Show/Children's Theatre (in conjunction with Breakfast with Santa), December 1, 2018, Almond Black Box
Giggles n' Bits Comedy Show, 3x a year, Almond Black Box
Contest Play/GI, March 1-2, 2019, Almond Black Box
School of Rock, April 25-27, 2019, O'Plaine Auditorium
FALL DINNER THEATRE
And Then They Came For Me
Director: Janice Zimmerman
Dates: October 25, 2018 @ 4:30 (show only)
October 26-27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm (dinner) Show to follow at 7:00 pm
Show Only Tickets:
SuperFan Event after school viewing on October 25h at 4:30pm in the Almond Black Box Theater. Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to come after school and view the show for free with their school or staff ID. The public is also welcome to come to this show. Tickets cost $4 for non-warren students (including children/seniors) and $6 for adults. Show only tickets will also be offered on October 26th and 27th at 7pm. Through showtix4u.com you can purchase and print out your tickets at home.
Dinner & Show Tickets:
The Warren Drama Boosters will be hosting dinner before the show on October 26th-27th at 6pm in the Almond Black Box. It is a fundraiser for the drama department and will be catered by Jimano's. The cost is $15 for children/non-warren students, $20 for adults, and $10 for Warren Students & Staff. Please buy your dinner tickets at showtix4u.com by Monday, October 22nd.
Synopsis: And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble-driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions. This production is like a historic newsreel brought to life on the stage. And it works. (Charles Epstein, WICR Radio, Indianapolis) And Then They Came for Me incorporatesthe use of live actors, videotape and a CD for each performance.
FALL MAIN STAGE PLAY
Director: Adam Miller
Dates: October 18-20, 2018 @7pm in the O'Plaine Auditorium
Summary: Based on Homer's The Odyssey, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people - some kind, some dangerous and cruel - as he searches for his family. From a sinister, one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies, to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape to find "home."
CHILDREN'S PLAY (NEW FACES SHOW)
The Velveteen Rabbit
Director: Shannon Doering
Dates: December 1, 2018
Summary: In the world of toys, life begins when humans leave the room. When one group of toys discovers a velveteen rabbit, they learn what it means to be truly loved by their owner. Adapted from the classic story by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of the unconditional love between a boy and his toy bunny and how that love makes the rabbit real.
Contest Play Title
Director: Adam Miller
Dates: March 1-2, 2019
School of Rock
Directors: Natalie Colgan and Janice Zimmerman
Dates: April 25-27, 2019
Synopsis: Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit. SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly ). Reuters raves ”ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER HAS BROADWAY ROCKING AGAIN!”
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. (The New York Times says, “BE WARNED! There’s a love story in this one.”)
Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses! The Daily News cheers, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER “AWAKENS THE EMPOWERING MESSAGE OF ROCK!” and Time Out New York raves, “SCHOOL’s in – FOREVER!”