Granbury students are busy setting the stage for entertaining theater arts performances during the 2011-12 school year.
Granbury High School theater students are currently working on its fall production of Little Shop of Horrors, a rock musical by writer Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken. The story centers on “a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood.” Performances are set for November 11-12, 2011.
Freshmen at Crossland Ninth Grade Center will begin with the Jerome McDonough play Asylum, an ensemble play that “is the essence of simple theatre with the emphasis placed on innovative performance and direction.” TheatreCrossland will present the play October 15-16 at the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.
Pirate Players at Acton Middle School will hold the annual fall musical on December 9-10.
In the spring semester, high school students will be assisting with the choir musical performance of Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon set for February 3-5, 2012. As with all GHS productions, technical theater classes will be constructing the set, hanging the lights, and serving on the production crews.
In addition to one-act play competition for both high school and middle school troupes, GHS will be hosting an improvisational workshop for eighth and ninth graders in mid-April.
GHS students will wrap up the year with The Crucible on May 4-5. Written by Arthur Miller, the play is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts in 1692 and 1693.
Theater arts teachers are: GHS – Phil Groeschel; GHS and Crossland – Preston Rose; AMS – Krista Alcorn; and GMS – Terri Willson.