Join the Chaminade Players on September 15, 16, or 17 for a Drama Under the Stars production of the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. As a true outdoor Shakespeare experience, the performances will take place on the lawn of the Tutor Center (West Hills).
Each performance takes place at 7:30 p.m., and the Saturday production includes a Fine Arts Festival at 6:00 p.m., featuring choir, jazz, dance, an art exhibition, representation from film, and more.
In March, the Chaminade Players dazzled audiences at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts with their performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Three months later they gathered at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for the Jerry Herman High School Musical Theatre Awards of Los Angeles, and were honored with the following four awards:
Best Musical – Beauty and the Beast
Best Performance – Gaston
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – Joel Loth ’15 (Gaston)
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Gracie Jurczyk ’17 (Mrs. Potts)
Don’t miss your chance to see the Chaminade Player’s performance of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods. There are just three shows left – Friday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Into the Woods is a fractured fairy tale, based on James Lapine’s book, with music and lyrics by Sondheim. The story blends plots from several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and ties them together through a baker and his wife, who are cursed with childlessness by their neighbor, a witch. The baker and his wife embark on a quest to find special objects – Cinderella’s slipper, pure as gold; Little Red Ridinghood’s cape, red as blood; Rapunzel’s hair, yellow as corn; and Jack’s cow, white as milk.
Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed. Thus, what begins as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
You do not want to miss what is being called a “Broadway caliber” performance! Be sure to get your tickets before it’s too late. As audience members say, Into the Woods on the Tutor Center stage is “A fantastic evening of professional theater, unmatched by any high school, anywhere!” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased at the box office.