Drama at J.T. Moore
J.T. Moore offers an extended amount of opportunities in theatre as students explore the areas of both artistic and technical aspects, while bringing together a group of students who work towards common goals in production and performance. Auditions are open to all grades (5-8), and our rehearsal schedule varies according to each production. Beginning this year, production fees, tickets, and miscellaneous merchandise will all be payable through this website. There will not be a club fee associated for the whole school year since our rehearsal schedule is production oriented. For more information, please email our Director, Mrs. O’Neal.
Drama Fall 2018: Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher is a play based on the 2006 novel of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The play serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy and has been modified for the middle school stage. Learn more about how Peter and the Lost boys came to Neverland and about the magic of “Starstuff” through the eyes of these beloved characters as well as some new faces.
Rehearsal Dates & Times
Although Peter and the Starcatcher is a play, it does include a small musical score as well as opportunities for an ensemble. The structure of rehearsals will provide opportunities for 5th graders to experience the world of musical theatre while participating in the ensemble of the show; however, 5th graders can be cast with a role. I will meet 5th graders on Mondays from 4-5:30pm. If students are cast with a speaking role, rehearsals will vary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays (closer to performances), Thursdays, Fridays and occasional Saturdays. A more thorough rehearsal schedule will be provided at workshops. Please fill out an audition form and turn in to the audition box in the lobby at the front of the auditorium. Side scripts for auditions will also be at the same location. After auditions, if a student accepts his/her given role or ensemble part, a production fee of $75 will be collected (this fee helps with production rights, costumes, make-up, t-shirts, and all things production).
Grades 6, 7, 8 Friday, August 24th 4-6pm
5th Grade Monday, August 27th 4-6pm
Grades 6, 7, 8 Tuesday, August 28th
5th Grade Wednesday, August 29th 4-6pm
Friday, August 31st 4-6pm
Saturday, September 1st by 6pm
Performance Dates: November 8-11
Drama Spring 2018: Mary Poppins
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.
April 26-28 and April 30, at 7 PM
April 29 at 3 PM
Drama Fall 2017: And A Child Shall Lead
In Fall 2017, J.T. Moore Drama presented And a Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade, the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the Jewish city established by the Nazis near Prague, as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty— playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper. Their actual poems and stories are woven into a fast-paced drama, evoking the universality of children caught in the insanity of war.
Performances were held November 9-11, 2017.