Category: Cast Announcement

Announcing the Casts of Our Fall 2020 Radio Play Series

Thank you to the students who came out for something completely new and auditioned (virtually) for our Radio Play Series for this fall.

Below is the cast list for all of our radio play productions. Please look through carefully; if you do NOT wish to accept your role, please email smhstheatrecompany@gmail.com.

Otherwise, if you accept your role, you can attend our first informational meeting as a full cast and crew coming on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 3 PM. Please keep an eye on your email addresses over the next day or so and you will receive information about the Zoom meeting. You will also receive an email invite to our Slack channel, which is important for communication about all things related to the show.

Thanks once again, and congrats to the cast(s)!

——

VINTAGE HITCHCOCK: October

As announced and narrated by ANNALESE WENTHUR

The Lodger

SHELBY MORGAN as Ellen
NATHAN KUJAWA as Robert
ALEX TREVITHICK as Mr. Sleuth/Mr. Cannot
SHYANN MCINTOSH as Daisy/Newsboy/Woman
SABRINA FAJARDO as Coroner/Ticket Seller

Sabotage

KAL KNIGHT as Winnie
ALEX TREVITHICK as Ted/Man on Bus
CAMILLA DEFORD as Verlock/Hollingshead
NATHAN KUJAWA as Power Plant Phone Operator 1/Patron 1/Vladimir/The Professor/Officer
ELI LINDNER as Stevie/Talbot/Man 1 at Power Plant/Patron 2
SHELBY MORGAN as Power Plant Phone Operator 2/Renee/Waitress/Salesperson/Woman With Puppy on Bus
SABRINA FAJARDO as Patron 3/Mrs. Jones/Ted’s Boss/Unsatisfied Female Customer/Bus Collector/Newsboy

The 39 Steps

ELI LINDNER as Richard Hannay
SHYANN MCINTOSH as Pamela
KAL KNIGHT as Annabella/Inkeeper/Usherette
ALEX TREVITHICK as Mr. Memory/Police 1/George the Butler/Alfred
CAMILLA DEFORD as Manager/Man 2 on the Aberdeen Express/Police 2/Professor Bartlett
NATHAN KUJAWA as Man 2 at Music Hall/Conductor/Man 1 on the Aberdeen Express/Driver/Joe/Detective
SHELBY MORGAN as Man 1 at music hall/Woman at Music Hall/Cigarette Girl, Ticket merchant Newsboy/Waitress

AN EVENING WITH SHERLOCK HOMES, November 13-14

Starring KAYLYN HIPSLEY as Sherlock Holmes and ELI LINDNER as Dr. John Watson
Hosted by EMILY LESINSKI

The Musgrave Ritual

JP MCCOWN as Musgrave
ETHAN DEIBERT as Brunton/Alfred/Man
EMILY FROST as Rachel

The Case of the Dead Adventuress

JP MCCOWN as Charel
KAL KNIGHT as Madame Yvette Corvey
EMILY FROST as the Prefect
CAMILLA DEFORD as Reggie
ALEX TREVITHICK as Duc/Henri/Gendarmes

The Adventure of the Tolling Bell

KAL KNIGHT as Mrs. Michol
EMILY LESINSKI as Mary/Lakland
CAMILLA DEFORD as Gillian
ALEX TREVITHICK as Tom

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: December 11-12

Starring ALEX TREVITHICK as George Bailey
and EVA MENZIA as Mary Hatch

Featuring:

JP MCCOWN as Mr. Potter, and Gower/Harry/Schultz/Man at Martini’s Bar/Mr. Welch
NATHAN KUJAWA as Clarence, and Ernie/Charlie/Horace/Tommy

With:

ELI LINDNER as Billy/Old Man Collins/Bert/Sam/Man in run on bank/Nick
CAMILLA DEFORD as Joseph/Peter/Ed/Martini/Bridge Keeper/Sheriff
GRACIELA MARTINEZ as Pete/Violet/Young Violet/Ruth/Mrs. Hatch/cop
MORGAN KLOSIEWSKI as ZuZu/Dr. Campbell/Mrs. Rose Bailey/Binky
TESSA MCGRATH: Matilda/Sadie/Janie/Mrs. Thompson

Announcing the Cast List for TUCK EVERLASTING

We are thrilled to announce the cast list for TUCK EVERLASTING, running March 13-15 at South Milwaukee High School!

Congratulations to all who auditioned and were cast. The entire cast and crew is called in the PAC at 3 PM tomorrow for an informational session, then the cast and crew will split off. Cast will continue working on music until dismissal at 5, and crew will have leadership interviews and a facility tour.

Cast can expect an email with additional information, including an invitation to the cast and crew slack channel, this evening. Crew will also be added to the channel within the week.

Director’s note:

I’m so thrilled to have seen so many new people at auditions! It’s going to be great to get to know all of you and work with you. We had some fantastic callbacks and extremely difficult decisions to make this evening, and that’s a credit to you all bringing your A games. I’m feeling really good about this show and can tell I’m going to have a blast with this group.

Thanks to all for getting involved, it’s going to be a great show!

-Tim

CAST

Winnie Foster: Lia Krystowiak
Mae Tuck: Kal Knight
Jesse Tuck: Eli Lindner
Miles Tuck: Alex Trevithick
Angus Tuck: J.P. McCown
The Man in the Yellow Suit: George Vajagich
Hugo: Nathan Kujawa
Constable Joe: Owen Smith
Betsy Foster: Anna Basha
Nana: Heather Kluczykowski

“EVERLASTING” BALLET FEATURED ROLES

Adult Winnie: Serene Tomaszewski
Old Winnie: Kylie Norman
Old Hugo: Spencer Czajka
Winnie’s Son: Lucas Trejo
Winnie’s Daughter-in-Law: Kyleigh O’Donnell

(Winnie, Betsy, Nana, Constable, Hugo all also featured in ballet)

ENSEMBLE
Will include townspeople, forest people, carnival goers, carnival workers, featured dancers. Nana and Betsy will occasionally be in ensemble numbers)

(*Dance Captain*: Serene Tomaszewski)

Aaliyah Perry
Abi Broskowski
Afnan Al-Shargabi
Annalese Wenthur
Beverly Osunkwo
Emily Frost
Eva Menzia
Kaylyn Hipsley
Kimberlie Saldana
Kyleigh O’Donnell
Kylie Norman
Lindsey Gulbrandsen
Lucas Trejo
Madyson Emer
Miranda Perez
Samantha Lemcke
Serene Tomaszewski
Shelby Erickson-Stiemke
Shyann McIntosh
Skyler Heinz
Spencer Czajka
Tessa McGrath
Vivian Grossman

Announcing the Cast for A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

We were pleased to see faces both new and familiar at auditions today for A Murder is Announced! Those in attendance gave us plenty to deliberate over, and we are pleased to announce the cast list.

STUDENTS: PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS INFORMATION

-If you were cast in a role and choose to accept your role, please write your initials next to your name on the sheet that will be posted on the Thespian bulletin board. This sheet will go up by lunchtime tomorrow, not  first thing in the morning, so by lunchtime, make sure you go and check the board and write your initials.

-If you were not cast in a role, we strongly encourage you to get involved with crew, with publicity or with costuming! There are going to be plenty of opportunities to be a part of this show, and the more the merrier. We would love to have you! In addition, please remember that musical auditions for Tuck Everlasting will be in the first week of January, with audition workshops in December. It will be a much larger cast–potentially three times as large as the cast for the fall play this year.

-ALL cast and crew are required to attend tomorrow’s informational session, beginning after school in the PAC. We will conduct crew leadership interviews for Stage Manager, Head of Lights and Sound, Head of Costumes, Head of Hair and Makeup, Head of Publicity and Head of Construction right away, then move into our safety seminar and then an informational session. Again, attendance is mandatory–if you cannot make it, please email smhstheatrecompany@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Thank you once again to all who auditioned. Here is the cast list:

Miss Blacklock: Kal Knight

Miss Marple: Kaylyn Hipsley

Inspector Craddock: JP McCown

Julia: Lia Krystowiak

Patrick: Eli Lindner

Mitzi: Anna Basha

Dora “Bunny” Bunner: Isabella Bravo

Phillipa Haymes: Shyann Mcintosh

Mrs. Swettenham: Brianna Gaidosh

Edmund Swettenham: Spencer Czajka

Sergeant Mellors and Rudi Scherz: George Vajagich

Announcing the Cast List for Rabbit Hole

Auditions for Rabbit Hole, the debut production of our brand new Advanced Theatre Series, were this afternoon, and we had an outstanding group of auditions. Every single audition was strong, which certainly made casting a challenge.

We did manage to cast the show, though, and are pleased to announce the cast of Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, being performed in the South Milwaukee High School Performing Arts Center on June 21 and 22.

CAST LAST:

BECCA – Angelita Colin
HOWIE – Jacob McCown
IZZY – Lia Krystowiak
NAT – Isabella Bravo
JASON – Eli Lindner

If you accept your role, please come to the music theory room on Wednesday, April 3 after school to receive your script and participate in an initial cast meeting.

Interviews for production team leadership positions will be held at 3 PM on Wednesday the 3rd in the music theory room as well. These positions are available to anyone who wishes to apply, including anyone who was not cast in this production. There is a place in this show for anyone who wants to be involved, so we encourage you to get involved in one way or another.

Thank you again to those of you who took the risk, auditioned and supported this very first production of a new element of our theater program.

Announcing the Cast of SMHS Theatre Company’s “Singin’ in the Rain”

We were so thrilled to have a fantastic turnout for Singin’ in the Rain auditions! We had our callbacks today for the main roles, and were thoroughly impressed with the talent that was on display. After deliberation, we have completed the cast list for the show.

Students: if you accept your role, please visit the Thespian Call Board on Wednesday and initial next to your name.

Wednesday after school at 3 PM we will have crew leadership position interviews. Following those interviews at 3:30 we will have the first information and introductory session for the musical. This will include script passout, overview of the rehearsal process and the required SMPAC safety seminar. All cast and crew are required to attend.

Finally, a note about the ensemble designations. “General Ensemble” also contains other small speaking roles that are not listed on this cast list. Those roles will be assigned during rehearsal. “Dance Ensemble” is a separate ensemble of featured dancers and singers for the songs “All I Do is Dream of You,” “Beautiful Girls” and “Broadway Melody.” These are the most tap-heavy roles in the production. They are also in the general ensemble in some other scenes.

Here is the cast list. Congratulations to all, and we look forward to working with you!

DON LOCKWOOD: Alex Trevithick
COSMO BROWN: Eli Lindner
KATHY SELDEN: Lia Krystowiak
LINA LAMONT: Anna Basha
ROSCOE DEXTER: Paul Borden
R.F. SIMPSON: Jacob McCown

DORA BAILEY: Sarah Nemeth
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS SOLOIST: Bryan Marin
ZELDA ZANDERS: Angelita Colin
ROD: Jackson Vance
MISS DINSMORE (Female Vocal Coach): Jessica Calteux
MALE VOCAL COACH: George Vajagich
SID PHILLIPS: Gillian Czajka

DANCE ENSEMBLE:

Alexa Wilhelm
Elizabeth Karnowski (Dance Captain)
Erin Zbikowski
Heather Klucykowski
Kyleigh O’Donnell
Lia Krystowiak (Kathy is in the dance ensemble)
Serene Tomaszewski
Taylor Bulanek

GENERAL ENSEMBLE:

Angelita Colin
Aryel Sirovina
Brianna Gaidosh
Bryan Marin
Charlotte Stevenson
Eva Menzia
George Vajagich
Gillian Czajka
Jackson Vance
Jessica Calteux
Kaylee Mathis
Kal Knight
Kaylyn Hipsley
Kylie Norman
Lindsey Gulbrandsen
Nathan Kujawa
Oshionna Wright
Sarah Nemeth
Skyler Heinz

Congratulations once again to all, and see you on Wednesday afternoon!

Cast Announcement for Almost, Maine

T0 everyone who auditioned for Almost, Maine, THANK YOU for having to courage to put yourself out there and get on stage! It was so great to see you all there.

Below is the cast list for the show. If you accept your role(s), please mark your initials accordingly on the printed copy of the list on the Thespian board across from the PDC as soon as possible.

The bulletin board also has a full schedule of rehearsals for the fall play, which you will receive a copy of at our first rehearsal on Tuesday.

ALL PEOPLE PARTICIPATING in the play are called for rehearsal after school on Tuesday, September 11 in the PAC beginning at 3:00, including crew. We will go over some logistical information that affects everyone, then split off into crew and cast from there. We are still conducting some interviews for crew leadership roles, so those positions are still TBA. Keep an eye on the Thespians board on Wednesday for more information about those roles.

If you did not get a role in the show, there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in the show. Email smhstheatrecompany@gmail.com or stop by a rehearsal after school if you’re interested in getting involve with stage crew, tech, construction, publicity, costuming or any other aspect of the show.

Thank you again for coming out for auditions, and hope to see you at auditions for our spring musical, Singin’ in the Rain!

Prologue, Interlogue and Epilogue

PETE: Jacob McCown
GINETTE: Kaylyn Hipsley

Her Heart

EAST: Paul Borden
GLORY: Taylor Bulanek

Sad and Glad

JIMMY: Dylan Morgan
SANDRINE: Anila Rudi
WAITRESS: Kaylee Mathis

This Hurts

MARVALYN: Brianna Gaidosh
STEVE: Bryan Marin

Getting it Back

GAYLE: Angelita Colin
LENDALL: Paul Borden

They Fell

SHELLY: Kyla Koller
DEENA: Jessica Calteux

Where it Went

MARCI: Anna Basha
PHIL: Paul Borden

The Story of Hope

HOPE: Jessica Calteux
The Man/Daniel: Gillian Czajka

Seeing the Thing

RHONDA: Lia Krystowiak
DAVE: Dylan Morgan

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