Theatre Program

The GHS Theatre Program introduces students to the magic of live theatre.  Students participate both onstage and backstage to bring stories of comedy and drama to life, and in the process learn something about themselves as well.

With the 2015-2016 Season, the program features a schedule of 4 productions each year:  A Fall Production, a Festival Play, a Spring Production, and the unique Retro Radio Show.

In the Theatre Archive are copies of Production Posters, Programs, and Photos from past productions.

We are currently missing several programs from the archive, if you have a copy of one of the following programs, please contact Chris Chapman.

"The Glass Menagerie" 1999, GHS Spring Play
"The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe" 2000 GMS Play
"Much Ado About Nothing" 2001 GHS One Act Play
Program from 2003 "Jungle Book"

Related Links

External LinkGreenville High School Theatre Facebook Page
External Linkhttps://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/ovation-awards
Wharton Center/Sutton Foster Ovation Awards Homepage

Current Production Page

Updates on Rehearsal Schedules and other important Company Information

Willy Wonka

Busy week coming. Just a reminder we need everyone at each rehearsal/performance. Here's the report times:
Friday 11/10 2:45-6:00pm Tech Act 2
Saturday 11/11 9:00am - 6:00pm Dress Rehearsals with pizza lunch provided. Donations of fruit, veggies and cookies are appreciated.
Monday 11/13 2:45-6:30pm Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday 11/14 2:45-6:30pm Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 11/15 2:45-6:30pm Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 11/16 5:00pm call for cast and crew, 7:00pm Curtain
Friday 11/17 5:00pm call for cast and crew, 7:00pm Curtain
Saturday 11/18 12:00pm call for cast and crew, 2:00pm Curtain 4:00pm-ish dinner provided for cast and crews by our amazing parents. Thank You!  5:00pm call for cast and crew, 7:00pm Curtain
Be sure to bring in your own water bottle with your name on it. Drinking fountains are not always easily accessible and they do not mix well with microphones.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Break a leg!

Friday, 10/27 rehearsal is now for Brats, Oompa Loompas and Wonka only.
Saturday, 10/28 is a full cast choreography and makeup workshop day. 9am - noon.
Cast rehearsal for Wed. 10/25 is cancelled.  Shop and Makeup Crews will still meet.
Wed. 10/25 rehearsal call for Brats, Wonka and Oompa Loompas only.  Everyone else gets the day off.
A NEW REHEARSAL CALENDAR ON ORANGE PAPER IS COMING HOME 10/19.  PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE ON NOV. 11,13,14,& 15.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:
Rehearsal as planned,
2:45 - 5:00.

Scene Shop Opens 12:00PM
Come on in!

NO COSTUME CREW Friday the 13th.

CURRENT CALENDAR IS PRINTED ON YELLOW PAPER. 
A NOTE IS ALSO COMING HOME EXPLAINING THE SATURDAY EVENING SCHEDULE. 
 
SATURDAY 10/14 MORNING REHEARSAL. 
9AM:  OOMPA LOOMPAS, BRATS, CHARLIE & WONKA.

10AM:  MRS. GLOOP & COOKS

6:45PM:  CAST REPORT TO CHOIR ROOM TO PUT ON SHOW SHIRTS AND PERFORM FOR OUR3 SHOW. PLEASE WEAR JEANS AND TENNIS SHOES.

The Makeup Crew will meet in the Makeup Room on Wednesday, 10/11 from 2:45-5:00pm.

Oct. 10 & 11, Oompa Loompas are added to the rehearsal schedule til 5pm.

9/25/17 Reminder: Show shirt orders are due to Mrs. Willard. Orders can be dropped off at the auditiorium office during lunches or slip it under the door on your way into school.

Willy Wonka
Auditions September 12-14,
Greenville Performing Arts Center

Congratulations to the following students who have been cast. Please be aware, the whole cast will meet on Monday, September 15 at 2:45pm in the Room 102 to read through the script.

A Company Meeting which includes the entire cast, all crew members and their parents will take place on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30pm in the GHS Auditorium.

TODO: GHS Musical Calendar-GOOGLE

Fall Show


The GHS Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce the Fall Musical for 2017:

Roald Dahl's
Willy Wonka

Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Adapted for Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Tim McDonald

Based on the book:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences.

Willy Wonka  auditions are September 12-14 from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM in the Greenville High School Auditorium.  Students wanting to participate in technical crews will be able to sign up at the same time.  Rehearsals begin Monday, September 18.

Cast List

"I've got a golden ticket!" We're proud to announce the cast for the Yellow Jacket Theatre production of "Willy Wonka!" A note on casting, we are very pleased to be able to offer understudy roles for all primary cast roles. We are working on verifying that understudies will be able to perform during a Saturday matinee performance of the show. More details to come:

Willy Wonka - Kyle King
Phineous Trout - Ariah Bremby
Charlie Bucket - Mason Bouman
Mrs. Bucket - Isabella Tower
Mr. Bucket - Justin Yob
Grandma Josephine - Maddie Sharp
Grandma Georgina - Sydney Mingori
Grandpa George - Jake Giddings
Grandpa Joe - Doug Nanzer
Augustus Gloop - Chase Purdy
Mrs. Gloop - Emma Skogseth
Veruca Salt - Lydia Proch
Mr. Salt - Nick Stowitts
Mike Teavee - Andrew Chapman
Ms. Teavee - Hallie Sage
Violet Beauregarde - LillyAnne Verway
Mrs. Beauregarde - Grace Yob
Slugworth - Alex Rush
Cooks:
Charleigh McDonnell
Sam Campbell
Averi Vanhoose
Erin WIlson-Clingerman
Elizabeth Philley
Jenna VanNortrick
Alison Skogseth (Mrs. Teavee Understudy)
Alize Reyes
Nicole McDonnell
Amy LeTourneau
Makenna Johnston
Autumn Champlin
Sadyrah Jensen
Kaitlyn Haen
Alli Fisher
Oompa Loompas
Elizabeth Emerson
Rachel Gyurnek (Grandma Josephine Understudy)
Kylee Kikos
Kaite VanderStel (Violet Beauregarde Understudy)
Hailey Houghton (Grandma Georgina Understudy)
Haven Miller (Mrs. Beauregarde Understudy)
Riley Christensen (Mrs. Gloop Understudy)
Ella Baty (Veruca Salt Understudy)
Logan Higgins (Mr. Salt Understudy)
Bryce Porter
Austin Nelsen (Grandpa George Understudy)
Isaak Sischo (Mike TeaVee Understudy)
Michael Lalonde (Slugworth Understudy)
Cole Bozung (Mr. Bucket Understudy)
Matthew Stanford (Grandpa Joe Understudy)
Jonah Verway (Willy Wonka Understudy)
The Kids:
James - Tay Tobey (Augustus Gloop Understudy)
Matilda - Madison Dyke (Charlie Bucket Understudy)
Sophie - Mariah Niewoonder (Mrs. Bucket Understudy)
Danny - Randolph Bruce (Trout Understudy)
Ysabella Rivera
Reaghan Dolphin
Brianna Sanborn
Grace Burrill
Landry Short
Gabrielle Desjardins
Sabyn Doty
Asia Broun
Rickael Neimark
Evie Smith
Bethany Vanderstel
Chloe Bromley
Kira Hamilton
Kiersten Geer
Billy Ferrier

1st Readthrough Monday, September 18, Drama Rehearsal Room (102). Break a leg!

Rehearsal details:  Willy Wonka will rehearse from the end of September through performances in November.  The majority or rehearsals are held after school, with some taking place on Saturday mornings.   Students should clear out all after school conflict in November.

Directed by: Mr. Chris Chapman
Assistant Director:  Mrs. Linda Custer
Music Direction by: Mrs. Krista Chapman
Technical Direction by Mrs. Jacquelyn Soule
Choreography  Mr. Joseph Curry

Previous Fall GHS Productions:
2016 - "The Addams Family: The Musical" - Directed by Chris Chapman, Music Direction by Krista Chapman
2015 - "Little Shop of Horrors" - Directed by Joel Van Houten & Chris Chapman, Music Direction by Krista Chapman
2014 - "Legally Blonde: The Musical" - Directed by Joel Van Houten
2013 - "Disney's High School Musical" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2012 - "Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2011 - "Grease" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2010 - "The Sound of Music" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2009 - "Pride & Prejudice" - Directed by Laurie Timm
2008 - "Guys & Dolls" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2007 - "Footloose:The Musical" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2006 - "The Music Man" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2005 - "A Christmas Carol" - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2004 - "Godspell" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2004 - "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2003 - "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten
2003 - "The Jungle Book" - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2002 - "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel VanHouten/Keith Hudson
2001 - "The Wizard of Oz" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Jim Goodrich/Jeff Ayres
2000 - "Once Upon a Mattress" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Jim Goodrich/Jeff Ayres
1999 - "Bye Bye Birdie" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Joel & Linda VanHouten/Susan Gould
1998 - "Annie" - Directed by Ruth Hansen, Music Direction by Linda VanHouten

Spring Show

Yellow Jacket Theatre isn't quite ready to share what's in store for 2018!  Check back soon!

Past productions have included:

2017 - "School House Rock LIVE! Jr!" -GMS - Directed by Brooke Heintz
2016 - "Almost, Maine" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2015 - "110 Stories" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2014 - "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2013 - "Urban Legends - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2012 - "Little Women" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2011 - "Disney's Aladdin Jr." - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2010 - "Bleacher Bums" - GHS - Directed by Chris Chapman
2009 - "Charlotte's Web" - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2008 - "The Hobbit" - GHS/GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen/Chris Chapman
2007 - "Arsenic & Old Lace" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2006 - "How the West was Dun" - GMS - Directed by Jaimee Gunn
2005 - "Don't Drink the Water" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2003 - "Ducktails & Bobbysox" - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2002 - "Brighton Beach Memoirs" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2002 - "Beauty & The Beast" - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2001 - "Get Smart" - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2001 - "California Suite" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
2000 - "The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe" - GMS - Directed by Ruth Hansen
2000 - "The Mousetrap" - GHS - Directed by Laurie Timm
1999 - "The Glass Menagerie" - GHS - Directed by Jodi Dewey/Lyle Fales
1999 - "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" - GHS - Directed by Ruth Hansen

Retro-Radio Show

Founded in 2012 as an alternative to "traditional" theatre, the GHS Retro Radio Show proudly performs pieces from and based on the Golden Age of Radio.
Let the cast & live foley artists (sound effects artists) take your imagination on a ride like nothing you've experienced before!

The Retro Radio Show is currently on hiatus.

Ticket proceeds from "The Retro Radio Show" go to Auditorium Refurbishment Projects.

Previous Retro Radio Show Productions:
2016 - "Sherlock Holmes & The Scandal in Bohemia" Directed by Larry Moss
2015 (Fall) - "Dracula" Directed by Larry Moss
2015 (Spring) - "Tales of the Macabre" - Directed by Larry Moss
2014 - "The Invisible Man" - Directed by Larry Moss
2013 - "Flash Gordon" - Directed by Larry Moss
2012 - "The War of the Worlds" - Directed by Larry Moss
 

Theatre Archive

We are looking for photos, programs and advertising fliers from any GHS or GMS production performed since the opening of the Performing Arts Center.  If you have anything we may borrow, please contact Cheryl Willard at 616-225-6109.

In the Theatre Archive Posters area, past programs from our productions are available as well as on the GHS Theatre Facebook Page.

Poster Archive

PDF Document"School House Rock LIVE! Jr." Poster
PDF Document"School House Rock LIVE! Jr." Photo Poster
PDF Document"Good Doctor" 2017
PDF Document"Good Doctor" 2017 Photo Poster
PDF Document"The Addams Family" Photo Poster
PDF Document"The Addams Family" Poster
PDF DocumentRetro Radio Show: Sherlock Holmes poster
PDF Document"Sherlock Holmes" Photo Poster
PDF DocumentGHS Plays Tradition Poster
PDF DocumentGHS Musical Tradition poster
PDF DocumentOne act play traditions poster
PDF DocumentGHS Spring Play 2016, "Almost, Maine"
PDF DocumentPhoto Publicity Poster, "Almost, Maine"
PDF DocumentWest Michigan Theatre Festival 2016 Poster
PDF DocumentGHS One Act 2016 "Defying Gravity" Cast Photo Poster
PDF DocumentGHS One Act 2016 "Defying Gravity" Production Poster
PDF DocumentLittle Shop of Horrors GHS Musical 2015 Production Poster
PDF Document"Little Shop of Horrors" poster featuring Seymour & Audrey
PDF DocumentRetro Radio Show: Dracula Production Poster
PDF Document"Tales of the Macabre" Show Poster, Ghost Cast version
PDF DocumentPerformance Poster for 2015 Retro Radio Show "Tales of the Macabre"
PDF DocumentProduction Poster for GHS Winter Play 2015, "110 Stories"
PDF DocumentPubilicity Poster for "110 Stories" featuring Alec Fowler, Jon Grube, Caleb Kellog and Kyle King as fireman.
PDF DocumentPerformance Poster for GHS Musical, 2014 "Legally Blonde:The Musical"
PDF Document"The Invisible Man" Performance Poster, 2014 Radio Show
PDF Document"The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" Performance Poster, Winter 2014
PDF Document"Disney's High School Musical" Performance Poster, Fall 2013
PDF Document"Flash Gordon: The Retro Radio Show Returns!" Performance Poster, Spring 2013
PDF Document"Urban Legends" Performance Poster, Spring 2013
PDF Document"Cinderella: The Enchaned Edition" Performance Poster, Fall Musical 2012
PDF Document"War of the Worlds Radio Show LIVE" Performance Poster, Spring 2012
PDF Document"Little Women" Performance Poster, Winter Play 2012
PDF Document"Grease" Performance Poster, Fall Musical 2011
PDF Document"Disney's Aladdin Jr." Performance Poster, GMS Musical, Spring 2011
PDF Document"Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" State Awards Poster, One Act 2011
PDF Document"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" Performance Poster, 2011 One Act
PDF Document"The Sound of Music" Performance Poster, Fall Musical 2010
PDF Document"Bleacher Bums" Performance Poster, Spring 2010
PDF DocumentNight of One Acts "Drive-In" Performance Poster, One Act 2010
PDF Document"Night of One Acts" Combo Poster, and "Actors Nightmare" Poster, One Act 2010
PDF Document"Pride & Prejudice" Performance Poster, Fall Play 2009
PDF Document"Charlotte's Web" Performance Poster, GMS Play 2009
PDF Document"Story Theatre" One Act 2009 Performance Poster
PDF Document"Guys & Dolls" Perfromance Poster, Fall Musical 2008
PDF Document"The Hobbit" Performance Poster, Spring 2008
PDF Document"Bury The Dead" State Awards Poster, One Act 2008
PDF Document"Bury The Dead" Performance Poster, One Act 2008
PDF Document"Footloose The Musical" Performance Poster, Fall 2007
PDF Document"Arsenic & Old Lace" Spring 2007 Poster
PDF Document"The Good Doctor" Performance Poster, One Act 2007
PDF Document"The Music Man" Fall Musical 2006
PDF Document"How the West was Dun" Performance Poster, 2006 GMS Play
PDF Document"Grapes of Wrath" District Awards Poster, One Act 2006
PDF Document"The Grapes of Wrath" Encore Performance Poster, One Act 2006
PDF DocumentFall 2006 "A Christmas Carol Poster"
PDF Document"Don't Drink the Water" Spring Play 2005
PDF Document"Becoming Arthur" Performance Poster, One Act 2005
PDF Document"Godspell" Performance Poster, Fall 2004
PDF Document"Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" GMS Fall 2004 Performance Poster
PDF Document"Fortress" Performance Poster, One Act 2004
PDF Document"Fortress" Tour Dates Poster, One Act 2004
PDF Document"Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Performance Poster, Fall 2003
PDF Document"The Jungle Book" Performance Poster, GMS Play Fall 2003
PDF Document"Ducktails & Bobbsox" Performance Poster, GMS Play 2003
PDF Document"Bullshot Crummond" Regional Poster, 2003
PDF Document"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" Performance Poster, Fall 2002
PDF Document"Brighton Beach Memoirs" Performance Poster, Spring Play 2002
PDF Document"The Diviners" One Act 2002 Performance Poster
PDF Document"Wizard of Oz" Performance Poster, Fall 2001
PDF Document"Beauty & The Beast" Performance Poster, GMS Play 2002
PDF Document"California Suite" Performance Poster, May 2001
PDF Document"Get Smart" Performance Poster, 2001 GMS Play
PDF Document"Much Ado About Nothing" 2001 One Act Performance Poster
PDF Document"Once Upon a Mattress" Performance Poster, Fall Musical 2000
PDF Document"The Mousetrap" Performance Poster, Spring 2000
PDF Document"The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe" Performance Poster, GMS Play 2000
PDF Document"Class Action/Final Dress Rehearsal" Performance Poster, 2000 One Acts
PDF Document"Bye Bye Birdie" Performance Poster, Fall Musical 1999
PDF Document"Glass Menagerie" Performance Poster, Spring Play 1999
PDF Document"Hunchback of Notre Dame" Performance Poster, Winter Play 1999
PDF Document"Annie" Performance Poster, Fall Musical 1998

Program Archive

PDF Document"School House Rock LIVE! Jr" GMS Musical 2017 Program
PDF DocumentProgram from 2017 Festival Play, "The Good Doctor."
PDF DocumentThe Addams Family Program
PDF DocumentProgram from 2016 Retro Radio Show "Sherlock Holmes"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2016 GHS Play "Almost, Maine."
PDF DocumentWest Michigan Theatre Festival 2016 Program
PDF DocumentGHS One Act 2016 "Defying Gravity" Program
PDF DocumentProgram from 2015 GHS Musical "Little Shop of Horrors"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2015 Fall Retro Radio Show Dracula
PDF DocumentProgram from 2015 GHS Retro Radio Show, "Tales of the Macabre"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2015 GHS Winter Play, "110 Stories."
PDF DocumentProgram from 2014 GHS Musical, "Legally Blonde: The Musical."
PDF DocumentProgram from 2014 Retro Radio Show, "The Invisible Man."
PDF DocumentProgram from 2014 Winter Play, "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon."
PDF DocumentProgram from 2013 Fall Musical, "Disney's High School Musical."
PDF DocumentProgram from 2013 "Flash Gordon: The Retro Radio Show Returns"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2013 "Urban Legends"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2012 Fall Musical, "Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2012 Retro Radio Show, "The War of the Worlds."
PDF DocumentProgram from 2012 "Little Women"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2011 Fall Musical, "Grease"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2011 GMS Musical, "Disney's Aladdin Jr."
PDF DocumentProgram from 2011 One Act, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
PDF DocumentProgram from 2010 Musical, "The Sound of Music"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2010 Spring Play, "Bleacher Bums"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2010 One Acts, "Actors Nightmare" & "Drive-In"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2009 Fall Play, "Pride & Prejudice"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2009 GMS Play, "Charlotte's Web"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2009 "Story Theatre"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2008 Musical, "Guys & Dolls"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2008 GHS/GMS Play "The Hobbit"
PDF DocumentProgram from "Bury The Dead", 2008 One Act
PDF DocumentProgram from 2007 "Footloose, the Musical"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2007 "Arsenic & Old Lace"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2007 "The Good Doctor"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2006 "The Music Man"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2006 "How the West was Dun"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2006 "The Grapes of Wrath"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2005 "A Christmas Carol"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2005 "Don't Drink the Water"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2005 One Act "Becoming Arthur"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2004 "Godspell"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2004 "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2004 "Fortress"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2003 "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2003 "Ducktails & Bobbysox"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2003 "Bullshot Crummond"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2002 "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2002 "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
PDF DocumentProgram from "Beauty & The Beast", 2002 GMS Play
PDF DocumentProgram from 2002 One Act Play "The Diveners"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2001 "The Wizard of Oz"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2001 "California Suite"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2001 GMS Play, "Get Smart"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2000 "Once Upon a Mattress"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2000 "The Mousetrap"
PDF DocumentProgram from 2000 "Class Action/Final Dress Rehearsal"
PDF DocumentProgram from 1999 "Bye Bye Birdie"
PDF DocumentProgram from 1999 "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
PDF DocumentProgram from 1998 "Annie"

Theatre Archive Posters

Technical Theatre Class

Festival Play

GHS is pleased to present the 2018 West Michigan Theatre Festival Play Entry

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites. With simple sets and uncomplicated staging, this powerful drama is about the inner struggle of Guy Montag, a fireman. Montag has worked as a civil servant for ten years burning books, but lately he has become increasingly unsure about what he is doing and about his vegetable-like existence. It is not until he meets 16-year-old Clarisse, who is filled with strange ideas, that he is led into a dangerous and highly combustible situation. Now he must choose between continuing his nonexistent existence and risking everything for the right to think.

Yellow Jacket Theatre’s production of Fahrenheit 451 auditions December 5-7, 2017, and has roles open to all Greenville High School Students.

Character Breakdown

Guy Montag:  The protagonist and fireman who presents the dystopia through the eyes of a worker loyal to it, a man in conflict about it, and someone resolved to be free of it. Through most of the play, Montag lacks knowledge and believes what he hears. (Male)

Black  & Holden:  Montag's coworkers at the firehouse. They do not have a large impact on the story and function to show the audience the contrast between the firemen who obediently do as they're told and someone like Montag, who formerly took pride in his job but subsequently realizes how damaging it is to society. (Male)

Captain Beatty:  Montag's boss at the firestation. Once an avid reader, he has come to hate books due to their unpleasant content, and contradicting facts and opinions. (Male or Female)

Clarisse:  Walks with Montag on his trips home and is one month short of her 17th birthday.  She is an unusual sort of person in the bookless, hedonistic society: outgoing, naturally cheerful, unorthodox, and intuitive. She is unpopular among peers and disliked by teachers for asking "why" instead of "how" and focusing on nature rather than on technology. A few days after their first meeting, she disappears without any explanation; Mildred tells Montag (and Captain Beatty confirms) that Clarisse was hit by a speeding car and that her family left following her death.   Montag discovers her alive and learning a new book from the Book People. (Female)

1st Paramedic: An EMS Tech who revives Mildred after a suicide attempt. (Male or Female)

2nd Paramedic: An EMS Tech who revives Mildred after a suicide attempt. (Male or Female)

Mildred: Guy Montag's wife. She is addicted to sleeping pills, absorbed in the shallow dramas played on her flat-panel televisions, and indifferent to the oppressive society around her. She is described in the book as "thin as a praying mantis from dieting, her hair burnt by chemicals to a brittle straw, and her flesh like white bacon." Despite her husband's attempts to break her from the spell society has on her, Mildred continues to be shallow and indifferent. After Montag scares her friends away by reading Dover Beach and unable to live with someone who has been hoarding books, Mildred betrays Montag by reporting him to the firemen and abandoning him. (Female)

Mrs. Hudson: An older woman who loves her books like they were her children. (Female)

Faber:  A former English professor. He has spent years regretting that he did not defend books when he saw the moves to ban them. Montag turns to him for guidance, remembering him from a chance meeting in a park sometime earlier. Faber at first refuses to help Montag, and later realizes Montag is only trying to learn about books, not destroy them. Bradbury notes in his afterword that Faber is part of the name of a German manufacturer of pencils.  (Male)

Alice & Helen:  Mildred's friends and representative of the anti-intellectual, hedonistic society presented in the novel. They visit Mildred to participate in tonights episode of the reality TV show, “Family Theatre.” (Female)

Aristotle: is the leader of a group of wandering intellectual exiles who memorize books in order to preserve their contents.  (Male or Female)

Tolkein: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Bronte: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Rostrand: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Dostoevski: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

St. Exuperey: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Tolstoy: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Wilde: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Carrol: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Plato: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Melville: A Book Person.  (Male or Female)

Robert Louis Stevenson: A Book Person.  (Male)

Voices – Clock Radio, disc, alarm, TV, Phone, announcer, men, newscaster.

Rehearsal Details: 

Fahrenheit 451 auditions the 1st week of December and rehearsals begin before Winter Break.  Cast members are expected to be off-book when they return by the end of the first week of January, 2018.  Fahrenheit 451 is the 2018 entry into the West Michigan Theatre Festival and has an accelerated rehearsal/build schedule.  The West Michigan Theatre Festival is earlier this year, and the production must be ready to perform two weeks earlier than previous productions.

Fahrenheit 451 deals with a dystopian science fiction future, and censorship.  Students that are planning on participating should read the book by Ray Bradbury.

Director : Mr. Chris Chapman

Past productions:

2017 - "The Good Doctor" directed by Chris Chapman (WMTF Participating Production)
2016 - "Defying Gravity" directed by Chris Chapman (WMTF Participating Production)
2011 - "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" directed by Chris Chapman (MIFA State Finalist)
2010 - "The Actor's Nightmare" & "Drive-In" directed by Chris Chapman
2009 - "Story Theatre" directed by Chris Chapman (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2008 - "Bury the Dead" directed by Chris Chapman (MIFA State Finalist)
2007 - "The Good Doctor" directed by Chris Chapman (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2006 - "The Grapes of Wrath" directed by Chris Chapman (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2005 - "Becoming Arthur" directed by Chris Chapman (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2004 - "Fortress" directed by Chris Chapman (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2003 - "Bullshot Crummond" directed by Laurie Timm (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2002 - "The Diviners" directed by Amy McFadden (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2001 - "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Larry Moss (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2000 - "Class Action" directed by Larry Moss (MIFA Regional Finalist)
2000 - "Final Dress Rehearsal" directed by Jodie Dewey


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