Theater

Theater Season 2022-23

Fall Show

Departures and Arrivals by Carol Shields

Directed by Lauren Cuellar

November 9–12, 2022

Set in an international airport in the late 90s, Carol Shield’s comedy invites us to eavesdrop on the comings and goings of an entertaining assortment of characters as they experience the often surreal aspects of plane travel. This diverse, witty, and heartfelt play will transport you back in time, so get on board and meet us in the Sky Lounge wearing your coolest vintage threads!

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Winter Show

Into the Woods, Jr. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine

Directed by Peter Buonincontro

March 1–4, 2023

What happens after “happily ever after”? While the faces and names in this fractured tale are familiar, all the characters intersect through unexpected new plot twists. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical intertwines classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales with a contemporary edge to tell stories of wishes granted and “the price” paid.

 

Spring Show

Spring Student Extravaganza created and produced by OES students

Directed by Emily Stone

May 17–20, 2023

The annual Spring Student Extravaganza is an extraordinary labor of love created by and for students as a showcase of performance-based work in multiple mediums including dance, theater, and video. The OES Performing Arts program believes in empowering students to envision and produce their own creative expression using the widest possible skill set, led by our graduating Performing Arts seniors. Join in the celebration of unique student voices in our community!

 

 


 

About Our Theater Program

Stage productions at OES are an opportunity for the practical application and further development of technical and acting skills learned in curriculum-based courses, serving to encourage students to become involved in the theatrical arts, as well as providing thought-provoking entertainment for the community.

The Visual, Performing, and Musical Arts Department is committed to providing the opportunity for students to participate in at least three fully-produced mainstage productions per year. We are committed to staging plays that align with our school mission and thus benefit the intellectual, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and artistic growth of our students. We strive to choose plays that are relevant to the community and that complement each other over the course of the year in style, content, and technical demand.

Our spring show is a student-driven (written, directed, produced), curriculum-based production, though all productions offer multiple levels of acting and technical challenge to meet students at appropriate developmental levels. Utilizing a mentorship model, OES mainstage productions offer leadership opportunities for our student directors, actors and technical crew. In all productions, we seek a creative, collaborative process and environment and encourage crossing disciplines, divisions, and departments, as well as involvement with the wider community.