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Our 2023-2024 Season

West Salem Drama Department's plans for this upcoming school year!

Join us in celebrating the joy of live theatre!

The Lightning Thief Musical






 

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November 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th @ 7:00pm
November 11th, 18th @ 2:00pm

Synopsis: As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" (Time Out New York).

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Come join us for a night of performances by the wonderfully talented students of West Salem's Theatre Department!

Saturday, January 27th, 2024 @ 2:00pm
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Rehearsals
Tuesdays
3:30pm-4:30pm

Performance
Wednesday, February 7th @ 7:00pm

ImprovaJava is an informal improv show geared towards having fun, and learning new improv skills. To get involved,  show up  to rehearsals and have fun! 
No audition necessary! Improv is a great skill to have under your belt, whether or not you decide to perform!

2024 Thespian Show: 'Til Death Do Us Part

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Performances
March 7-9 @ 7:00pm

This year will be our first year having a Thespian Show! Only inducted members of West Salem High School's Thespian Society may audition. 

You are invited to the most offbeat wedding of the season, where murder takes center stage and all the guests are suspects. Herb and Eula Lomax don’t really approve of their zookeeper son marrying Lotus Blossom, an herbologist, because they think she’s after their money. Newton Figg doesn’t want Blossom to marry Leo because Newton’s still in love with her. Of course Newton’s new date, the bubble-headed Lulu, doesn’t catch on too quickly. Howard, the Lomax family lawyer, has a little something up his sleeve as well. It might involve the mysterious guest who calls herself Aunt Hildy. Unfortunately, Aunt Hildy dies mysteriously before revealing whose aunt she really is! When the lawyer,
Howard, is also murdered, amateur sleuth Miss Peabody, takes charge and conducts an investigation punctuated by the traditional wedding events such as the throwing of the bouquet, the cutting of the cake, and the happy couple’s first dance. But each moment brings Miss Peabody a step closer to the identity of a ruthless killer consumed by greed. Is it one of the bridesmaids? A suave tango instructor? The grandmother of the bride? The corny cousin from Big D? The Justice of the Peace? With the help of the audience, all but the killer (well, and the bodies) will live happily ever after.

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Performances
May 23-25, 2024

Synopsis: In 1926, radium was a miracle cure and luminous watches were the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

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Unified Theatre dissolves typical barriers between youth through transformative, school based performing arts programming. In Unified Theatre, young people with and without disabilities, of all backgrounds, come together as equals to put on a production. The concept is simple: let teens lead, let creativity rule, and put the Spotlight on Ability.

Performances
Spring 2024

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