Yorktown curricular theatre students put on a variety of shows each year, including Theatre IV’s One Person Shows and Theatre IV and II’s One Act shows. All Yorktown students may audition for the Spring Show, which is a musical every other year.
One Person Shows (Theatre IV)
Theatre Arts IV is a performance year, where students apply knowledge from preceding theatre courses to develop an original 30-minute One Person Show based on an historical or literary character. Each student researches and writes a script, designs sets and properties, and produces and performs their piece. Be sure to attend the 2017 One Person Show Marathon!
Spring Show (by audition – open to all Yorktown students)
Each spring, the Theatre Department produces a show that involves the entire student body. This year’s show is Pippin. Recent productions include: The True Adventures of Pinocchio, West Side Story, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Aida, James and the Giant Peach, Peter Pan, Seussical, and The Secret Garden. These shows allow students of all ability levels to use their creativity, develop technique, and work cooperatively with a diverse group of people.
Fall One Act Show (Theatre III & IV and Technical Theatre)
Advanced theatre students have the opportunity to perform in a one act play for district, regional, and/or state high school theatre festivals. (Read more about these festivals.) The public is invited to attend early performances of these shows, with the opportunity to offer comments to the director and ask the cast questions. This year’s show is The Lottery.
Spring One Act Show (Theatre II)
Each spring, the Theatre II class produces a contemporary American one act play with accessible content and text. These shows are truly an ensemble effort exemplifying the “It’s not about you” philosophy of Yorktown Theatre Arts. Recent productions include: Snow Angel, Things Fall (Meanwhile), The Long View, 15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play, Play the Hand that’s Dealt, Bad Auditions by Bad Actors, Perfect, Check Please, Cut, Cave Dreams, This is a Test, Curtain Call to Arms, and Candid Shots. This year’s spring One Act, by Ian McWethy, will be on June 1.