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SHS THEATER NEWS
Parent Booster Meeting 4/13 @ 7:00pm For parents of all students who will be coming to Gag Awards or Thespian Inductions, and all parents of anyone involved in Annie Parent Volunteers Needed Please check the SHSADA tab above and click the links for signup.com Drama Guild Meeting About Thespians, Gag Awards and Senior Voting on Tuesday February 27 2:30 - 3:30pm
Productions In the Sarasota High School Theater program we do two or more productions a year. At least one of the shows, most commonly the fall show, is our straight play. Past productions have been "Twisted Fairy Tales", "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" . We also do Musicals. This is usually in the spring, and past musicals include "Beauty and the Beast", "AIDA" and "Les Miserables". These are just a few of the productions we have done. If you want more information, check out the Fall Show and Spring Musical links in our menu list or feel free to email one of our drama teachers- Mrs. Lacey Knispel (Fall Show Director) and Melissa Dweck (Spring Musical Director).
Improv Underground Sarasota High School is the only high school in Sarasota County to have their very own Improv troupe. Throughout the year, they meet regularly and perform at least four shows- two short form and two long form. They work year round with as a group and with masters of the craft- these kids are seriously funny. The Improv Underground Troupe meets after school, but there is also a class that students can take during school hours if they are interested in honing their skills. Contact Mrs. Lacey Knispel for more information.
Thriller One of the most popular events in the SHS Theater Department is the annual Thriller Night. Over 200 students audition for a spot on the SHS Zombie Team. There is both a Elite Travel Team and a Halloween Team that both perform. We have done as many events as 12 in a season, such as being featured on Sarasota's The View, as well as being live on the Lulu and Maverick radio show. We have appeared in Newspapers across the country from California to Georgia and New Hampshire. The theater students learn Michael Jackson's Thriller in their drama classes every day for two weeks and then have an audition. We take anywhere from 80 to 100 students. On Halloween day they get done up in Professional Zombie makeup using latex and airbrushing and complex facial designs, thought up by the students. Once their makeup is complete we descend onto St. Armand's Circle where we Zombie walk and perform Thriller for over 6,000 guests. For more information you can contact the teacher in charge of Thriller Ms. Melissa Dweck
Holiday Dance Team The Holiday Dance Team is a group of students who audition to do the St. Armand's Christmas Tree Lighting where they dance under the Christmas tree and assist along with the SHS Chamber Choir sing Christmas Carols as the tree is lit. They also appear on the parade route for the Sarasota Downtown Holiday Parade dancing on a Holiday Themed Float. The students usually learn three holiday dances. We have done dances in the style of Jazz, Contemporary and this past year a great Swing Number. In order to audition for this event you just have to show up with a partner for auditions.
Where We Are Located Sarasota High School 2155 Bahia Vista Street Sarasota FL 34239 *The theater parking lot is on Tami Sola