Reed-Custer High School Thespian Sponsors are:
“The Reed-Custer High School spring musical is “The Music
Man”. We invite all senior citizens to join us for dinner and the show on
Thursday, March 7th for just $5.00 per person! Dinner is at
5:00 pm in the cafeteria and the show will begin at 6:00 pm in the
Auditorium. Please make reservations with Dee Elsner by contacting the
RCHS Main Office at 815-458-2166, you can pay the $5 to Dee in the office or
pay the night of. The Music Man will also have performances on Friday,
March 8th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 pm, and
Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 pm.”
Alexander Pope once said,“Act well your part; there all the honor lies.” The truth of this statement is the center of the RCHS theatre program. Students involved in the RCHS dramatic arts will find themselves acquiring theatrical, leadership, communication, and organizational skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives if they are open to the magic of theatre and how it can change their hearts.
Why join theatre? Because it makes lives better!
1. Theatre does no harm.
2. Theatre is an expression of a basic human need.
3. Theatre brings people together.
4. Theatre helps build appreciation for democratic life, enhances argument discourse, and increases one's ability to empathize.
5. Theatre contributes to education and literacy. It has been shown to sharpen attention, quicken mental shifts, and enhance language skills.
6. Theatre rebuilds neighborhoods and contributes to industry.
7. Theatre "influences the way we think and feel about our own lives and encourages us to take a hard look at ourselves, our values, and our behavior."
In order to be a Thespian, a student must accumulate a certain number of hours (to be determined by Thespian officers) of participation within the dramatic arts at RCHS and maintain a consistent role on/off stage. Potential Thespians must be students of good standing and display a team player mentality.
To participate in the fall play or spring musical, students must audition. Audition information and material will be made available in room 105 at least 7 days prior to audition dates.
Audition dates are TBA--check school announcements for future details.
In addition to a Thespian Club which is active year round, the drama department produces two main stage shows: a fall play in early November and a spring musical in March.
The Thespian Club will meet before/after school as needed. Rehearsals for the productions are held before school (6:30-7:30 am) and evenings (5:30-7:30 pm).
Listen closely to school announcements for audition and meeting information! You can also speak with Mrs. Kanak (room 105) or Mr. Mangan (room 603) for more information.
More up-to-date information can be found at http://rchschoirs.weebly.com/
List of Past Performances:
|2017: The Adventures of Rose Red
||2018: The Secret Garden|
| 2016: Rumors
|| 2017: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat|
|2015: The Outsiders
||2016: Guys and Dolls|
| 2014: Moon Over Buffalo
||2015: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee|
|| 2014: Willy Wonka|
| 2012: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
|| 2013: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying|
| 2011: Murder at Rutherford House
||2012: The Wizard of Oz|
| 2010: Dracula
|| 2011: Phantom of the Opera|
| 2009: A Curious Savage
|| 2010: Anything Goes|
| 2008: Get Smart
|| 2009: Little Shop of Horrors|
| 2007: But Why Bump Off Barnaby?
|| 2008: Once Upon a Mattress|
| 2006: The Worst High School Play in the World
|| 2007: Singin' in the Rain|
| 2005: Don't Drink the Water
|| 2006: Beauty and the Beast|
| 2004: The Pink Panther Strikes Again!
|| 2005: Pippin|
|| 2004: Grease|
| 2002: Twelve Angry Jurors
|| 2003: Fiddler on the Roof|
| 2001: Lend Me a Tenor
|| 2002: Godspell|
| 2000: Arsenic and Old Lace
|| 2001: Once on This Island|
|1999: Alice in Wonderland
|| 2000: Cinderella|
| 1998: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
|| 1999: Oliver!|
| 1997: Our Town
|| 1998: Working|
| 1996: The Imaginary Invalid
|| 1997: My Fair Lady|
| 1995: The Diary of Anne Frank
||1996: The Sound of Music|
| 1994: Up the Down Staircase
|| 1995: The Music Man|
| 1993: Twelve Angry Jurors / Kid Purple
| 1992: Egad, the Woman in White / The Interview / Assembly Line