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2017-2018 season


Calendar of Events (subject to change)

Friday, Sept 1 at 7:00 pm
WIT Improv Show & Freshman/Newbie Night

Black Box Theatre

Wednesday - Friday, Sept 6-8
Fall Show Auditions for "Much Ado About Nothing"

Black Box Theatre

Friday, Sept 22
Westlake Theatre Concessions Night @ Football Game

Chap Stadium - Visitor's & Pit (need student & parent volunteers)

Oct 4 at 9:30 am
"Breaking News"
by Don Zolidis
for Eanes ISD 8th Graders
(an Advanced Theatre production)
WHS PAC

Oct 11 & 12
Children's Show Auditions for "Charlotte's Web"
Black Box Theatre

Oct 26-28 at 7:00 pm
"Much Ado About Nothing"
by William Shakespeare
Black Box Theatre

Nov 17-18 at 7 pm / Nov 18 at 2 pm / Nov 20-21 at 9:30 am & 1 pm
(additional performance times TBD)
Charlotte's Web
Black Box Theatre

Dec 8 at 7:00 pm
Winter Showcase/Social Event TBD
Black Box Theatre

Jan 10-12
UIL OAP Auditions for "The Yellow Boat"
by David Saar
Black Box Theatre

January 12 at 7:00 pm
WIT Show

Black Box Theatre

January 19 at 7:00 pm
Winter Showcase
Black Box Theatre

February 17 at 7:00 am - 7:00 pm (performance)
12-Hour Play Festival

Black Box Theatre

March 19-20**
UIL One Act Preview Performance of "The Yellow Boat"

WHS PAC

April 6 at 7:00 pm
WIT Show
Black Box Theatre

April 13 at 7:00 pm
Spring Showcase
Black Box Theatre

May 3-4 at 6:30 pm / May 5 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm
Student Directed One Act Plays (SDOAP)
Black Box Theatre

** Additional/potential UIL OAP contest dates will be made available prior to auditions for UIL OAP.

 


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ticket information

Join us in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are sold at the box office (unless you are a patron - then you get advanced ticket purchase option.) The box office opens 45 mintues before curtain, house opens half hour before. Tickets are general admission - adults $10 and students $5.

The Black Box Theatre is located in the Ninth Grade Center of Westlake High School - 4100 Westbank Drive. Enter the NGC rotunda (the entrance on the east side of the school) and turn right.

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2016-2017 season


WIT Improv Show & Freshman/Newbie Night

Sept 8 at 6:30 pm
Black Box

Once in a Lifetime auditions
4:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Sept 13, 14 & 15

Football concessions - Theatre
Sept 30
Chap Stadium - Visitor's & Pit

Advanced Theatre Performance . Nothing But the Truth
By Ronn Smith, adapted from the novel by Avi
for Eanes ISD 8th Graders
(rehearsals after school in the PAC Oct 3-4)
Oct 5 at 9:30 am
PAC
Cast photo

Stuart Little auditions
Oct 12 & 13, time TBD
(Info/sign ups begin end of September)

Fall Show .
Once in a Lifetime
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Oct 27, 28 & 29
Black Box
Cast photo

Fall Carnival
Oct 30 - 1-4 pm
NGC Cafeteria

Children's Show . The Adventures of Stuart Little
by E.B. White, dramatized by Joseph Robinette
Nov 18 at 7 pm, Nov 19 at 2 pm & 7 pm
Nov 21 & Nov 22 at 9:30 am & 1 pm
Cast photo

Theatre I - mini One-Act
November 30
Black Box

UIL One Act Play Auditions
(Info/sign ups available in December)

WIT Improv Show
January 6 at 7:00 pm
Black Box
Photo

Advanced Theatre Showcase
January 13 at 7:00 pm
Black Box

1st Annual 12-Hour Play Festival
February 18 at 7:00 am - 7:00 pm (performance)
Black Box
Participants photo

UIL One Act Play Clinic @ Leander HS
March 3 at 6:30 pm

UIL One Act Preview Performance
DATE CHANGE: March 7 (4pm - 9 pm), performance at 7:00 pm
PAC
Cast photo

Host and Perform in UIL - One Act District Contest
March 21 & 22 . during school day
PAC

UIL One Act Play Bi-District @ Vista Ridge HS
March 24

Other UIL OAP/Design Dates:
April 4 - Area Contest
April 6, 7 or 8 - Region Contest
April 19-26 - UIL Theatrical Design State Events
April 26 - State Contest (Austin ISD PAC)

Advanced Theatre Showcase & WIT Improv Show
April 8 at 7:00 pm
Black Box
Photo

Student Directed One Acts
May 4 & 5 at 6:30 pm
May 6 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm
Black Box
Program A photo
Program B photo

Theatre Banquet
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 pm

Three Musketeers Preview Performance
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Black Box


15-16 season




























WIT Improv Show
& Freshman Info Night
Sept 4 at 7 pm . Black Box . Free

Twelfth Night auditions
Sept 9, 10 & 11 . 4:15 - 6:30 pm . Black Box
Info/sign ups begin August 31st

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland auditions
Oct 7, 8 & 9 . morning & lunch . Black Box
Info/sign ups end of Sept.

Fall Show .
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Performance Dates: Oct 29 - 31 at 7 pm . Black Box
October 30 show - weather reschedule - Oct 31 . 3 pm
Oct 29 at 1 pm (EISD students)
Oct 30 at 9:30 am (EISD students)

Children's Show . Alice's Adventure in Wonderland
adapted from the works of Lewis Carroll
November 20 at 7 pm
November 21 at 2 pm and 7 pm
November 23 and 24 at 9:30 am and 1 pm (EISD students)

UIL One Act Auditions . Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
January 12, 13 & 14 . Times TBD
Info at end of 1st semester

Theatre Showcase/WIT Improv Show
January 15 at 6:30 pm . Black Box (note the new time)

American High School Theatre Festival Parent Info Night
Feb 8th at 6:30 pm . Theatre classroom, Room 111 (behind Black Box)

UIL One Act Preview Performance
March 11 at 7 pm
PAC - Concert Hall

UIL One Act Contests
March 21 - Zone A
March 24 - District
April 1 - Bi-District
April 9 - Area
April 22 - Region
May 25 - State

SDOAP Auditions
Auditions will be held April 6-7 from 4:17-6:00 pm.
Callbacks will be scheduled on April 8 beginning at 5:10pm.
Sign up for an audition time and pick up materials in the foyer of room 111.

Advanced Theatre Showcase/WIT Improv Show
April 26 at 7 pm . Black Box

Student Directed One Acts
May 5, 6 & 7 at 6:30 pm . Black Box
May 7 matinee at 2 pm

Theatre Banquet - 15 May 2016 (Sunday, 5 - 8 pm) . save the date

2015 - 2016 archived

 


15-16 season







Fall Show . Red Herring
by Michael Hollinger
Performance Dates: October 23, 24 & 25 at 7:30pm

Children's Show . Fantastic Mr. Fox dramatized by Sally Reid
(Based on the book by Roald Dahl)
Public Performance Dates: November 21 & 22 at 7:30pm,
Saturday Matinee November 22 at 2pm
Daytime Performances (for EISD elementary students): November 24 and 25 at 9am and 1pm

WIT Improv Show

January 16 at 7:30pm

The Tale of the One-Eyed Monster
January 27, 2015 at Bridge Point Elementary & West Ridge Middle School


UIL One Act Contest . The 39 Steps
Public Preview at PAC: March 13 at 7:30pm - $5 Admission

ZONE - March 26 at Austin ISD Performing Arts Center (Hosted by Anderson HS). WHS will perform first at approximately 3pm

*DISTRICT - April 2 at Austin ISD Performing Arts Center (Hosted by Anderson HS)

*BI-DISTRICT - April 10 at Hendrickson HS, Pflugerville ISD

*AREA - April 15 at College Station HS

*REGION - April 24 in Waco, TX

*STATE - May 28 at Bass Concert Hall (UT Austin)

* All levels beyond Zone should be considered a possibility for WHS Theatre


Student Directed One Act Plays
. 4 am, Actor's Nightmare, Beatiful Thing, Country Club, Little Women 2, Mind Games, reasons to be pretty
Performance Dates: May 7-8 at 7pm & May 9 at 2pm and 7pm

Theatre Banquet - rsvp by 13 May 15 - for more details


2014 - 2015
archived


Improv shows, in-class performances, informal gatherings, meetings, etc. will be added as they are planned early in the year.

Rehearsal calendars for each specific production will be made available with audition materials prior to auditions.

Audition dates will be posted as they are scheduled.





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