The House at Pooh Corner
Friday & Saturday: Nov. 17-18 at 7PM
Students $5, Adults $10
Audience talkback to follow each performance
Into The Woods Musical
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: May 11th - 13th at 7pm.
Students $7, Adults $13 at the door.
Reserved seating available April 17th.
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Three epic plays in one evening. Upper School students present Sophocles' Antigone (in the same translation that is read by all LCA sophomores), the trial scene from Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw, and an original play by senior Ann Rees Berry entitled, Antigone, Joan and Me. The plays tackle age-old themes related to politics, religion, and the individual.
THE WINTER SHOW HELD OVER!
Antigone, St. Joan & Antigone, Joan & Me. Featuring Steven Wangqian '17 as Creon and the Vice President. A talk back will follow the performances.
Tuesday command performance 6:30 p.m.
Tickets at the door:
$10 adults, $5 students
This production is not recommended for children 10 years and under. Content questions could be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a year of unlikely juxtapositions in the Cross Center. In Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest, colonialists land on a magic-infused island and mess with the native spirits and their social hierarchy. In the winter, an original play will explore an anachronistic encounter between the mythic Greek heroine, Antigone, the historic French saint, Joan of Arc, and a 21st century teen who instigates a world-wide social media scandal. And with the spring comes the scrambled Grimm's fairy tale characters from Sondheim's Into the Woods. In every play, unexpected traumatic encounters lead to great loss and ultimate relief "by prayer, which pierces so that it assaults mercy itself and frees all faults." (Prospero, The Tempest).
Watch the full production on our Vimeo page
Prodigal God - Watch an original musical on Friday, July 15th, 7pm
On Friday, July 15
, at 7 p.m.
in the Cross Center, six actors will present a partially staged reading of draft eleven of Prodigal God
, the musical tale of two brothers and one wastefully extravagant father, written by LCA theatre director Christopher Greco, in collaboration with Canadian worship leader, Brian Doerksen. The musical theatre partnership began in 2001 and culminated in an original cast recording that received a Gospel Music Association (GMA) award in Canada in 2010. Due to a variety of complex factors, a stage production was never mounted.
Greco recently reworked the script that was conceived originally as a traditional large cast book musical. The latest version involves only 6 actors who all serve as co-storytellers, and portray the various roles associated with the Luke 15 parable. In Greco's words: "Fifteen years in (or two thousand, depending on how you count it), it's gratifying to discover that the characters and the story are as vivid as ever."
Featured in the LCA reading are Will Stinson '15 as The Father, Josiah Perez '15 as The Elder Brother, Mark Bloodworth '18 as The Younger Brother, Julie Kanach '96 as The Servant, Rebecca Minasian '14 as The Servant's Daughter, and Alexandra Minasian '16 as The Young Trader Woman. Working on sound and lights are Garrett Traer '18 and Matt Fong '16. The actors will perform with scripts in hands, and they will sing live with backing tracks from the original cast recording.
This informal, no-frills workshop is a first-ever version of The Incubator, a summer theatre collective aimed at partnering LCA alum with current students in the development of new theatrical work. Don't be fooled by the program name, the air conditioning is working just fine in the Cross Center, and it's a great place to pass a summer evening. Admission is free.
Brian Doerksen is best known throughout the world as the songwriter of "Come Now is the Time to Worship." His current project is The Shiyr Poets, a word for word musical setting of Psalms.
The original cast recording of Prodigal God
is available for download at www.prodigal-god.com
, and there will be copies of the double-CD available for purchase at the July 15
Much Ado About Nothing
April 28-30th, 7pm
3 of the Above
Read Boston Globe article here
The Magician's Nephew
The Pirates of Penzance
Thursday at 7 p.m. April 30
Friday at 7 p.m. May 1
Saturday at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. May 2
The Pirates of Penzance is a witty and charming operetta by the British duo, Gilbert & Sullivan.
These are daft pirates with soft hearts who let their captives go if the captive reveals himself to be an orphan. A Major General pretends he is an orphan to prevent these pirates from forcibly marrying his beautiful daughters, but then has Major regrets. Some cowardly cops are brought on the scene of a crime-in-the-making to dance us all to a happy, if goofy, end!
More than 40 upper school students are rehearsing the original 1879 version of the score under the direction of Mr. Greco with vocal direction by Mrs. Bulger, choreographic assistance by Mr. Lease, original costumes by Mrs. Sparrow, and sound design by Mr. Wallace. A live orchestra conducted by Mr. Hawkins will feature LCA student musicians side-by-side with professional players, including Mrs. Shim and Mrs. Oliver. Mr. VanderBrug is designing a pirate ship for the Cross Center stage, and our student tech team is dreaming up some surprises. We're going all out for the Cross Center's first ever musical.
Performances are Thursday April 30 at 7 p.m., Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. and 7p.m. There are two different casts of leading players, so you'll want to see the show more than once to take in everybody's creative work.
Thursday night/Saturday night
Harris Desrosier '15 as Frederic
Josiah Perez '15 as Pirate King
Isaac McGonagle '16 as Samuel
Michelle Zhou '16 as Ruth
Jane Zhu '15 as Edith
Dominique Norgaisse '15 as Kate
Ana Bulger '15 as Mabel
Will Stinson '15 as The Major General
Nick Turgiss '15 as The Sergeant
Friday night/Saturday matinee
Cameron Hudson '16 as Frederic
James Palmer '16 as Pirate King
Ruben Walter '16 as Samuel
Alexandra Minasian '16 as Ruth
Emma Bergstrom '16 as Edith
Miranda Pomphrett '18 as Kate
Bryn Gough '16 as Mabel
Kevin Lee '15 as The Major General
Louis Lee '16 as The Sergeant
Tickets at the door are $7 for students, $13 for adults.
LCA students who pay in advance in groups of 5 pay only $5 per person. See the front desk for a "group-on." Offer good through opening night.
Household max for each performance is $30.
Saturday Doubleheader Deal: see both shows for a household max of $50.
Friday - Saturday: Major Barbara | February 6 & 7 | 7pm
Cannons, insults, and warring testimonies. "Oh, I say!" Come see LCA Upper School students perform Shaw's classic satire, Major Barbara. Open dress rehearsal on Thursday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m. (free admission) and performances on Friday and Saturday, February 6 & 7 at 7 p.m. (adults $10, students $5 at the door).
Major Barbara, by George Bernard Shaw, is a turn-of-the-20th-century British comedy of ideas centered on a father-daughter face-off. Andrew Undershaft (Will Stinson '15) is a world-famous manufacturer of munitions. He sells hand grenades, cannons, torpedoes, submarines, and his new aerial battleship to all buyers - regardless of creed, cause, or criminality. His grown daughter, Barbara (Brianna Aguilar '15), is now a major in the Salvation Army, and upon their first meeting since her childhood, Undershaft and Barbara challenge each other to a duel of sorts. If he agrees to give her a shot to save his soul, she agrees to visit his artillery factory. "Take care," says Barbara. "It may end in your giving up the cannons for the sake of the Salvation Army." To which her father replies, "Are you sure it will not end in your giving up the Salvation Army for the sake of cannons?"
Come see who wins this battle of ideologies! Other colorful characters include the queen of the insult, Lady Britomart (Ann Rees Berry '17), a drum-beating professor of Greek, Adolphus Cusins (Josiah Perez '15), a belligerent drunk, Bill Walker (James Palmer '16), and an imbecilic aristocrat, Cholly Lomax (Isaac McGonagle '16) who says, "Oh, I say" an awful lot.
Shaw is considered one of the most important playwrights of the English language, in company with Shakespeare and a handful of others. His plays are known for their biting humor, feisty ideas about class and poverty, and a passionate belief in a transcendent life force that guides human behavior. His most famous play, Pygmalion, was transformed into the classic musical, My Fair Lady. He is the only writer in history to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and an Academy Award.
Friday - Saturday: Little Women | November 14 & 15 | 7pm
Come see our Little Women, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel, adapted for the stage by Marisha Chamberlain. Featuring a cast of more than a dozen middle school students, and a crew of twice as many upper school students, this historical dramedy will have you laughing and holding onto your family members a little more tightly and gratefully in the holiday season ahead. Our full-stage set features authentic Civil War-era antiques, and original student music and set painting.
Screwtape Rewired | September 26 & 27 | 7pm
A two-actor touring company is bringing an original sequel of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters to The Cross Center for two performances, Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. The new show, Screwtape Rewired, by Gillette Elvgren, is an insightful and satirical take on the underworld story for the 21st century. www.screwtaperewired.com
The Christos Story
The Christos Story, is a dramatic gospel presentation by a Canadian touring company in English and in Arabic.
The Good Woman of Setzuan
As if in search of this year's American Idol, three superstar gods comb the land for evidence of human goodness in Brecht's classic satire.
Mile 25.8 is an original theatre piece created by director Christopher Greco and a cast of 16 upper school students. Verbatim interviews of members of the LCA community are woven together with excerpts from 7 Psalms in an imaginative exploration of what it means to push past fears and finish the race.
A middle school play like none you have ever seen! Hand-crafted masks, an original techno-score, and 12 adventurous actors bring the scary old tale to startling life.
An evening of comic songs and scenes.