No one should be subjected to a sweatbox! SHS students use the Drama Center for a classroom, rehearsals, shows, to watch films and various other events. Countless hours are spent inside this theatre. The doors must be kept closed during performances and rehearsals to protect the integrity of the shows and reduce outside noise. With stage lighting and no ventilation, the space can become stiflingly hot. This damages equipment and makes it difficult for students to do their best work or for audiences to enjoy performances.
Help the Saratoga Theatre Arts raise the remaining $40,000 to reach our goal of $80,000 by October 31st for the installation of air conditioning in the Thermond Drama Center (the little theatre). We’re already halfway there. Can you help us flip the switch by contributing at one of the following levels:
$100- $250 Ice Cube Make check payable to: Saratoga Theatre Arts
$250 - $500 Popsicle Drop your check at the office or mail to:
$500 - $1000 Joe Cool Saratoga Theatre Arts -SHS
$1000 - $5000 Deep Freeze 20300 Herriman Ave
$5000 + Snow Angel Saratoga, Ca 95070-4999
Remember to contribute company matches.
Plus Snow Angels will be matching UP TO $15,000 in donations until October 31st! So Act now
BE COOL AND DONATE TO THE NO SWEAT CAMPAIGN!
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SHS Drama Showcase Night, Thermond Drama Center, Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Saratoga Theater Arts Boosters and the SHS Drama Club invite all middle school students and other drama enthusiasts to a special free performance Wednesday, May 30th at 7:30 in the Thermond Drama Center at Saratoga High. It’s a year’s worth of drama packed into one exciting night when SHS drama students perform highlights from student shows (“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “No Exit”), main stage shows (“Tartuffe” and “South Pacific”), and other drama-related events (ITS Festival pieces, Comedy Sportz and more)! The program will be followed by a brief Q&A. This is a great opportunity to see what’s been happening this year and find out what you can expect when you participate in the drama program at SHS.
Director Joshua Harris, Student Production, Thermond Drama Center, May 24,25 & 2, 2012
“When I’m alone I flicker out.” –Inez, “No Exit”
Don’t flicker out. Come to the SHS Drama student production of Jean Paul Satre’s acclaimed one-act play in which three people, locked together in eternity, attempt to discover the truths of their own existence (and why hell is a small room with bad furniture and extremely annoying people). Directed by Joshua Harris and performed by Marshall Westall, Annelise Nussbacher, Laura Hannibal and Nastasya Kutuyev in the Thermond Drama Center. Thursday, May 24, Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26. All performances begin at 7:30. Tickets are available at the door or from Ms. Dini in the SHS Main Office. $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Join us Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Thermond Theatre for an evening of mystery and intrigue, fine food and entertainment, high fashion and high drama! Black tie optional, masks encouraged. Come and be part of the Murder Mystery Masquerade! This is the second in a series of a fun-filled Murder Mystery at SHS. The evening has been scripted by alumni Sarah Thermond and directed by SHS student Maddie Emery.
Adults $50, students $35 and table $350, for tickets email SHSMasquarade@gmail.com
SHS & LGHS Improv Groups, Student Performance, Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM
The real competition is off the field! Its an unprecedented, unmitigated, (potentially unseemly) and totally unscripted comedy contest when cross-town rivals battle it out to see who can get the biggest laughs. Come cheer on the SHS Comedy Improv Group. Don’t miss Clayton Brown, Annelise Nussbacher, Josh Harris, Ehrland Hollingsworth, Feargus MacFhionnlaoich and Sasha Samoilov. As they challenge Los Gatos High School Improv Team in the Thermond Drama Center, Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm. Tickets $7, available from Sue Dini in the SHS office or at the door.
Director Karin Babbitt, Musical Director Jim Yowell, SHS Spring Musical, McAfee,March 8-11, 2012
Saratoga High School’s Drama Department sets a course for intrigue, romance and humor with its modern revival of Rogers & Hammerstein's multiple Tony Award-winner “South Pacific.” Considered one of best musicals of all time, the World War II South Seas classic explores racial themes that are as relevant today as they were when written, and features a raft of memorable tunes including "Bali Ha'I," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Some Enchanted Evening," “Honey Bun,” and “Cockeyed Optimist.” Don’t miss this timeless production. One weekend only, March 8-11, in the McAfee Performing Arts Center. Show times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday @, 7:30 pm; and Sunday @ 2:00 pm. Contact SHS for tickets, 867-3411, ext 201 or email@example.com.
SHS Improv Group, Student Performance, Friday, February 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Jack Black. Will Ferrell. Tina Fey. Mike Myers. They all got their start in their high school drama departments. Come see Saratoga High’s own rising comedy stars when the SHS Improv Group performs for the first time ever in the Comedy Sportz High School League! Weeks of seriously rigorous comedy training have prepared them for an all out battle of improv madness. Don’t miss Clayton Brown, Josh Harris, Ehrland Hollingsworth, Feargus MacFhionnlaoich, Annelise Nussbacher and Sasha Samoilov, The SHS Improve Group, in the Comedy Sportz High School League. Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm in the Thermond Drama Center at SHS. Tickets $7, available 2 weeks before performance in the admin office from Sue Dini, or at the door.
1. Improve Drama Community Communications– Meet monthly with Drama Club leadership, Drama Faculty and Saratoga Theater Arts Board, to discuss, plan and update student, faculty and Saratoga Theater Arts on drama events and drama concerns.
2. Consolidate Drama Calendar – Including Drama Club, Drama Department show and field trips and Saratoga Theater Arts fundraisers.
3. Saratoga Theater Arts promotion plan for South Pacific – Goal is to fill the McAfee for all performances. Process is TBD but the general plan is to target various Saratoga communities, such as retirement, business, middle and elementary school. Various promotion strategies will be applied such as SHS newspaper, Saratoga Community newspaper, community signage etc.
4. Responsible for concessions for drama performances – Decide on, purchase, coordinate and staff volunteers to sell concessions at drama performances.