Jesuit Drama alum Greta Gerwig (You Can’t Take It with You, All American, The Visit, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) just got a rave review from the New York Times for her directorial debut of her film Lady Bird, a semi-autobiographical work for which she also wrote the screenplay.
Click on the link below to read the review.
Also, check out the Sac Bee article about the Sacramento premiere of her film at the Tower Theatre.
Jake Honnold ‘17 (Spamalot, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Xanadu, Terror Stories) was just featured in the hit musical American Idiot at the Harlen Adams Theater at Chico State: “We closed last Sunday and it was an amazing run!”
Jesuit Drama alum Rob Habel (The Princess Bride, Aladdin, The Laramie Project, Move!, Sweeney Todd, Hamlet) and fellow JHS alum Pat Sweeney’s band Petaluma is getting some well-deserved buzz these days.
Check out the links below to hear their music and to hear them interviewed by Beth Ruyak on the Capital Public Radio program “Insight.”
Jesuit Drama alum and NYU film student Greyson Horst (Romeo & Juliet, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, Beauty & The Beast) gets the festival premiere of his film “Where’s Darren” at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival on Saturday, September 23rd, at 12:00 noon at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium screening room.
His friends and fellow Black Box alums Nick Crumley, Liam O’Donnell, A.J. Randhawa, and Julia Rehwald appear in his film.
Jesuit Drama alum John Sanders ‘95 (Macbeth, Ten November, My Fair Lady) has a featured role in the American premiere of Groundhog Day: The Musical, a London import based on the popular film of the same name.
In a recent broadway.com interview, John reflects on his time in Jesuit Drama:
On Wednesday, March 22, eighty-five students of the Pocatello High School Choir from Pocatello, Idaho, took a break from their west coast singing tour and stopped by the Black Box Theater to catch a performance of Spamalot.
After the show, their director, Mr. John Grayson, treated the cast and audience to an impromptu song.
It was a great night, and after the cast changed out of their costumes, the singing continued in the lobby!
See Kelsey Magana (Grizabella in our production of Cats) as the love-struck librarian, Marian, in the classic American musical The Music Man later this spring at the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts.
Congratulations to Jesuit Drama alum Scott Klier ‘89 who was just named Producing Artistic Director of California Musical Theatre (CMT), one of the area’s largest non-profit arts organizations that produces the Broadway Series and Music Circus.
Please read the Sacramento Bee announcement that’s linked below.
Our 2016 Winter Musical, Xanadu, set attendance and box office records and became the first production in our forty-nine year history to completely sell out eleven performances.
A great show performed by a wonderful and goofy cast, designed and supported by an outstanding and hard-working crew, and lead by a talented and dedicated staff made for late-winter, “craptastic” magic in the Black Box.
Congratulations to all involved, and a heartfelt thank you to all of our audiences and patrons!
Jesuit Drama alum Tim Orr ‘91 (Moonface in Anything Goes, R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, to name just a few roles) is currently at the helm of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder Colorado as their Producing Artistic Director.
Click on the links below to read more about Tim and about what he does!
Jesuit Drama alums Andrew Perez and Connor Mickiewicz can be seen in Cap Stage’s winter production The Behavior of Broadus, a new musical about the incredible, sort-of-true story of John Broadus Watson, father of Behaviorism and modern advertising.
To find out more about the show, click the link below.
This summer, many Jesuit Drama alums, current students and staff “joined the circus” and worked at California Musical Theatre’s Music Circus. Celebrating its 65th anniversary season, this nationally recognized company (and local fan-favorite) has quite a few Jesuit Drama folks:
“For the month of April, I will be touring with The Party Animals as we perform for the kids and families on Armed Forces bases overseas. I feel crazy lucky to have this opportunity and to get to give even just a little bit back to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.”
Peter Hodgson (Achilles in America, Urinetown, Sweeny Todd) is currently studying at NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program on scholarship. He is a graduate from NYU Steinhardt with a degree in Music Theory and Composition where he studied with Grammy Award winner Herschel Garfein.
His latest project is with RoundTable Theatre, coordinating the music for their upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line.
For more information about the project, click on the link.
This fall, the students and staff of Jesuit Drama will collaborate on a company-created new work about those affected by displacement, houselessness and homelessness.
Homelessness in our city is a growing problem, and its effects on our businesses, churches, communities, economy, environment, families, friends, law enforcement, neighborhoods and veterans cannot be ignored. This, combined with hearing about Sr. Libby Fernandez’s new mobile, bike-ministry “Mercy Pedalers,” has inspired us to create a play of our own.