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.
Congratulations to Kiera Anderson (“Best Ensemble”), Connor Mickiewicz (“Best Performance,” “Best Ensemble,” “Most Satisfying [Theater Experience]“) and Andrew Perez (“Best Performance”), all of whom were prominently featured in the Sacramento Bee’s 2013 Theatre Year in Review!
Click on the link to read Bee Theatre critic Marcus Crowder’s article.
Greta Gerwig, “Dorothy” in Jesuit Drama’s 2002 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is featured in the book Starry Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight, an anthology of personal anecdotes from “some of today’s most celebrated performers.” The collection highlights “the troubles, hopes, failures and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses and performers.”
Greta most recently starred in the 2012 film Frances Ha.
Jesuit Drama alum Matt Huffman (Into the Woods, Reckless, Ten November) is currently appearing opposite actress Eve Danzeisen in the U.S. premiere of Australian playwright Ross Mueller’s new two-person play Construction of the Human Heart at the Access Theater in New York City. For more information about the production and to see production photos, click on our link to playbill.com. Congrats, Matt!
Jesuit Drama alum Andrew Perez, who fight-choreographed the ninja piece “Park” for last season’s Move2, is featured in the Bee’s Arts & Entertainment cover story about his role as a professional grappler in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a popular new play running at Cap Stage.
Jesuit Drama welcomes back alums Joanna Glum ‘12 and Riley Shanahan ‘10 as instructors of this summer’s Academics Plus Drama Program in the Black Box.
Jo and Riley will be teaching two sections of a new three-week, performing arts class for Jesuit’s summer program as well as co-directing their play “Pirates!”which will play during the day on July 19th.
Jon has spent the last 12 years traveling the country as a writer, actor and musician. Favorite roles include “Barry” in High Fidelity, “Mercutio/Gary” in The People vs. Friar Laurence and “Jaime” in The Last 5 Years. Improv credits include Baby Wants Candy,I Eat Pandas, ComedySportz, Infinite Sundaes, one of The Second City’s National Touring Companies, and two years serving as the music director for the Chicago Improv Festival. Jonathan is a faculty member at Chicago’s legedary Second City Training Center.