Lovejoy Theatre Presents: Attack of the Pom Pom Zombies!

ppz-poster-design-1It’s a big nuclear blast to the past! The sci-fi spoof of those bubbly beach blanket flicks of the 60’s will be surfin into the Lovejoy High School Cafeteria!

Set on Santa Muerto beach, school has just let out for summer and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun! Their favorite hangout is a pirate-themed hot dog stand owned by Barnacle Betty (played by Senior, Abby Yeager) which happens to be next door to a nuclear power plant owned by the evil Ivana Ratnik (Junior, Vinny Horlock).

From Nerds to Jocks to Beatniks, Attack of the Pom Pom Zombies is a hilarious show for the whole family, featuring a range of diverse characters, such as head cheerleader, Cindy Sue (Senior, Rachel Bradley), her all-american, football player-boyfriend, Roger (Senior, Patrick Compton), and Cindy Sue’s nerd nemesis, Weenie (Senior, Morgan Riddle).

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, and seniors. Performances will be on November 3rd and 5th at 7:30. Hot dogs will be available for purchase at intermission for a cost of $5, and concessions will also be available. All tickets are general admission; there will be no reserved seating available and tickets are LIMITED. You can buy tickets at http://tinyurl.com/PomPomZombieTickets

Watch as they fight to save the beach from the living dead, while discovering to be proud of who they are. Whether you love zombies, cheerleaders, or the beach there’s something in it for everyone in the family. So, hang ten into the Lovejoy High School Cafeteria at 2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, TX 75002.

Visit: lovejoytheatre.com for more information.

Cast & Crew Meal Form – Attack of the Pom Pom Zombies

Meals are available for all cast, tech, and staff to purchase for November 1-3.  Meals will be served at LHS directly after school.  LHS Theatre Booster Club offers these meals for convenience; students are not required to purchase meals.  You are welcome to bring your own meal if you prefer, or purchase only specific days — whatever works best  for you and your family!

Students should access the link below with their Lovejoy Gmail account.  This is to make it easier to determine who ordered which meal.

http://tinyurl.com/znc8u6q

After you place your order you can pay by clicking the “Donate” button on this page.   You can also pay by check.  Please provide your check number on the Google form.

Due Date:  Friday, October 21st.

Peter and the Starcatcher Cast

Please read the two attachments.  The format is a little off due to the fact the school lost internet access today.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher Cast

http://Peter and the Starcatcher Cast 2

Peter and the Starcatcher

CAST LIST

 

Boy (Peter)- Bryce F

Black Stache- Patrick C

Molly Aster- Hannah H

Fighting Prawn- Joey C

Mrs. Bumbrake- Rachel B

Lord Leonard Aster- Trace G

Slank- Abby Y

Prentiss- Hayward

Ted- Alec W

Teacher- Raegan V

Alf- Austin K

Captain Robert Falcon Scott- Luke W

Grempkin- Vinny H

Smee- Ryan A

Hawking Clam- Katherine C

 

Ensemble: (Can include: Narrators, Pirates, Mermaids, Prawns, Sailors, Clams, Birds)

 

Morgan R

Ireland B

Marcie S

Audrey E

Hallie S

Claire Mc

Nathan Y

Stephen G

Michael W

 

Thank you to all who auditioned and shared your talent with us! We were so proud of your character in auditions and in the holding area!

 

Remember being cast or not cast is not a reflection on your talent or if we like you as a person. Casting is a complex process that involves many variables including but is not limited to: number of characters written, body type, vocal type, scheduling, chemistry, and director vision. And, at the end of the audition process, we have to make a decision. We wish we could cast everyone, since we all care so much about each and every one of you and your growth.

 

If you were not selected to be a part of the cast, please do not be discouraged, there are many ways to still be involved in our program, just come and ask us! : )

 

No matter what the outcome, we encourage you to receive feedback on your audition 48 hours after the cast list is posted.

 

Crew list will be posted next week.

 

If you were cast, our first read through is Monday at 4:30, and will end at 6. Please bring a pencil and a snack.

 

A REQUIRED PARENT MEETING will be held this Thursday at 6 PM. in F105. You are responsible for notifying your parent. If your parent cannot make it, they must call me to make arrangements to get caught up on the information presented.

 

Thank you all so much for making our theatre a great place to make art. <3

 

Lovejoy Theatre Welcomes Tim Doyle!

Tim headshotLovejoy Theatre is pleased to welcome Tim Doyle to our theatre family!   Here is some info about our new Technical Director:

“My love for theatre began in middle school, in a production called, What’s Happening Hamlet, in which I got to play Hamlet. I was so pumped! I continued acting at Rowlett High School and into college at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, where I earned a BFA in Theatre Arts. It was at Midwestern that I began working as a technician as well and my love for technical theatre took form. After college, in 2004, I moved to Austin, Texas and joined a performing arts company called Yellow Tape Construction. During my five years as resident collaborator with YTC, I got the opportunity to help write, compose, conduct, direct, and perform original musicals, straight plays, and dance productions.

In 2010, my teaching career began at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, TX, where I taught both performance and tech theatre. In that time, we produced several shows, including Proof, Fame, Dark of the Moon, Bus Stop, Little Shop of Horrors, Ardy Fafersin, Aida, and Storm in the Barn, which was selected to perform at the 2014 UIL One-Act Play State Meet. In 2014, I became the Head Theatre Director at McKinney North High School, and produced many shows including Rumors, The Addams Family, Check, Please, Hedda Gabler, Tartuffe, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Big Mary, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Western Hero, an original musical written in collaboration with my students.

I often spend summers working for Garland Summer Musicals as the Tech Director. We do two shows a summer, and I have helped produce 9 to 5, Peter Pan, Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story, Crazy For You, Fiddler on the Roof, and Nice Work if You Can Get It. I have also worked as a professional pianist and still enjoy playing piano in my downtime. I currently live in Plano, have been married to my wife, Jennylind, for 8 years, and have 2 dogs, Luca Brasi and Vincent.”

“Nevermore” OAP advances past Bi-District to Area Competition

The Production class gave a winning performance of “Nevermore! The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe” on March 24th at Grayson College.  The group is advancing on to the Area Competition.  The cast and crew received the following awards:

Outstanding crew- Mason Taylor Long

Honorable mention- Trace Glorioso, Rachel Bradley

All star cast – Jak Barth

No best tech crew was given

Advancing – Lovejoy (1st in ranking!)

Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler is hosting the Area competition on April 7th.

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Production Class Advances to Bi-District OAP Competition

Photo Credit: Cathy Haden

Photo Credit: Cathy Haden

The Production Class’s One Act Play of “Nevermore!” advanced to the Bi-District competition.  The cast and crew received the following awards:

Outstanding Technician
Sonali Mehta

Best Tech Overall
Lovejoy HS

Honorable Mention All Star
Lindsay Haden

All Star Cast
Trace Glorioso

Best Actor
Jeremiah “Jak” Barth

ADVANCING.

The Bi-District Competition is March 24th at Grayson College.