Welcome to Performing Arts at Old Scona Academic!
Drama One Act Showcase: Wednesday, March 21st @ 6:00 PM **NEW TIME**
THE ASTOUNDING WORKS OF SIMON TROUT – directed by Amanda K.
When Karen Carter has yet another fight with her family and she storms into her room, the last thing she expects to find is a fully grown good looking guy sitting on her bed. After getting over the shock of this (and passing out a few times), she confronts him. It turns out that he is actually a magical creature, called a Sprite, but who is generally known as ‘Simon,’ whose power is to restore balance to those who have called for help.
WANTED: ONE GROOM - directed by Michelle Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Shand’s meeting through a classified ad brought marital bliss. So why not place a husband want ad for Kayla, their daughter? But the family carries strict requirements: respect for elders, a promising future and an appreciation for antiques. Excited over the prospect, Kayla invites her best friend over to discuss arrangements. The doorbell rings. A young gentleman, who just happens to be eligible, is answering an ad... for an antique statue! But he’s well-mannered, obviously likes antiques and is even studying law! Through a hilarious conversation laced with double meanings, the prospective buyer becomes the prospective groom!
CHECKMATE - directed by Rafid H.
A tense thriller. In this play a friendly game of chess between husband and wife becomes more of a game of cat and mouse. Michael likes to think he's always one move ahead, but perhaps this time Amy has him in check
THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE - directed by Tatiana N.
The play unfolds in a series of scenes in and around a health club. Five women, from a variety of widely differing backgrounds, meet in a T'ai Chi class. The male instructor is unseen, a voice from the wings. He introduces them to T'ai Chi, which is a mixture of meditation and self-defense. Over a period of time the women, among them a young mother, a personnel director and a corporate lawyer, discover the strength that friendship among women can provide. But even this knowledge can prevent one of them, a meek but modestly ambitious office worker who is encouraged and supported by her fellows, from a failure of courage at the crucial moment. The play ends dramatically, with a recognition that each woman is responsible for the quality of her own life.
SHELTER - written and directed by Zachary C.
Don't miss the world premiere of "Shelter," written by our very own OSA student, Zachary C.! Centering on the relationship between a brother and sister, this wonderful piece is sure to tug at your heart strings.
The Drowsy Chaperone: April 11th - 14th, 2018 @ 7 PM
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.
Once Upon a Mattress: April 26th & 27th, 2018 @ 7 PM
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.