Welcome to Gunn Theatre for 2018-2019!! We take great pride in producing wonderful shows and exploring the richness to be found in theatrical expression, whether in the form of performance, writing, designing, singing, or any of the other myriad modes of communication that theater affords. Glad you’re here!!
Support Gunn Theatre by becoming a Booster! You can do this by donating with the yellow slip that came with this year’s registration materials, or by clicking on the About/Boosters menu above! Your support allows us to purchase the equipment, costumes, and supplies that are needed to run a top-notch theatre program!
Gunn’s Spring Musical is Lin Manuel Miranda’s astounding IN THE HEIGHTS, March 14th-23rd 2019 in Spangenberg Theatre.
Watch the musical announcement video HERE Check out Gay’s Beginning Salsa Dance video HERE. Auditions are Wednesday December 5th or Thursday, December 6th after school. Callbacks are Monday, December 10th. Check out In The Heights 2008 Tony Awards performance HERE. No Me Diga!!!!
Audition information: Please come to auditions on either Wednesday December 5th or Thursday December 6th right after school. Come prepared to sing about a minute of a song from a musical (although pop is ok!), either with karaoke accompaniment, a friend who can play the piano for you, or bring the sheet music for Mr. Lib to play for you! (No a cappella (unaccompanied) singing please.) Be prepared to move (no tight restrictive clothes or shoes). Gay will teach you a brief routine, and you’ll also be able to show off any special moves or skills you have! You will both sing and dance on the one day you attend auditions! Have fun, see you then!
IN THE HEIGHTS CAST OF CHARACTERS:
USNAVI DE LA VEGA, owner of De La Vega Bodega
NINA ROSARIO, a freshman at Stanford University
KEVIN ROSARIO, Nina’s father, owner of Rosario’s Car Service,
CAMILA ROSARIO, Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s
BENNY, employee of Rosario’s
VANESSA, works at the salon
SONNY, Usnavi’s cousin
ABUELA CLAUDIA, raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother
DANIELA, owner of Daniela’s Salon
CARLA, works at the salon
GRAFFITI PETE, an artist
PIRAGÜERO (PIRAGUA GUY), scrapes piraguas from his block of ice
Gunn’s Fall 2018 Play:
Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
You don’t need to know a thing about Greek mythology to understand and enjoy Metamorphoses. In adapting Ovid’s Metamorphoses for the stage, theatre visionary Mary Zimmerman has created a work of stunning beauty and emotion. Her fanciful updating of the Latin classic was a surprise hit on Broadway. We have assembled a cast of nineteen Gunn actors, each of whom plays multiple roles, to bring to the stage a most memorable production. In addition, the stage crew has constructed an unbelievably beautiful set surrounding a POOL of WATER on stage. The stories of Ovid and Metamorphoses have a vital, enduring, and universal quality which touches something inside each of us. This powerful, timely, and timeless piece of theatre is just right for these “interesting times” and is not to be missed. See you at the theatre! Purchase Metamorphoses tickets here!
Opening Night Lecture and Gala Friday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate opening night with wonderful Greek treats and lively company. You are sure to enjoy the show even more after hearing another one of our scholar emeritus Mr. Tim Farrell’s illuminating talks. Tickets are $25 for this evening and it will be held in the Gunn Faculty Lounge. Proceeds support the Gunn Theatre Boosters. Purchase Tickets HERE!
- Friday November 2nd:
- 6pm: Opening Night Gala
- 7:30pm: Evening Performance
- Saturday November 3rd: Evening Performance: 7:30pm
- Wednesday, November 7th Matinee Performance: 4pm
- Thursday November 8th Matinee Performance: 4pm
- Friday November 9th: Evening Performance: 7:30pm
- Saturday November 10th:
- 2pm Matinee Performance
- 7:30pm Evening Performance
METAMORPHOSES Rehearsals are M, W, Th, Fri from 3:45-6pm;
Metamorphoses Rehearsal Schedule
METAMORPHOSES Potluck rehearsals go from 10-6 both weekends before we open: October 20-21 and October 27-28;
METAMORPHOSES Tech week: M-Th Oct 29, 30,  Nov. 1 rehearsals until 9pm!
Spring Play (TBA) auditions are after school in January 2019. Performances are TBD, 2019!
Gunn’s Student Directed One-Acts:
Student Directed One-Acts Auditions are in TBD ‘19. Performances TBD, 2019