West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Two teens from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective gangs build toward tragedy. Toni Butler directed this touching classic with a live, 30 piece orchestra directed by Michelle Willis and music direction by Erin Walker. Take a look! Directors's Note West Side Story teaches us to love. I believe West Side … [Read more...] about West Side Story
ELA's Got Talent, 2018! It's that time of year again that we get to celebrate all the talent at ELA! Winners of ELA’s Got Talent 2018: 1st Place Overall Winner: Rachel Park K-2 First Place Winner: Gabe Paepke 3-6 First Place Winner: Eowyn Miller 7-9 First Place Winner: Emberly Walburger See you next year! … [Read more...] about ELA’s Got Talent 2018
Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a-show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents Dickens’ brooding mystery. Drood performed February 16-24, 2018 Cast/Team Production Team Cast List Show Photos … [Read more...] about The Mystery of Edwin Drood
ELA's Advanced Theatre class proudly presented Once on This Island, a beautiful tale of love. Once on This Island performed January 11-16, 2018 Take a peak at this beautiful show: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast List: Show Photos … [Read more...] about ELA’s Once on This Island
ELA's performed Joseph November 3-11, 2017. Here's a peak at this totally lit production: Check out this flashback for the Joseph we did at ELA in 2009! Cast List: 6-9 Ensemble Abby Holmes Alexander Lau Alexis Jenson Amanda Larson Brooklyn Bourne Cagney Lotz Calise Campbell Cassie Carone Emily Preece Emma McDougall Hannah Panunuri Kaitlyn Garner Kalli Larson Kira Willis Liesel Robinson Lilly … [Read more...] about ELA’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Performance Information Lion King Jr. performed on December 8-16, 2017. Cast List 6th-9th Ensemble Adria Kroff Amelia DaBell Aubrey Andersen Autumn Kamp Ben Ivory Benjamin Simoncini Breanna Arsenault Brenner Rasmussen Cambree Cahoon Carter Snow Clara Fowler Cressida Bean Ellis Herring Evan James Gabe Spens Isabella Demartin Jaycee Olson Kate Apking Kira Willis Kjerstin Cox Leona Lombardi Lillian Rogers Lilly … [Read more...] about The Lion King Jr.
Kensington Actors Performing Original Works! Our Teen Advisory Board came up with this fun program taking one-acts written by high school teens and producing them using high school actors and directors! (If you are familiar with POW! at ELA... it's the same idea for high school teens!) Performance: Sep. 30 at 4:30p in the theatre! It's free and fun so come! The Plays! Non-stop to Milwaukee written by Holly Roach and Meg Osswald, … [Read more...] about KAPOW!
TBC 2017: Pippin This Tony Award winning musical is about a prince who is trying to find a place where he fills complete in this world. The music is by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden). Add to the story Bob Fosse stylized choreography, 22 amazing teens and a live band... and you have TBC:Pippin! Pippin performed August 11 & 12, 2017. Cast List of Pippin: Show Photos … [Read more...] about TBC: Pippin
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka Performed June 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 and 26 at 7:30p at Early Light Academy Take a peak of this delightful production: Production Team The Cast of Willy Wonka: Show Photos … [Read more...] about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
One of the funniest plays every written: A British farce inside a British farce! Sardines, mayhem, laughs and more! Director’s Note: Noises Off is one of my favorite comedies! I love the play within a play format. This allows us to see theatre in all it’s glory and misfortunes… and laugh at it: laugh at us, theatre people. This is my second time directing this hysterical play and I’m enjoying the journey all over again. It is good to … [Read more...] about Noises Off