The Williston Northampton School has extensive opportunities for students interested in acting or theater production. We offer curriculum-based classes, senior independent projects, directed studies in theater and acting, and an exceptional extracurricular program.
Every fall and spring students mount a main stage production, and over the years the school has developed a reputation for producing serious and challenging plays, such as Picnic and Dark of the Moon. In February a lighter mood takes over when Williston Northampton students produce a children's play for area elementary school children. Anne of Green Gables, The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, James and the Giant Peach, and other classics have delighted close to a thousand children, who line up for autographs after each show.
In alternate years, the students stage a full-scale musical that utilizes their acting, dancing, and singing talents. Past productions include Seussical, City of Angels, and Guys and Dolls.
This Year's Productions:
A Servant to Two Masters
Carlo Goldoni's "A Servant to Two Masters," a comedy about a greedy servant who tries to serve two masters at once. Written in 18th century Italy, Carlo Goldoni’s masterpiece, A Servant to Two Masters is one of the most loved and widely performed plays of all time. The story revolves around Truffaldino, a witty and greedy servant, who tries to make an extra buck serving two masters at once. Full of mistaken identities, miscommunication, and deception, A Servant to Two Masters will make you laugh until it hurts.
This year's cast includes:
Truffaldino: Ben Sarat '14
Beatrice: Melissa Falcone '14
Florindo: Harry Shea
Silvio: Oliver Demers '14
Clarice: Marie Innarelli
Smeraldina: Mackenzie Zehring '14
Pantaloon: Calvin Frye
Dr. Lombardi: Henry Lombino '14
Brighella: Noah Jackson
Zanni: Calvin Ticknor-Swanson, Leeanna Albanese, Makenna Hambley, Aleya Gaba
Stage Manager: Emily Sillars
This year's Children Theatre production is Cinderella. Cinderella is a classic fairytale we all know and love. It is a story about transformation that teaches us if you wish hard enough you can make your dreams come true. In this adaptation, twelve young girls’ dreams bring them into the story of Cinderella-transforming their princess sleepover party into an actual fairytale. The Fairy Godmother brings them along on this magical journey-complete with evil stepsisters, an extravagant ball, and of course a valiant Prince Charming. The play reminds everyone just how powerful dreams can be. Be sure to see this fun, interactive retelling of this timeless story before the clock chimes and the magic is lost!
This year's cast includes:
Cinderella: Emma Demerath
Fairy Godmother: Neha Nasciemiento
Prince: Catherine King
Stepmother: Julia Cavanaugh
Matilda: Jasmine Butler
Griselda: Emily Barnes- Taub
Francelda: Roya Mostafavi
Prime Minister: Claire Harrison
Duchess: Ellie Wolfe
Lady One: Natalie Richard
Lady Two: Maddie Elsea
Lady Three: Alexandra Matuson
Urinetown, a satirical musical that takes a hard look at bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and social politics (with a few paradies thrown in for good measure).
Learn more about upcoming and past productions or reserve tickets online.
If you love the theater but would rather work behind the scenes, there are plenty of opportunities. Stage managers control sound and lighting from the computerized control booth. Intricate sets are built in the scene shop. Whether you see yourself hanging lights or "managing the house," you can learn more about the technical aspects of theater production in both the curricular and the extracurricular program, and in some cases, through Independent or Directed Study.