Westland’s Play is here: 

Auditions for the Cast: This Thursday, October 18, 3-4:30 PM

Crew Interviews: Tuesday, October 23, 3-4:30  (if you are a sixth grader doing outdoor ED on the 23rd, come for a crew interview on Thursday, October 25 at 3 PM)  

Questions? Email lyricwinik@mac.com   All students will be given a detailed information sheet at the auditions and interviews.  

We are asking each family of a cast or crew member to contribute $50 to our Theater Boosters to offset the cost of the show.  

 

In addition, there will be a costume/meals fee of $25 for Westland.  Scholarship assistance will be provided if you cannot afford the fees.  

 

We will have a listserv for all Theater parents and weekly updates from Round House.  If you would like to volunteer or help, please email Beth Pruski, bethannb98@gmail.com

The show:   

The SeussOdyssey. A comedy by Don Zolidis.    Not in the mood for homework? Let the narrators take you on a literary journey, and watch as Homer's Odyssey is transformed into the style of Dr. Seuss. Complete with a singing Cyclops ("Oh the sights you can spy with only one eye!"), the slaughter of the suitors acted out with teddy bears, and the sorceress Circe serving up crew members with a side of green eggs, The SeussOdyssey is a hilarious and speedy reimagining of the classic epic. 

 

Your Director/Lead Teaching artist for The SeussOdyssey is Ian Anthony Coleman 

Ian Anthony Coleman is a Lead Teaching Artist with Round House Theatre’s Education Department.  You can currently see him on stage in Aida with Constellation Theatre. DC CREDITS - Round House Theatre: Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3); Arena Stage: Oliver!; Olney Theatre Center: On The Town, My Fair Lady;  Imagination Stage: Wiley and The Hairy Man [Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding TYA Production], Beauty & The Beast, Looking For Roberto Clemente; Constellation Theatre Company: Peter & The Starcatcher [Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble], The Wild Party;  The Keegan Theatre: HAIR!, Dogfight. EDUCATION: B.S. International Relations & Politics from Carnegie Mellon University, Overtures Musical Theatre Institute at Signature Theatre. He is a proud company member of Only Make Believe. 

 

Round House Theatre: 

Round House Theatre, dubbed “the current meteor in DC theatre,” by Peter Marks of The Washington Post is one of the “Big Six” professional theatres in the Washington, DC area. We produce a six-show season of new plays, modern classics, and musicals for 40,000 patrons each year at our 395-seat theatre in Bethesda. We also provide educational programs for 4,000 students of all ages.

 

Round House Theatre Education inspires creativity, exercises imaginations, and promotes artistic risk-taking, while developing critical thinking, cooperation, and confidence. We believe every student is an artist and encourage them to explore every aspect of theatre—acting, movement, design, and play creation—and the unique ways of telling stories through theatre.  Round House Theatre started as an educational organization and has been providing high quality educational programs since the 1970s in Montgomery County and beyond. 

Schedule:  

Note: All auditions, rehearsals, and crew meetings will meet from 3:00-4:30pm 

  • Thursday, October 18 – Auditions
  • Tuesday, October 23 – Stage Crew Interviews
  • Thursday, October 25 – Full Company First Mtg- Rehearsal & Crew Call
  • Tuesday, October 30 – Crew call
  • Wednesday, October 31 – Rehearsal
  • Thursday, November 1 – Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, November 6 – No school MCPS
  • Wednesday, November 7 – MCPS early release/no rehearsal
  • Thursday, November 8 – Rehearsal
  • Wednesday, November 14 – Rehearsal & Crew
  • Thursday, November 15 – Rehearsal 
  • Wednesday, November 21 – MCPS early release/no rehearsal
  • Thursday, November 22 – No school MCPS/no rehearsal
  • Wednesday, November 28 – Rehearsal
  • Thursday, November 29 – Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, December 4 – Crew call
  • Wednesday, December 5 – Rehearsal
  • Thursday, December 6 – Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, December 11 – Crew call
  • Wednesday, December 12 – Rehearsal
  • Thursday, December 13 – Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, December 18 – Rehearsal and crew call 
  • Wednesday, December 19 – Rehearsal and crew call 
  • Thursday, December 20 – Rehearsal and crew call
  • Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – No school MCPS
  • Wednesday, January 2 – Rehearsal and crew call
  • Thursday, January 3 – Rehearsal and crew call
  • Tuesday, January 8 – Rehearsal and crew call
  • Wednesday, January 9 – Rehearsal and crew call
  • Thursday, January 10 – Rehearsal and crew call
  • Friday, January 11 – Performance, time TBD
  • Saturday, January 12 – Performance, time TBD
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