Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tarzan Swings into Carroll Senior High School

Tarzan_4C_MAN-AND-TITLEThe stage adaptation of the 1999 Disney film, Tarzan is this year’s selected musical performance offered by the Carroll Theatre Department.

Tarzan The Stage Musical opens this week. Opening night is Thursday, Nov. 6. The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 9.

Carroll Senior High School’s production is family friendly. Gareth Forsberg plays the role of Clayton, the villainous hunter. But despite a history of bad guy roles, Gareth is described, by the cast, as one of the happiest guys around.

“I try to become that {evil} character by detaching myself from being what is socially acceptable”, Gareth says. “ I am so thrilled to show how savage Clayton is!”

The title character is played by Drew Brown, who says perfecting Tarzan’s trademark yell proved to be a challenge.

“This is by far the most physically demanding show I have ever been in…a constant squat, to stage combat, to gymnastic moves and flying…{but} the Tarzan yell may be the single hardest thing I’ve had to do in this show…it’s a full on yodel!”

Brown has prepared for this yell by watching around 100 different YouTube videos and working with the musical director.

Tarzan The Stage Musical opens Thurs. Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at www.dragondrama.net. Additional performances are listed below: 

  • Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Great Gatsby Production Comes To CSHS

GatsbyPoster ImageThe award-winning Carroll Theatre Department is producing a play based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, “The Great Gatsby”.  Simon Levy’s adaptation will be performed by varsity theatre students on October 3 and 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carroll Senior High School Auditorium.

‘The Great Gatsby’ tells the story of triumph and tragedy plaguing American society during the 1920s. Scenes include dancers performing classic dance moves from the 1920s Jazz Era. The Technical Theatre students are excited to be designing and building elaborate set pieces, including the iconic yellow car. Most students are thrilled to produce a show based on a book they have previously studied in English III. Mature Audiences, please.

A second production is in the works for later this fall. CSHS students and staff will present “Tarzan: The Stage Musical”. Opening night will be Thursday, Nov. 6.

More information can be found on DragonDrama.net.

Carroll Theatre Students Present The Wiz

©rexteterphotographyRoxann Taylor and Associates, Realtors is proud to present a Carroll Theatre Department production of The Wiz, the New Musical Version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum with book by William F. Brown and Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls and Timothy Graphenreed. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul.

Seniors Steven Riedel, Heather Wang, Brandon Norall, Carson Skinner, Carter Sullivan, Theresa Guarino, Emily Cutler, Grant Pike, Kristine Lahde, Joey Donoian, Sarah Warren, Cody Shuck, Timmy Thompson, and Christie Griffin will bring the curtain down on their final Carroll Theatre Department production before heading off to college next year, along with 80 Carroll Theatre Department students, grades 9 – 12.

The New York Post says this production “Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat…great fun.”

Tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased online. Using the online ticket purchase system, guests can choose their own seats and print their own tickets by ordering at www.DragonDrama.net

The show opens on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are in the Carroll Theatre Auditorium, located at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, Texas 76092.

Les Miserables Performance to Feature A Heart Full of Love

Roxann Taylor and Associates, Realtors is proud to present a Carroll Theatre Department production of Les Miserables.

Seniors Emily Cutler and Timmy Thompson (pictured right) initially met two years ago during Carroll Theatre Department’s Beauty and the Beast, when Emily played a Townsperson who bought three eggs from the Egg Seller, Timmy Thompson.  Now they are playing their dream roles of Cosette and Marius, respectively.

“Earning the role of Cosette has meant so much to me. Although grueling, the audition process was well worth my time and I can’t even begin to describe the joy I felt when my name matched with my favorite character on the cast list. Not to mention, my best friend in the world, Timmy Thompson, and I were paired as the show’s romantic duo. Our relationship has grown and flourished in the show and Timmy has been my rock throughout, “ said Senior Emily Cutler.

Senior Timmy Thompson said, “The character Marius and my personality have fit together like two puzzle pieces.  The rehearsals are very rewarding and I look forward to them every day, because I get to spend time with my closest friends.  My relationship with Emily Cutler is very helpful to this role, because we already have the natural chemistry that Marius and Cosette need. When I sing “Heart Full of Love”, I’m singing it to Emily, not Cosette. During the summer, we both were dreaming about receiving the roles of Marius and Cosette, and now it is a dream come true. I’d like to thank the Martinsens and Mrs. Fisher for helping me achieve this role.”

The show opens on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and continues on the following dates:

Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at $15, $20 or $25 depending on seat location and date.  Using the online ticketing system, guests can choose their own seats and print their own tickets by ordering at www.DragonDrama.net  

All performances are in the Carroll Theatre Auditorium, located at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, Texas 76092.

Best Friends Perform Together in Musical

Roxann Taylor and Associates, Realtors is proud to present a Carroll Theatre Department production of Les Miserables.

Seniors Joey Donoian and Kristine Lahde, both four-year Carroll Theatre Department veterans, have utilized their strong friendship to win fabulous roles as Javert and Eponine, respectively, in the upcoming musical production of Les Miserables

“We met during our first Carroll Theatre production, freshman year, and we’ve been best friends ever since. Throughout the struggle and drama high school can bring, we have always been there for each other, and are each other’s biggest supporters,” said Joey.

Kristine agrees, “Working on Les Mis together has seriously been a dream come true for us. It’s one of our favorite musicals and we could not be more excited about it!”

Joey is planning on studying musical theatre in New York City, while Kristine planes on pursuing film in LA.

Both seniors will audition for college placement in Musical Theatre and Acting in mid-November at the North Texas Auditions.

Tickets are selling fast with Golden Circle seating sold out for some performances. Tickets are available at $15, $20 or $25 depending on seat location and date. With our ticketing system, you can choose your own seats and print your own tickets by ordering at www.DragonDrama.net.  To read more about this year’s production, click here.

The show opens on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. and continues on the following dates:

Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

All performances are in the Carroll Theatre Auditorium, located at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, Texas 76092.

 

Tickets on Sale Now for Les Miserables


Cast members of this year's Musical 'Les Miserables'

Roxann Taylor and Associates, Realtors is proud to present a Carroll Theatre Department production of Les Miserables.

One of the first high schools in the nation to premiere the full Broadway score, this international smash hit may be the most popular musical in the world.  The musical has won over 70 major theatre awards including an Olivier, Tony, and Grammy.  A film adaptation of the stage musical, featuring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, was released on Christmas of 2012.

Seniors Heather Wang and Mark Elliott (pictured right) are working extremely hard to prepare themselves for the roles of Fantine and Jean Valjean in the upcoming production which opens this first week in November.  Two of the greatest roles in musical theatre, these two seniors have been working and preparing for this opportunity since the spring of 2013.  Private voice lessons, dance lessons, and extensive character research will aid these two Carroll Thespians in their important debut on opening night! Both seniors, who have been with Carroll Theatre Department for four years, will audition for college placement in Musical Theatre and Acting in mid-November at the North Texas Auditions.

Another sold out performance run is anticipated so please order your tickets early.  Tickets are available at $15, $20 or $25 depending on seat location and date.  With our ticketing system, you can choose your own seats and print your own tickets by ordering at www.DragonDrama.net

The show opens on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.  All performances are in the Carroll Theatre Auditorium, located at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd.

Nominee for Best High School Musical Theatre Performer Includes CISD Senior

Sara Faris has been a dedicated thespian with Carroll Theatre for four years, earning her National Honor Thespian rank this May.  She has performed in White Christmas, The Phantom Ship, The Haunted Prison, Poetry Slam 2010 – 2012, The Haunted Asylum, Beauty and the Beast (Babette), and Legally Blonde The Musical as Elle Woods and Brooke Wyndham in 2012. In preparation for the parts, Sara worked a strict schedule that included private ballet lessons and an exercise regime specifically designed to build performance endurance.

Recently, Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Schmidt and Jones Awards hosted by Lyric Stage is a tremendous opportunity for her as it is part of the fifth annual National High School Musical Theater Awards. Faris received a nomination for Best Actress for her role in last fall’s production of Legally Blond The Musical. Click here to read more and vote for Sara. Should she win, Faris will take part in the National competition next month at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.  A panel of judges will choose two students for the coveted the Jimmy™ Awards for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress.  The program will also include a week-long theater intensive in New York City later this summer.

Sara’s passion for the performing arts started at the age of two. Upon visiting her older sister’s dance classes, the teacher noticed her enthusiasm for the choreography and music and suggested that she be enrolled in a tap, ballet, and jazz class. From there, she was hooked. She fostered an intense infatuation with the stage, which was only strengthened when she performed a solo part in her first musical at the age of seven. This was the beginning of her vocal and theatrical career. She began writing songs participating in a local community theatre, STARS at the age of eight. After a few years and many performances with STARS, Sara auditioned for a performing arts group called “Superstar Express” that promoted health and wellness at local schools and other venues through music and performance, and even opened for bands like the Jonas Brothers. At the age of twelve, Sara was inducted as the youngest member in the history of the older group, working very hard to keep up with the fast paced and physically demanding rehearsals. The ultimate payoff was her eight-show stint at Walt Disney World at the age of thirteen. From there, Sara continued to explore her music passion with a quirky pair of producers, Mike and Mark Stitts, who offered to work with her to produce her own self-written album. Never refusing a challenge, Sara accepted and began the two year task that would come to be known as “Painting Poetry”. Seeking a more focused atmosphere to work on her recording, Sara decided to spend her sophomore year of high school at the DFW Performing Arts Conservatory. She took classes in dance, music, voice, and acting, marking the beginning of what would become a habit of working very hard to improve her craft. Upon the completion of “Painting Poetry”, Sara decided to go back to public school to give musical theatre a try for the first time since her time in STARS and will graduate next month.  For now, Sara continues to work on her music featured on her YouTube channel,  “saradaisyy” and plans to attend Belmont University as a commercial music major next year.

Dragon Drama Musical Tickets Available

Carroll Theatre Department is honored to be among the first high schools in the nation to premiere Legally Blonde: The Musical. The production is based on the movie, “Legally Blonde” which starred Reese Witherspoon.  The Carroll Theatre Department production has a PG rating for students 13 and under.

Another sold out performance run is anticipated so please order your tickets early.  Tickets are available at $15, $20 or $25 depending on seat location and date. Using the new ticketing system, guests can choose seats and print tickets by ordering at www.DragonDrama.net  

The show opened Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. and continues on the following dates/ times:

  • Saturday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 2nd at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. (Staff and School Board night)
  • Friday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9th at 2:30 p.m.

All performances are in the Carroll Theatre Auditorium, located at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd.

Tickets Going Fast for Dragon Musical

Carroll Theatre Department’s Legally Blonde The Musical Tickets are Selling Fast!

Another sold out performance run is anticipated so please order your tickets early.  Tickets are available at $15, $20 or $25 depending on seat location and date.  Guests can use Carroll ISD’s Ticket Tracker ticketing system to select, purchase and print tickets. Find the link to order at DragonDrama.net

The show opens on Friday, Nov. 30 and runs for two consecutive weekends through December 9 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees Dec. 2 and 9 will be at 2:30 p.m. A performance has been added for Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m.

All shows are in the Carroll Theatre Auditorium, located at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd.