2017 - 2018 Ballard High School 

Theatrical Season


Fall Play

Mary Zimmerman's play Metamorphoses is based on Ovid's fifteen-volume work of transformation myths.  Positioned in and around a large pool on the stage, the characters enact Zimmerman's adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. The tone of the drama likewise echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humor of Phaeton's therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter. Various productions of this play have been awarded multiple awards, including the Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play and the Best Play of 2002. Ballard High School is fortunate to have Cal Arts graduate (and former Riley student), Chelsea Duvall as a guest director for this mind blowing evening of theatre.

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Winter Musical

Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. It is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. The original 1955 production was nominated for nine Tony Award sand won seven, including for Best Choreography and Best Musical Solidifying Bob Fosse as a dance pioneer and his wife Gwen Verdon as a musical theatre icon. The 1994 revival received four Tony Award nominations and won for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Featuring the hit songs “Heart”and “Whatever Lola Wants”, this musical will surely entertain the whole “damn” family!



Spring Play

Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Throughout,Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and fills in playing some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props. Our Town was a success on Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It remains popular today and revivals are frequent.



 

 


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