Annandale's Productions

Annandale's Productions

The 2003-2004 school year started with "Class Acts," essentially a battle between the classes, of one act plays, directed and acted in by students of the respective classes (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior), to win best actor (male and female), best supporting actor (again male and female), and many other categories including best play. The class of 2005, the Junior class, swept the night for the second year in a row with the majority of the awards, for their production of the one act, "Hard Candy." The year progressed with the Oscar Wilde comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest," a British story of mixed identity, and a child named after a railroad destination after being found in a hand bag at Victoria station, was performed in November. Two men are vying for separate women's love, but both claim they could only marry a man named Earnest. What ensues was three evenings of laughter with the following cast: juniors Andrew Hawkins, Amy Jacobs, Jake Brackney, and seniors Ian McLeland, Jon Seiden, Ashley Lippolis, Coury Shadyac and Keris KrennHrubec. Despite the high school, and specifically the auditorium being under renovation, the cast and crew surpassed the obstacles and were able to perform in the lecture hall.

The season continued with the annual student directed children's show, the first weekend in February, "The Princess and the Pea" was the production this year, under the direction of senior Coury Shadyac. Despite an icy night, the cast put on the production of the fairy tale of a prince searching for a bride and putting her to the test of feeling a pea under many mattresses, to a packed house of children of all ages, with the opportunity to speak with, and take pictures with the cast. One of the highlights was the tall bed with all the mattresses stuffed on it.

The year officially ends with the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," but in June there will be a special combined performance of the Annandale High School orchestras and theatre classes, called "Tiny Tots." Last year was an hour of Disney favorites, sing-a-long, and simply instrumental. The members of the orchestra were each dressed in costume, and the ushers also added flavor to the concert by being dresses in costume. This year's concert is expected to be just as fun.