JH Falcon Players “The Glass Slipper”

The JH Falcon Players finished their three-performance run of “The Glass Slipper.”  Gracie Elliott brought traditional beauty and charm to the Cinderella character, while Xander Billie and Tyson Amos took the ugly stepsister role to a whole new level. Chase Knappe also shined as the slightly odd Majordomo, interacting with the audience, for laugh after laugh. The ensemble added panache to the palace scenes, and the hardworking crew brought everything together in a visually stunning manner. Director Denise Johnson remarked, “This play was a blast to work on and revealed underlying talents in several actors who stepped outside their comfort zones to play unique and challenging roles”.

Jr. High Falcon Players Present The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

The Jr. High Falcon players performed three showings of “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” on November 2nd and 3rd. Audiences at all performances were treated to hilarious and enthusiastic performances by the cast of 24 students. Xander Bille and Jasmin Levy, as Thing 1 and Thing 2, narrated the play with wit and perfect timing. Romeo and Juliet (Dylan Crow and Hope Carney) both shined in their roles as star-crossed lovers, balancing Seuss-ish comedy with undertones of Shakespearian tragedy. Tyson Amos, Gracie Elliott, and Chase Knappe, as Tybalt, Benvolio, and Mercutio kept the crowds laughing throughout. Jr. High crew members, led by Lien Nguyen and Samantha Schaffer, did an amazing job with costumes, prop, hair, and make-up. “This play was so much fun to produce, perform, and watch,” said director Denise Johnson, “I can’t wait to work with this group of students again.”

2017-2018 Performance Schedule

Christmas Show
December 13 – A Monster Christmas, 7 pm
December 14 – A Monster Christmas, 7 pm
December 15 – A Monster Christmas, 7 pm

Falcon Players
August 7 – 1984 Auditions, 3:30 pm
August 9 – 1984 Callbacks, 3:30 pm
October 25 – 1984 Dinner Theatre, 6 pm (Tickets Required)
October 26 – 1984, 6 pm
October 27 – 1984, 1 pm *Students Only
October 27 – 1984, 6 pm
February 5 – James and the Giant Peach Auditions, 3:30 pm
February 7 – James and the Giant Peach Callbacks, 3:30 pm
April 25 – James and the Giant Peach Dinner Theatre, 6 pm
April 26 – James and the Giant Peach, 6 pm
April 27 – James and the Giant Peach, 1 pm *Students Only
April 27 – James and the Giant Peach, 6 pm

Speech and Debate
September 30 – Congress @ Chandler Prep
Oct 20 & 21 – Lost Dutchman @ Red Mountain
October 27 & 28 – Jim Fountain Classic @ McClintock HS
November 10 & 11 – Toro Country Classic @ Mountain View HS
November 17 & 18 – Water Tower Invitational @ Mesquite HS
December 1 & 2 – Winter Trophy @ Arcadia HS
January 12 & 13 – Prep School Classic @ Chandler Prep
January 26 & 27 – Bobcat Bonanza @ Central HS
February 10 – NSDA Congress Qualifier @ Mountain View
March 2 & 3 –  SWSDI Tournament @ TBD
March 9 & 10— AIA State Tournaments (Pending)
March 22 & 24 – NSDA District Qualifier Tournament @ TBD

Marching Band
October 14 at Millennium HS
October 21 at Williams Field
October 28 at Mountain Ridge
November 11 AZ Championships at Perry HS

Competition Percussion
To Be Announced

Competition Color Guard
To Be Announced

JH Arts Performance Schedule
November 2 – The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, 6 pm
November 3 – The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, 1 pm *Students Only
November 3 – The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, 6 pm
February 8 – The Glass Slipper, 6 pm
February 9 – The Glass Slipper, 1 pm *Students Only
February 9 – The Glass Slipper, 6 pm


Jr. High Falcon Players Presents The Storybook Reunion Murders

The Jr. High Falcon Players ended their 2-night run of The Storybook Reunion Murders Friday night, February 10th.  Every member of the ensemble cast played his/her part perfectly. Especially good performances were given by Jack (Druex Rude) and Prince (Xander Bille), whose clever banter drew many laughs from the near-capacity audience. Equally memorable was the chemistry between Cow (Tyson Amos) and Queen (Taylor Munck). Katy Flannery was a hit as the lovable but dimwitted “Dawg”. Ebbe Weaver and Denise Johnson, the plays directors are “very happy with the way our first attempt at the comedy/mystery genre came together so well.”

Fall Arts Festival – Jr. High Theatre

Tonight the Junior High Theatre program made history by performing in their first ever Fall Arts Festival.  This was a night of many firsts as nearly all of the performers had never acted in front of a crowd or even been on a stage before but they worked hard all semester on learning basic technique and overcoming their fears. All 3 classes performed reader’s theatre versions of childhood classics from ‘Fox in Socks’ to a series of Shel Silverstein poems.  Theatre Teacher Dave Coffman was quick to show praise on his new, would-be actors “I’m so proud of all these students, many of whom would not even get up in front of class in the beginning…they’ve come so far.”

JH Falcon Players – You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

The Junior High Falcon Players concluded their 3-performance run of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown on Friday night, February 12, 2016. Julian Alejandre shined as the title character, and Kalysta Nash entertained and amused as his best friend, Snoopy. The ensemble/choir members helped bring the musical numbers to life, and the junior high and school crew members worked hard behind the scenes.  Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Weaver, the play’s co-directors, are very pleased with the production and extend a special thank you to Ms. Goodman for her stage-side piano playing during the show.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Photo Gallery


Special Performance 2.12.16

Guest Interview 2.12.16

JH Morning Show – Crew Introductions 2.11.16

JH Morning Show – Charlie Brown & the Main Character Introductions 2.10.16

JH Morning Show – Charlie Brown’s Pals Introductions 2.9.16

JH Morning Show – Bunnies Introductions 2.8.16

JH Morning Show – You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Preview 1.26.16