The Falcon Players closed their production of 1984, this Friday. In their four show run they were able to perform for family and friends as well as their classmates and teachers. Jeremiah Thomas and Melissa Mena led the cast as Winston and Julia. Seniors, Kaitlyn Kief, Alex Goehring, and Kristen Smith, shined in their ability to make supporting roles memorable and empathetic. Director, Katie Gardea commented, ” I am extremely happy about how hard the cast and crew worked to pull off this challenging piece.”
Falcon Players Presents 1984
Winston- Jeremiah Thomas
Julia- Melissa Mena
O’Brien- Reece Hamilton
Loudspeaker- Shayla Lam
Parsons- Kaitlyn Kief
Syme- Alex Goehring
Landlady- Kristin Smith
Martin/Guard 1- Adalila Machic-Hoitzil
Guard 2- Kania Diaz
Messenger/Waitress- Elizabeth Martin
Coffee Vendor/Gladys- Maya Ferrara
Stage Manager- Kaliegh McAllister
Assistant Stage Managers- Markita Echeverri and Cadmium Gabriel
Set and Properties Crew Head- Melanie Diaz
Set and Properties Crew- Nicholas Kohlerman, Destin Moss, Kenleigh Dooley, Rylan Rizkovsky, Addyson Bell
Charge Scenic Painter- Madison Hansen
Scenic Paint Crew- Megan Tessensohn, Molly Bragg
Costume Crew Head- Melanie Llagas
Costume Crew- Sharon Larsala, Lizi Gastelum, Amy Trochez, Autumn Carpenter
Hair and Makeup Lead- Sarah Alley
Hair and Makeup Crew- Shayla Sherman and Dayana Morgan
Lighting and Sound Crew- Gregory Aust and Becca Gustafson
This Fall the Falcon Players will present a production of 1984. The play is a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel and is sure to be a challenging and thought provoking experience. If you are interested in auditioning to be part of the cast or crew of 1984 you may pick up audition and crew interest forms in the 4A Center or in Ms. Gardea’s class, room 115. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 7th at 3:30pm in the Theater. Ms. Gardea is very excited to be directing this production and is looking forward to seeing all the North Pointe talent at auditions!
Auditions for the High School Falcon Player’s production of Addams Family will be held Monday, February 6th at 3:45pm. Call Backs will be Tuesday, February 7th.
*Audition Packets will be available in the 4A Center
The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednsday’s ‘normal’ boyfrend and his parents.
North Pointe’s 3rd hour theater class put forth a performance to remember on Thursday night. This talented cast led by John Fitzner as Mickey Mouse had the audience laughing and enjoying the true meaning of Christmas as they delivered their performance of this years production, ‘A Mickey Christmas’. The stunning electric lights parade gave a great and colorful start to a well performed adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Writer Chris Holtzem said, “This show has been so fun to work on and to watch the students bring some of my favorite Disney characters to life is incredible. Seeing the growth from these actors is simply fantastic and I can’t wait to see what they achieve in their future of acting.”
In the fantastic opening night of ‘A Mickey Christmas’ North Pointe’s 1st hour Theatre Class led by Peter Carlson (Mickey Mouse) took the audience through an adaptation of Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” Mickey was visited by many of his cartoon friends as they helped him find the true meaning of Christmas. The cast led the audience through this version of the play with characters from all different ages of Disney animation to help tell this heart warming and spirit lifting tale. “I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more proud of a cast than I am of these kids tonight.” Said Director Dave Coffman. “These students are amazing; growing to not only love the idea of performing (which they did not in the beginning) but becoming performers as well.”
The first show of the year for the Falcon Players is one that will not soon be forgotten; for a multitude of reasons. “12 Angry Jurors” for many, will be remember for its intense dialogue, incredibly strong characters and the ease at which these 13 actors told the story of how these twelve strangers deliberated the fate of a young man. The show was a first for North Pointe; presenting a serious drama with very little set, lights or gimmicks and simply resting on the shoulders of the actors to tell the story…something they did beautifully. The actors all worked incredibly hard on creating their characters, actually adding bits of themselves, in the hopes that the audience would be able to ‘feel’ their show instead of simply ‘watching’ it…a goal that Director Dave Coffman said he felt the cast had “most definitely” achieved. For others; it will be remembered as the show they were sorry they missed, sadly a car accident and power outage forced us to cancel the last show of the run leaving many without the opportunity to see and experience the hard work of these young, dedicated performers. While the cast was disappointed with the cancellation they were all grateful and excited to be a part of such a wonderful production and are looking forward to what the future of North Pointe Theatre has to offer. “Thank you to all who supported us and again, apologies to those who were unable to see it,” said the Director, Mr. Coffman.