by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
November 20 & 21 at 7pm
Whether you love him or hate him, this madcap, fast-paced mash-up of all of Shakespeare's wild, wonderful, and ridiculous plays is infectious fun! The show features a clueless troupe of merry actors who are hell-bent on presenting all 37 comedies, tragedies, and histories (as well as a few sonnets) in a Reader's Digest-meets-Cliff's Notes-meets-Monty Python style! What they lack in knowledge they make up for in enthusiasm and gusto, performing these masterpieces in various styles and formats, including cooking shows, sporting events, newscasts, parodies, and improvisation with a little "virtual audience participation" thrown in for good measure. Tirelessly funny, wickedly imaginative, and fiercely farcical, this evening of laughter will appeal to all ages as it helps you brush up your Shakespeare, while honoring and roasting the beloved Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon! So forsooth, marketh your calendars, and get thee to this virtual production unliketh any other!
Digital series created, written, filmed and edited
by the 2020-‘21 Play Production class
Streaming soon at @jbhsdramabackstage on IGTV & JBHS Drama on YouTube
Get ready to meet the gang at John Hughes High School in our new 80’s digital series Flunk’d! Make the right choices about high school cliques and learn how to navigate your way through those pesky classes to graduate, and this year could turn out to be the best one yet! But get on the bad side of your teachers and find yourself at the center of teen romance drama, and you might find your senior year feeling like one long detention. So grab your Sony Walkman, set your VCR, and put your hair up in a scrunchie, because this is going to be a totally radical and righteous experience! Otherwise, you might find yourself FLUNK'D and have to do the whole year over again!
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez
Book by Jeff Whitty
February 5 & 6 at 7pm and February 7 at 2pm
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q School Edition is part flesh, part puppet, and pure heart! The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q, where he makes new friendships and learns valuable life lessons. Clearly this is not your ordinary neighborhood, and together, Princeton and his new-found friends find themselves struggling in the search for adequate jobs, love and romance, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Relatable, huh? Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention a diverse cast of puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. This new school edition maintains all the original production's hilarity and it's fuzzy (and not so fuzzy) life insights, while making it appropriate for high school audiences and performers. Fun for the whole family, this is an experience you won't want to miss!