The Show Will Go On

12 angry men

Live theater with a live audience is returning to Overlake’s Fulton stage in style this year with four planned productions, and the Arts Department couldn’t be more excited. “We’ve been dying to get back on stage and bring some magic back to Fulton,” says Bill Johns, Arts Faculty.

This fall, look forward to the Upper School Advanced Drama class production of 12 Angry Men. “A powerful story told by some extremely talented actors,” Johns said. The performances will be November 12 and 13.

The stagecraft class is hard at work building sets for this production and is excited to experiment with new ideas involving video projection for their backdrops. Be sure to attend the show or one of the previews during the school day. Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks.

In the spring, the curtain will rise with the return of musical theater when the Upper School Musical presents, The Spitfire Grill. This year would have been a year for an all school musical but the decision was made to scale back the musical to an Upper School production.

“We have a strong group of kids who are determined to do a musical this year and they’re doing it,” said Erin Gabriel, Chair of the Arts Department. Auditions will be held next week so be sure to sign up for an audition slot in Fulton if you are interested in being a part of the show. “The thing about auditions is, it’s always a wonderful surprise,” Gabriel said. The performances will be March 4 and 5.

Following the Upper School musical in the spring, the Fulton stage will be home to two Middle School drama productions. A 7th and 8th grade drama and a 5th and 6th grade drama. Look for more details about those shows in the spring.