The 2019-20 Season

Overlake Arts presents the 2019-20 Season

Our schedule is rich with opportunities to support our amazing Overlake artists – young performers who also play sports, volunteer in the community and earn high grades. Expressing one’s creativity through performance or visual arts media is a vital part of developing the whole person, and the ability to incorporate the arts into a rich academic and athletic life is one of the great opportunities that Overlake provides. Performing at Overlake offers students wonderful opportunities to connect with classmates and instructors as they work toward opening nights!

Community Performance Calendar

Fall & Winter Season

Fri Nov 22       7:30pm       Anon(ymous) – Dirs. Sarah Fitzpatrick/Shea Fleming  See descriptions below 

Sat Nov 23      1:00pm       Anon(ymous)                     

Sat Nov 23      4:00pm       She Kills Monsters - Dirs. Fitzpatrick/Fleming See descriptions below- PG13

Sat Nov 23      7:30pm       She Kills Monsters- PG13

Fri Dec 6         7:30pm        US Choir concert

Sat Dec 7        2:30pm        MS Choir concert (+ 5th grade Singers)       

Wed Dec 11     7:30pm       MS Band concert (+ Beginning Band)

Thur Dec 12     7:30pm       Jazz Band and Concert Band concerts

Fri Dec 13        7:30pm       Orchestra concert (+ Int. & Beginning Strings)

Sat Jan 18        7:00pm       Benefit Concert

 

Spring Season

Fri Mar 6            7:30pm               All-School Musical, Seussical - Dirs. Bill Johns/Erin Gabriel

Sat Mar 7           2:30 / 7:30pm     Seussical

Wed Apr 22        7:30pm               US Choir concert

Thur Apr 23        7:30pm               Orchestra concert (+ Interm. & Beg. Strings)

Fri Apr 24           5:00 - 7:15pm      ArtsFest!

Fri Apr 24           7:30pm                Concert Band and Jazz Band concerts                

Fri May 15          7:30pm                7th/8th grade production (TBA) - Dir. Shea Fleming

Sat May 16         2:30 / 7:30pm      7th/8th grade production

Fri May 29          7:30pm                 MS Band concert

 

She Kills Monsters by  Qui Nguyen

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and '90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Please note: this is rated PG-13

 https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/8807/she-kills-monsters/

 

Anon(ymous) by  Naomi Iizuka

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel -- as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey.

 https://www.playscripts.com/play/1258

 

Attendance, Opportunities & Family Expectations

Performers are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Rehearsal conflicts are to be submitted to the director of the production when requested. Production leaders are aware of the multiple athletic and artistic commitments of students and work to optimize scheduling for all arts program participants. Academic responsibilities, such as homework, are common to all Overlake students, artist and athletes and are therefore not a reason to miss a rehearsal or performance. If a student is absent from school due to an illness, his or her absence from after-school rehearsal is assumed.

To ensure that students of all levels of experience and ability can experience the arts at Overlake, many performance and exhibit opportunities are based on classes with open enrollment (upon completion of prerequisites). Roles and responsibilities within productions are based on dedication and skill level. We believe that this structure enables beginning and advanced arts students to work together, support each other, and create and even stronger arts community.

Overlake family support for young artists is wonderful. Whether case in the ensemble or a lead role, faculty works to ensure that student has opportunity to build artistic skills and enjoy creative growth. Please remember that the best way to optimize your child’s arts experience is to support the directorial, casting and scheduling choices of the production team and encourage your young performer to self-educate and self-advocate within the creative community they have joined.

 

Contact

Erin Gabriel
Arts Department Chair

egabriel@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x671