The Avonworth High School Drama Department has always been excited to share their performances with the community. They have been nominated for many of the Gene Kelly awards over the years which also include Best Actor/Actress and Best Supporting Actor/Actress. We hope you will come out to see our next production, which will be . . . (stay tuned)!
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2020 Fall Play
The fall play cast and crew take us back to the Golden Age of Radio in this staged version of Charles Dicken's eternal holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. This performance was hastily recorded in rehearsal, with only a moment’s notice, the night before the district had to pivot to virtual learning. Although students scrambled to get their show shirts, many are still dressed in shorts and jeans for rehearsal—but that didn’t stop them!
Due to pandemic restrictions, the cast and technical crew rehearsed virtually and then came together using masks, gloves, and only symbolic costume items for tech week. Set in a Pittsburgh studio on Christmas Eve in 1943, the show also boasts a commercial for Kaufmann’s Department Store.
The costume staff created custom singers' masks for our performers and pleated masks for the sound effects crew. The biggest challenge was combining live sound effects on stage—like footsteps in the snow, door slams, and Marley’s chains—with many recorded tracks broadcast from the booth.
Click below to enjoy this extraordinary special event—maybe listen to the audio-only, just like in the days of radio!! Holiday fun for everyone!!
2020 Spring Musical
Sadly, due to the school closure resulting from COVID-19, our 2020 Spring Musical, Young Frankenstein, was canceled. Fortunately, Avonworth student, Keyaira Cameron, created a documentary series that captured interviews of students that had key roles in Young Frankenstein, as well as behind the scenes footage of the cast and crew as they were preparing for the musical. Keyaira's work is incredible and we are so thankful that her documentary has provided a glimpse of the amazing dedication, creativity, and heart that our students and director, Mrs. Frauenholz, were putting into the production of Young Frankenstein.
The Full Young Frankenstein Documentary - by Keyaira Cameron
Trailer for the AHS 2020 Spring Musical, Young Frankenstein
Interview of Drew McDowell as Fredrick Frankenstein
Interview of Jesse Hinterliter as The Monster
Interview of Stella Riale as Elizabeth Benning
Interview of Fabian Vazquez Ramos as Igor
Congratulations to the 2019 fall play cast and crew on their seven nominations in the Prime Stage High School Drama Awards for their production of A Midwinter Night's Dream!
- Best Actor--Drew McDowell
- Best Actress--Kyra Carlson
- Best Supporting Actor--Fabian Vasquez-Ramos
- Best Supporting Actress--Grace Horigan
- Best Production Manager--Mike Frank
- Best Student Sound Design--Sean Boaks
- Best Overall Production