JHStheaterarts Mission Statement

The Jenkintown High School Theater Arts Program is dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of the Jenkintown High School student body and providing a safe and creative environment where the artists can cultivate their craft within a supportive and caring community.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2018 Cappies! And. . . A Chorus Line Audition Information!!

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to all our Cappie Nominees this season!!

2017 - 2018 
Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees 

Outstanding 9th and 10th Grade Critic 
Nominees: Bailey Collington, Interboro High School, Laura Dibble, Jenkintown High School, Alexandra Kafrissen, Germantown Academy Erin Nevin, Lindenwold High School Katelyn Tuberosa, Cardinal O’Hara High School.
Supporting Actor in a Play Nominees: 
Michael Carpenter, Abington Friends School, The Diary of Anne Frank, Amir Herradi, Interboro High School, Out of the Frying, Pan William Carter II, Jenkintown MS/HS, Twelve Angry Jurors Mark Jankowski, Unionville High School, Hamlet Miles Meline, Friends' Central School, Comedy of Errors
Lead Actor in a Play Nominees:
Noah Feinberg, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Arsenic and Old Lace, Charlie Mangan, Jenkintown MS/HS, Twelve Angry Jurors, Neil Patel, Upper Merion Area High School, The 39 Steps, Jack Sutherland, Abington Friends School, The Diary of Anne Frank, Jacob Viscusi, Episcopal Academy, Inherit the Wind

The Cappie's Gala is May 20th, 4:30 p.m.  at Unionville High School. 
Tickets are $16.52 per person, and  will go on sale April 25th.

It would be nice for as many students as possible to come and support the Jenkintown Theater Arts Department and our nominees.

We will only be able to obtain 30 tickets.
Please see Mrs. Laverty NO LATER than this Friday, April 27th., to add your name to the list.  Cash is preferred when purchasing your tickets.  If you would like to write a check, please make it out to: JHS.

We are very proud of all our actors/actresses/tech/crew this season.  

Thank you for all your hard work!

On another note . . . A Chorus Line.

There will be two dance workshops leading up to the auditions, as well as several vocal sessions to work on music.  Date/Time TBD.

We encourage you to attend both dance sessions, and prepare your audition material to the best of your ability.

We will be "blind casting" this season (and in the future).  The best person suited for the role, will be chosen.

Make sure you pick up the audition material from the Choral Room.

Thank you everyone.

Ms. Laverty, Ms. Ann, and Lys

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Anxiety is Orange March 18th 2:30 p.m.

Dear Friends,

Here is the schedule leading up to the March 18th 2:30 p.m. performance of~
Anxiety is Orange!

Thursday March 15th 
2:45-4:30 p.m.
Saturday  March 17th
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Sunday March 18th 
Call Time: 
11:00 a.m. (please bring lunch)
Performance at 2:30 p.m.
Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Suggested theater donation~
$7.00 per person

Anxiety is Orange runs approximately 35 minutes.

The performance will take place in the Jenkintown MS/HS auditorium.

Thank you everyone for your support of the Arts!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Congratulations Cast/Crew of 12 Angry Jurors

~Jenkintown's re-creation of the always timely Reginald Rose courtroom classic "Twelve Angry Jurors," (or Twelve Angry Men as originally titled) was poignant and poised in its performance.

~With deep emotion,  demanding evidence, and a young boy's life on the line, I had chills from my seat. The cast crew did a phenomenal job of creating a specific mood and feeling throughout the theatre and portraying such a difficult show!

~There are no easy decisions in a jury room, but, through the actors' portrayal of stress and tension, Jenkintown High School's production of 12 Angry Jurors did justice to the play's message of overcoming prejudice.

Friday, March 9, 2018

12 Angry Jurors Weekend schedule

March 9th               Show 7:30 p.m.         Call Time  5:30 p.m.
                                  Fancy Night!
March 10th             Matinee 2:30 p.m.    Call Time  12:45 p.m.
                                   1:00 p.m.  Quick meeting in Auditorium!
March 10th             Show 7:30 p.m.         Call Time 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Opening Night of 12 Angry Jurors

Hello Friends, 

Please take a moment to revisit your character analysis, traits, and all the notes you have taken up to this point.

Come ready to share with the audience your strength as a performer.

Tell the story; give the audience the opportunity to reflect upon their own  biases and prejudices.

React, listen...make good choices.

Contain your energy and just enjoy!!

We are very proud of you all!

Emily, Ms.  Laverty, and Lys

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Opening night!!

Hello Cast/Crew of 12 Angry Jurors!

Regardless of a delay in opening or closure tomorrow....we are ON for our opening of 12 Angry Jurors.

Call Time is 5:15 p.m.

Hair brushes, hair ties, hair spray...whatever your character needs to be  ready to rock at 7:30 p.m.

-Please come focused.
-Please keep the music on "low" tomorrow night.
-Clean-up as you go!
-Only those members who are to perform tomorrow night should be backstage.
-Crew: please arrive at 6:00 p.m.
-Crew: Please make sure Emily/Delene are connected via "headset".