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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12 Angry Jurors

Auditions for 12 Angry Jurors will be held on December 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Callbacks will be on December 21st at 7:15 p.m. (if needed)

All information for the auditions can be found on the sidebar of this blog.

The remind.com code is:
@jta12 text to 81010.

Good luck everyone!

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Dear Friends,

It is hard to imagine that we have just completed our first production of the JTA 2017-18 season.  Time moves so quickly.....didn't we just meet in the choir room in August to start on our journey?

I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment to share some thoughts and to tell you how much I appreciate all you have done for the theatre department this fall.

I realize that we all participate in so many other activities, in and outside of school, not to mention keeping up with our school work.  

Time is precious.  

No one can truly understand the time commitment and energy it takes to create such a musical as ours, unless you are thoroughly immersed in it.

But the payoff is so well worth it!!

To watch you all gather last night as "one community" is really what it is all about.  You have embraced each other and, I hope, that you will always support one another, in and out of school.


Michael, Aniya, Josh, Siobhan, Jack, Ari, Delene, Reilly, Ada......really, what would we have done without you?

Robert!  You handled light changes with grace and (as always) with laughter and smiles!  It was a pleasure to work with you.

Hannah and Mattie, thank you so much for sharing your furry friends with us.  They really did a beautiful job!

Cast.....WOW!!!!  From our very newest and youngest members to our seniors...you created something so beautiful, so special, that the audiences kept returning to share in the experience.

Yes...I know that the talk-back may not have been a highlight of the journey.....but how wonderful it was to hear you share your thougths; to let the audience understand that the themes of the show are prevalent within our society and must be talked about open and freely.

To our Set Design Committee.   I was thrilled to see your vision come to fruition.  Do you remember way back-trying to figure out what we really wanted?  I beleive that was last June?  

To watch how the crew moved the set with ease, and to see all the props being moved without hesitation (or panic) was really quite something.

Lastly....you must always trust in the process. 

It can be arduous some of the time and incredibly stressful.  I didn't, for once, doubt that you would have a successful show.  I knew that it would be at the very last moment that everything would finally all come together.

May your love of theater stay with you always.  Being part of such a unique venture is something to cherish.

Much Love,


Legally Blonde "the facts"

The Legally Blonde Journey!

Legally Blonde as we see it!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Today and Beyond. . . .

Dear Cast and Crew of Legally Blonde,

What a wonderful job you have all done.  You should be very proud.

From creating wonderful theatrical moments to knowing how to conduct yourselves during a fire drill, you have been a pleasure to work with.

Today will be quite the adventure...so here is the game plan for the matinee and evening performance...as well as cast party and breakdown tomorrow.

All Cast/Crew arrive at 12:00 p.m. 
We will meet in the choir room!

Places will be at 2:25 p.m.  We will do our best to start on time.

After the matinee, we will eat.

There is a parent who is supplying some salads and pasta....but I highly suggest you also bring some of your own food to supplement what is being donated.

If you prefer to go home-you MUST let me know that you are leaving.

We will get ready for our last show at 5:45 p.m. If you are staying at school-you might want to start a little earlier so you have time to relax.

After the show:
EVERYONE must stay and help clean up.  Please take all of your personal items-anything left behind cannot be saved.

Some of you asked if you could keep your cheerleading outfits.  If you would like to keep them, the cost is $16.00

The Cast party is in basement section of Marzano's.  We will all leave around 10:45 p.m. after the school is cleaned up.  If you have not yet paid-please do so today.  You need to provide your own transportation.

The party will run until 12:45 a.m.  When you leave, make sure you check in with me.  

The cast party is for you!  Celebrate your accomplishments and enjoy being together.  Remember to be respectful of the space and throw out trash when need be.

Tomorrow's break down is for all Crew and 9th-12th graders.  We will begin at 11:00 a.m.  I am waiting on our set builder to see if he is able to help break down the larger items.

We will clean up props, remove benches and all items that are manageable.

If he is not available tomorrow, I will post the day/time when he will return to school to help us with the set.

If you are in 7th and 8th grade and want to help, that is fine, but not necessary.

Thank you all so much for a really wonderful journey.

See you all very soon.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017



1.  All Cast members must have their make-up checked by Lys/Miss Ann before the show tomorrow night.

2.  We will run the musical in its entirety.  The show is approximately 2 hours, 15 min.
We will start at 7:15 p.m.  Places at 7:10 p.m.

Please understand it is a long process.  We will do our best to be done by 9:45 p.m.

4. CALL TIME FOR NOVEMBER 8th 4:30 p.m. ALL CAST/CREW.  Review Bows and Legally Blonde Remix/Graduation.

5. Be positive!  Support your cast/crew.  Embrace your Legally Blonde family.  You have worked so very hard.  

6.  Continue sharing with your buddies!  

7. Enjoy the moment-Shine on Stage-Get Excited!  Get Pumped!  ENERGY!!!!!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tech Update!

Tech Update:

November 7th
All Cast/Crew in the auditorium at 4:30 p.m.