TARZAN Audition Materials now available online!

Information presented at the Audition Rehearsal are now available online for all interested cast members. If you were not available to attend the Audition Rehearsal, you are strongly encouraged to download the scripts and review the songs, scenes and choreography to prepare for your audition.

Click here to view TARZAN Audition Materials.

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

TARZAN Kickoff Meeting TONIGHT! for all interested cast and crew, parents and students

If you’d like to get in on this year’s fun, please stop by tonight’s GJHP Play Kickoff Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in Central School’s Young Auditorium.

  • Meet the Director and Stage Designer/Sets Builder and ask questions
  • Learn about the audition process
  • Understand kickoff timing for cast and crew, the rehearsal schedule and commitment info
  • Relive highlights from last year’s performance and rehearsals of SHREK: The Musical
  • Get the GJHP info you need to sign up for TARZAN: The Musical

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Glencoe Anchor visits GJHP’s “insider” conversations with Central School alumni

Today’s Glencoe Anchor covers a new program for GJHP – a pair of afterschool conversations for Central School 8th graders and parents looking for inside, honest feedback on the transition to New Trier High School with recent Central School alums.

Eighth-graders at Glencoe Central School had the opportunity to get the “real lowdown” on New Trier High School from current Trevians on Friday Feb. 27.

The debut event offered two separate discussions, which both featured a panel of current New Trier students….Eleven recent Central School graduates on the panel answered questions about what life is like in high school….

While snacking on pizza, eighth-graders asked the panel questions about social life, academics, and extra-curricular activities….the group discussed a wide range of topics, including cyberbullying, homework load and the level of difficulty that freshman classes entail…

During the parents’ panel, parents asked the high schoolers about what they do on the weekends, strategies for making friends at such a big school, and how their kids should go about seeking extra help with academics during freshman year. Adam Fox, a parent of an eighth grade student, said the four New Trier teens who sat on the parents’ panel were very insightful.

“Their willingness to come back and do this for the school that they went to, for the kids and for the parents who are curious about the transition, is really excellent,” Fox said.

Read the full article in today’s print edition.

Tribune Local features “SHREK The Musical!”

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Just in time for opening night, the Chicago Tribune Local runs a feature on the Glencoe Junior High Project’s production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL:

Shrek the Musical” opens Thursday, Feb. 5, at Glencoe Central School and audiences can thank the Glencoe Junior High Project, which presents the annual show.

Adam Busch of Deerfield directs 47 actors and 21 crew members featuring Glencoe sixth- through eighth-graders in a fairy tale production based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film.

“Everybody has been working really hard the last couple of months,” Busch said. “It’s about fairy tale characters and learning to accept who you are and loving that.”

“Shrek the Musical supports the philosophy of our SEL curriculum, which is social emotional learning,” said Stacy Pritsker, a parent and show producer. “The Glencoe Junior High Project is based on that exact same premise, be who you are, find your inner self, embrace your differences and be self confident.”

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LUCKY STIFF cast featured in a full-length article in the Glencoe News

Sun Times reporter, Karie Angell Luc, does a great job capturing some of the wackiness of the GJHP’s production of LUCKY STIFF. Among the highlights:

Gabe Klewin, 12, a sixth-grader plays the cool and cold body of Tony Hendon, did emerge from his wheelchair during a song.

So Gabe, do you have a speaking part?

The deceased Tony shook his head no. So much for lively conversation, but that didn’t stop [Director Adam] Busch from speaking.

“Come see ‘Lucky Stiff’ at Misner Auditorium this coming Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!,” Busch said. “These guys and the rest of the cast have worked their butt off to do an amazing, high quality show, sure to entertain and make you laugh.”

Read the complete article here: here.