Thoroughly Modern Millie!

GJHP is THRILLED to announce that next year’s GJHP play will be…

Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie, who comes to New York City and soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle of the 1920s. 

Interested in being in the 2017/2018 GJHP play?  

Come to the informational meeting on May 31st at 3:30pm in Misner Auditorium. This production is open to all of next year’s 6th-8th graders!

Come learn about the show, the audition process and the rehearsal commitment/schedule!

Variety Show Info!

Variety Show Info 

The GJHP Variety Show is a loosely scripted performance opportunity for students Grade 5th-8th. While it features the various talents of the participants…it is not a “Talent Show”.

Each performer will be in an Opening and Closing number as well as be placed in at least one featured ‘scene’–as actor, and singer.  Some actors may be used in supporting ‘roles’ in additional scenes.

This year’s Show: “A Broadway Odd-essey IV…in 3-D” is a follow up to last years successful production.  It will take a look at several popular Broadway Musicals…in a fun and new way.  For example…what would happen if  “Grease” was turned into a musical about the country “Greece!”

There are NO auditions required–or previous performance experience.  All are welcome to join the fun.

Important Dates:

Tues. 3/21- 3:30-4:30—VARIETY SHOW FIRST REHEARSAL — ( in Chorus Room)

SPRING BREAK

Tuesday 4/4 – POSSIBLE REHEARSAL TBD

**Rehearsals begin Monday, April 10th at 3:30pm. Rehearsals take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm based on your child’s availability and assignment to vignette. Due to the nature of the show, participants will not be needed at every rehearsal. The week of the show, all participants are required to be at all 3 rehearsals!

REGISTER HERE: VARIETY SHOW 

Variety Show Performance: Friday, May 5th at 7pm

*Tickets sales will begin in April.

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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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.