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?  

Important Dates:

Audition Workshop:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Misner Auditorium  –  The audtion workshop is the opportunity for perspective auditionees to learn all audition materials (songs & choreography) for their audition.  Attendance is strongly recommended.  Materials will be available online & in the Oasis after the audition workshop.

Parents Information Meeting:  Thursday, September 7,  2017 – 7:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium

Auditions:  Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12, 2017 – after school in Misner Auditorium – Please come with your signed forms and we will be taking your photo to help with the auditions.

Callbacks:  Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14, 2017 – after school in Misner Auditorium

1st Rehearsal:  Monday, September 18, 2017 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Misner Auditorium

Rehearsal Days:  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the occasional Tuesday and Saturday.  *September through November, rehearsals will be 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  During December and January, rehearsals will be 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Mandatory Parents Meeting:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium

 Show Dates:  Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact GJHP Co-President, Deborah Barr at presidents (at) gjhp.org

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.”

Click here to read more and view full gallery…

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.

Sun Times website features video of the cast of LUCKY STIFF!

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by last Wednesday’s dress rehearsal of LUCKY STIFF to talk to Director Adam Busch and some of the 8th graders who are participating in their third (and final) GJHP musical.

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