The GJHP Play

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Come out for the GJHP Play!

The GJHP Play is an great opportunity to be a part of an amazing production, work as part of a group, explore your inner actor, develop and build confidence, challenge yourself to grow on stage and in front of an audience. Or if you’d prefer to work out of the spotlight, as part of our creative stage crew, you can apprentice with our professional set design, construction, and tech staff — help build the set, run the lights or soundboard, manage props and costumes, do set changes, help to stage manage a full-scale production, and so much more.

The students develop an incredible bond that bridges all ages from 6 through 8 grade.  It is a unique opportunity within the Central School building to be part of a professionally directed theater program.  The GJHP Play is an integral part of the GJHP program. The play helps provide funding to bring all of our Central School and 5-8th grade Glencoe students our fantastic student Oasis, our skilled youth directors, well planned social service opportunities in our community, as well as our social celebrations; Halloween Hoopla, 6th grade dance, and Beach Party to our Central school students

What is the GJHP Play?

Glencoe Junior High Project underwrites, produces, and supports all aspects of an annual, inclusive no-cut musical theatre experience featuring 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Glencoe. The play is put-on and funded entirely by GJHP, a non-profit organization that provides middle school students who reside in Glencoe with a wide range of programs designed to encourage personal growth, social responsibility, and civic engagement

In order to assure a high quality production and valuable experience for our students, the GJHP organization hires a professional director, choreographer, music director, and set-designer to assist and oversee our students and crew. Cast and Crew fees alone do not cover these production expenses. While we work closely with school administrators and teachers, we receive NO funding from School District 35. The play, including its Ad Book and Ticket Sales is the major fundraiser for the GJHP, and all the programs it sponsors.

GJHP’s production is partially financed in part through student participation fees which go to cover costs such as sets, lights, sound, costumes, make-up, and staff salaries including our professional director, musical director, choreographer, and technical talent as needed for the production.

GJHP is THRILLED to announce that this 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. 

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