Pioneer High School Theatre Guild
 

 

2014-2015 Season Information

Please note that this information can change slightly throughout the year;
check back closer to the shows for the most up-to-date information.

Advanced tickets may be available.

 

Fall Musical: Guys And Dolls

Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Music & Lyrics by  Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon

Director: Kyle Timson (University of Michigan Musical Theatre Major)
Choreographer:
Logan Jones (U of M MT)
Asst Director/Asst Choreographer: Emma Sohlberg (U of M MT)
Music Directors: Rachel Ashkenazi-Gold & Barry Riggins (U of M MTs)
Orchestra Director: Tyler Driskill (U of M Music Staff)

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, GUYS AND DOLLS ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tonys, Drama Desks, and Oliviers. Frequently revived, the show has been done with numerous all-star casts.

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, GUYS AND DOLLS is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. GUYS AND DOLLS takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes GUYS AND DOLLS a crowd pleaser!
(summary provided by MTI)

All performances in Schreiber Auditorium.

Tickets: $10 (Students, 65+ Seniors, PHS Staff); $15 (Adults)
Assigned Seating Tickets are available now at showtix4u.com. Online ticket sales for each show end about an hour before that performance starts.
General Admission Tickets will be available at the door before each performance.

  • Saturday, November 8th, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 9th, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Friday, November 14th, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 15th, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 16th, 2:00 pm matinee

 

FutureStars 2015

Directors: Kyle Timson (U of M MT), Ellie Fishman (U of M MT), Billy Harrington (U of M Musical Arts Grad & PTG Alum), Storm Lever (U of M MT), Tim VanRiper (U of M Student & PTG Alum), & Claire Crause (U of M Dance Major & PTG Alum)

One of the most popular talent shows in the area, FutureStars is back and better than ever! As of 2009, the district administration has given us permission to open this one-of-a-kind competition to any public high school student in the district! The top acts from each of the preliminary shows, as critiqued by a special panel of judges and voted on by the audience, will go on to the Finals to compete for the title of "FutureStar 2015". Plus, you can see our up-and-coming stars, the underclassmen "Rising Stars", perform entertaining group medleys!

Come watch these talented teens light up Schreiber auditorium with their amazing performances — it's a fantastic chance for the whole family to enjoy some music, dance, and a little competition on the side!

All performances are in Schreiber Auditorium.

PRELIMINARY COMPETITIONS:
Tickets: All $7
Advanced Tickets will be available on showtix4u.com (start date TBA).
You can buy Assigned Seating tickets for the 7pm shows and General Admission tickets for the 9:30pm shows in advance.
General Admission Tickets for all prelim shows will be available at the door an hour before each performance.

  • Friday, 1/16, 7pm: "On Broadway NOW"
  • Friday, 1/16, 9:30pm: "107.1 Picks!" (students only)
  • Saturday, 1/17, 7pm: "Movie Songs (2000-2015)"
  • Saturday, 1/17, 9:30pm: "MyTunes NOW" (students only)

FINALS COMPETITION:
Tickets: $10 (Students, 65+ Seniors, PHS Staff), $15 (Adults)
Advanced Tickets will be available on showtix4u.com (start date TBA).
Student Tickets purchased in advance will require showing a student ID at the door.

There will NOT be tickets sold at the door.

  • Saturday, 1/24, 7:30 pm

 

Spring Musical: Disney's The Little Mermaid

Music by  Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright

Directors: Alex Prakken & Emma Sohlberg (University of Michigan Musical Theatre Majors)
Music Director: TBA

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID will capture your heart with its timeless tale and irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
(summary provided by MTI)

Tickets: $10 (Students, 65+ Seniors, PHS Staff); $15 (Adults)
Assigned Seating Tickets will be available in advance at showtix4u.com (starting date TBA). Online ticket sales for each show end about an hour before that performance starts.
General Admission Tickets will be available at the door before each performance.

All performances are in Schreiber Auditorium.

  • Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 26th, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Friday, May 1st, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Saturday, May 2nd, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 3rd, 2:00 pm matinee

 

Student Productions 2015

Writing Mentor: Joe Zettelmaier (Professional Playwright)

Student Productions (or "Stud Pros" as we like to call it!) is the opportunity for our Theatre Guild student to really shine creatively and technically. This evening of short plays is entirely written, cast, directed, built, performed, and run by students! You won't want to miss seeing these one-of-a-kind plays, put together by our one-of-a-kind team!

Tickets: All $7
General Admission tickets will be sold at the door before each performance (cash or check only).

All performances are in The Little Theater.

  • Friday, TBA, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, TBA, 7:30pm