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)
Musical Directors: Luke Steinhauer (U of M Music Student) & Tim Van Riper (PTG Alum)
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 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.

  • 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

Director: TBA
Music Director:
TBA
Coaches:
TBA

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 $10
Advanced Tickets will be available on showtix4u.com (start date TBA).
You can buy Assigned Seating tickets for the 7pm shows in advance, and you can buy General Admission seats for the student 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, TBA, 7:30 pm

 

Spring Musical: Mary Poppins

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman 
Book by Julian Fellowes 
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe 
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh

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

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. 

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." 

MARY POPPINS is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft!
(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, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 26th, 2pm
  • Friday, May 1st, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 3rd, 2pm

 

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