News and Announcements
The WPS Theatre Arts Department is excited to share the 2021-2022 Theatre Season with all of you! Please note that we are alternating the all-school musical and high school musical every other year to be programmed during the academic year. As a result of this, planning will be underway for an all-school musical opportunity in the Summer of 2022. All of the opportunities listed below will be extra-curricular (after school). Please reach out to Mrs. Redman, Theatre Arts Team Lead, if you should have any questions.
Please note that the titles and dates that you are about to see in the video will coordinate with what is listed below:
September 23…………High School Opera
October 7-9……………High School Play
November 5-6………..3-5 Grade Lower School Musical
January 26-28…………Middle School Musical
February 16……………High School Theatre Rep Company
March 31-April 2…….High School Musical
Community School Theatre activities will be announced in August.
Please stand by for the 38 second promotional video . . . . . .
This two week camp is designed for students, ages 13-19, who are excited to be immersed in the World of Musical Theatre while rehearsing and performing the hit Broadway Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Students will participate in musical theatre dance, acting, music, and vocal sessions
to prepare for the final performance in the state of the art Dr. Thomas L. Marcy Theatre in the Cypress Center for the Arts. This program will include audition workshops, ensemble and solo work, scene study, and character analysis while creating a full staged production. Actors will have their headshots taken, resume built, and more during these two incredible weeks. Come join us to explore, create, and collaborate all that is Musical Theatre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a wildly funny and touching musical about an eclectic group of students who vie for the Spelling Bee Championship. The book by Rachel Sheinkin and score by William Finn candidly discloses hilarious and touching stories from the home lives of the contestants. The tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Spellers enter; spellers leave! At least the losers get a juice box.
Please click this link for more information and to register: camp.windermereprep.com
We are excited to share our concerts and shows with you during the month of April! Please see below what our students and teachers have been working on.
April 13, 6:00 p.m. – Middle School Music Concert (live and live-streamed: live.windermereprep.com)
This concert will feature our middle school music ensembles under the direction of Ms. Lowa, Mr. Faul, and Mr. Nelson.
April 14, 1:00 p.m. – High School Music Concert (live)
This concert will feature our high school music ensembles under the direction of Ms. Tousek and Mr. Nelson.
This concert will also be streamed on April 15, 6:00 p.m. at live.windermereprep.com
April 20, 6:00 p.m. – A Musical of Seussical (live-streamed only: live.windermereprep.com)
This concert will feature our 4th grade Lower School Students under the direction of Ms. Crane and Mrs. Redman.
April 21-22, 6:00 p.m. 13, The Musical! (live only)
Our middle school theatre arts students will perform their production of 13. This musical is directed by Ms. Lowa.
April 29-April 30, 6:00 p.m. and May 1, 2:00 p.m. – A Night of Cameron Mackintosh (live and live-streamed: live.windermereprep.com)
This is our all-school musical experience and will feature students from the Lower School, Middle School, and High School.
Congratulations to our 7th Grade Dance Students for developing their Construct-a-Dance! Their sense of ownership, their collaboration, and their collective creativity were outstanding! We are excited to share that Juilliard chose the Windermere submission to share at a recent team meeting with all the other disciplines (drama and music). The other Juilliard curriculum specialists said they were so moved by our beautiful dancers’ commitment and artistry! To honor the students’ and their hard work, a certificate was presented to our school.
Congratulations to all of our Visual Arts Students for their brilliant masterpieces in this year’s Virtual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival!
Paige Leber – Best of Show 3D Art
Helen Yu – Award of Excellence
Madison Workman – Award of Excellence
Wendy Yu – Award of Distinction
Honorable Mention – Mia Sanchez Grisales
Honorable Mention – Meredith Workman