Congrats to all of the Blue Star Nominees! I’m so proud of our cast, crew, and pit, earning @oetheatre 15 noms including Best Overall Production! Can’t wait to perform with everyone again on the Starlight stage this summer!!💙⭐️ #bluestarawards 🧡💙🎭 #OETheatre
3 14721 May, 2020
Congratulations to these seniors in their last day of school!! We are so incredibly proud of each and every one of you and feel to lucky to have had you in our East Theatre family! Remember all the moments and memories over your years at East and know that “you have the ability to get things done.” We love you!! Congratulations!! 🎓❤️💙👩🏽🎓🧑🏼🎓👩🏼🎓🧑🏽🎓👩🏻🎓🧑🏻🎓👩🏾🎓🧑🏾🎓💙❤️🎓 #oetheatre#schrelovsky#classof2020#bestkidsever#soproud#congratulations 🎉
❤️Senior Spotlight: PHILLIP SALISBURY❤️ Phillip Salisbury began his work with East Theatre in our Acting 1 and 2 classes and then we hooked him into our productions! Phillip was a part of all 3 productions his senior year and we are so glad he joined us when he did! Phillip states that his role and experience with THESE SHINING LIVES was his favorite throughout his time with East Theatre, mentioning that the role of Tom Donohue was his favorite role sharing, “Tom was the first big role I’ve ever had and a great introduction to East Theatre. Phillip shares that, “East Theatre has taught me to take risks and to not be afraid to try new things or do something different out of my comfort zone. East Theatre has definitely helped me grow out of my shell and I’m so proud and honored to have been a part of it even if it was only for a little bit of time!” Phillip’s current future plans include attending Aurora University to double major in Health Sciences and Theatre! We will greatly miss Phillip’s calm demeanor, his willingness to take risks and grow and his quick wit. We are so lucky to have Phillip in our East Theatre family and we are so proud of you, Phillip!! #oetheatre#classof2020#weseeyouniceandclear#ohtheplacesyoullgo#soproud#yayfamily #youaresocool#thankful#youhavetheability #togetthingsdone#momentsandmemories #blessthechildren#whatatalent#offonanewadventure #thegreatworkcontinues#thankyou#notgoodbye#seeyoulater
❤️Senior Spotlight: ALEIGH McDERMOTT❤️ Aleigh McDermott has been an integral part of 3 East Theatre productions in her roles in the dance ensemble and serving as dance captain! While Aleigh spent her fall and winter seasons dancing with our OE Dance Team, she joined us in the springs to dance in our musicals! Aleigh’s dedication earned her membership into our International Thespian Honor Society. Aleigh is also an accomplished graphic designer whose designs could be seen in so many of our past show posters! Looking back at her time in East Theatre, in trying to pick a favorite East Theatre memory, Aleigh says, “There are so many it’s hard to choose! I really loved dancing in the ball scene in Cinderella, it was such a cool and magical moment in the show!” Aleigh was also part of the magical transformation in CINDERELLA and says her favorite role was, “The Raccoon! I loved being able to be part of the transformation scene; it was so magical! I also loved being able to puppeteer!” Aleigh plans to continue to pursue her dance and design passions as she heads to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Majoring in Design and Visual Communications and Minoring in Dance at The Peck School of the Arts! Aleigh brought incredible amounts creativity, leadership and dance knowledge to our family and we are so lucky to have had her in our productions and family! We will greatly miss her positive energy, her insane dance talent and vibrant smile! We are so proud of you, Aleigh!! #oetheatre#classof2020#weseeyouniceandclear#ohtheplacesyoullgo#soproud#yayfamily #youaresocool#thankful#youhavetheability #togetthingsdone#momentsandmemories #blessthechildren#whatatalent#offonanewadventure #thegreatworkcontinues#thankyou#notgoodbye#seeyoulater
10 8727 April, 2020
The Virtual Showcase continues with a special alumni performance!
Alec Ludacka, is a 2019 graduate and current student of Carnegie Mellon’s Musical Theatre Program. You may remember Alec from his leading roles as Willard in FOOTLOOSE, Georg in SHE LOVES ME or last year’s Topher in CINDERELLA!! We miss his smile and beautiful voice on our stage, but love seeing him thrive in college!! Alec was kind enough to share his talents with us to sing “There’s a World” from NEXT TO NORMAL. *We do not own the rights to this song*
Sophomore, Lindsay Christiansen, brought out her pointe shoes to give us today’s Virtual Showcase performance. Lindsay has been involved in our Acting classes and can often be found in the scene shop helping to build East Theatre productions.
Here’s Lindsay’s performance of a variation of the “The Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker. *We do not own the rights to this music* #oetheatre#virtualshowcase#ettandtrim
❤️Senior Spotlight: DEVIN KENWORTHY❤️ Devin Kenworthy has been a part of 4 East Theatre productions and was just recently inducted into our Thespian Honor Society. Devin first became a part of the theatre in our Acting classes and became more involved in the cast and crew of several productions. Devin shares her favorite East Theatre memory, “would have to be making so many new friends and being able to become a part of such a supportive family.” She also shares that her “favorite crew project that I worked on was painting the Radium Dial Sign for These Shining Lives. It was so fun and relaxing to paint. I thought it was really cool that I played a big part in completing such an important aspect of the set.” While Devin has not decided what she will major in yet, she is headed to North Central College in the fall. Devin’s kind spirit and positive attitude in one that will be greatly missed in our East Theatre family. We thank her for her dedication, for always wanting to learn and grow and for always having a smile! We’re so proud of you, Devin!
❤️Senior Spotlight: AMY KECA❤️ Drama Captain, Amy Keca, has been an integral part of East Theatre since freshman year. Amy has been a part of 10 productions here at East and has not only earned membership into the Thespian Honor Society, but is one of only two seniors who earned the ITS Graduation cord. Looking back on her time in East Theatre, Amy states that opening night of CINDERELLA was her one of her favorite memories because, “the energy was so incredible!” Amy also recognizes her role as Charlotte Purcell in THESE SHINING LIVES was her favorite role she’s played because, “This role challenged me more than any role I’ve had, and I felt a deep personal connection with Charlotte, especially because she was a real person.” Amy has been a strong leader for us and can always be counted on for a smile, motivating word or friendly gesture. Amy lit up our stage as so many beautiful characters, but she truly brightened every room she walked into. Amy is going to continue to pursue Theatre in college and is weighing all her options, we can’t wait to see what school she chooses! We will miss Amy so much!!! We are so proud of you, Amy!
❤️Senior Spotlight: SAVANNAH DOEGE❤️ Savannah Doege has been involved in 3 East Theatre productions throughout her time at Oswego East. Starting out in our Acting classes, Savannah then dedicated her spring seasons to us in the theatre following her OE Dance Team season. Savannah was a Teacher’s Aide in Acting I this year and was essential to the success of that class! During her time in East Theatre, Savannah looks back at her time in CINDERELLA as one of her favorite memories. She says, “Trying on all the ballgowns for Cinderella, everyone would clap for one another when someone walked out. Truly felt like a family.” She also says that “Being in the ensemble for Cinderella was so much fun. I loved getting to do huge song and dance numbers with an amazing cast!” Savannah is headed to Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing! She’s even thinking about specifying as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. Savannah’s positive energy, bright smile, caring spirit and pure joy for all things is going to be greatly missed in East Theatre! We’re so proud of you, Savannah!
❤️ Senior Spotlight: GIO CEPEDA❤️ Gio Cepeda has been in 3 productions with us in East Theatre. Gio came to us his junior year and we are so grateful he’s been a part of our family. Gio is an accomplished singer in various Oswego East choirs, when not on our stage, and we’re so thankful we got to hear his amazing voice. In his first East Theatre production, CINDERELLA, Gio made his favorite memory in “The Pursuit” number because “it was so much fun!” While he didn’t get to perform this role on stage, Gio credits his character of Adam in FREAKY FRIDAY as his favorite role in East Theatre because Adam’s “songs are so much fun to sing and I am challenged to act a way I normally wouldn’t in my everyday life.” Gio will be attending a community college in the fall to take time to decide what he’ll pursue in his future. Gio’s kind heart, incredible voice and infectious smile are things we’ll definitely miss in East Theatre. We’re so proud of you, Gio!
❤️Senior Spotlight: PRESLEY BORVAN❤️ Presley Borvan has been a vital member of our dance ensemble in our spring musicals for the past three years! As a four year member of the OE Dance Team, Presley has also challenged herself in the theatre classroom using her stage experience to be in the Directing I course. Presley’s favorite theatre memory is “experiencing my first ever [pre-show] ritual because of how inspiring it was. In that moment, I truly knew I had a new home and I was so grateful for the opportunity.” Presley has been a featured dancer and Dance Captain for the past 2 years and states that her favorite role was “the Fox in Cinderella because it was so fun controlling a puppet, and then being able to have my own dance section! AI loved hearing the crowd when I came out as a human controlling the puppet. Presley will be attending Waubonsee Community College in the fall for 2 years to then transfer to a 4-year university to major in Education!! We are so grateful to Presley for lending her dance talents and leadership for the past three years and we can’t wait to see where life takes her! We’re so proud of you, Presley! #oetheatre#classof2020#weseeyouniceandclear#ohtheplacesyoullgo#soproud#yayfamily #youaresocool#thankful#youhavetheability #togetthingsdone#momentsandmemories #blessthechildren#whatatalent#offonanewadventure #thegreatworkcontinues#thankyou#notgoodbye#seeyoulater
13 9616 April, 2020
❤️Senior Spotlight: CARSON BIERMAN❤️ Madame President, Carson, has been a huge part of East Theatre from the beginning. She started in theatre classes, then worked her way into becoming our resident photographer, accomplished actor and student director extraordinaire. Carson served as President of our Thespian Honor Society and has recently earned the Thespian Honor Society graduation cord and rank of National Honor Thespian, a rank only 5 students have ever earned in East Theatre history. Looking back through Carson’s accomplished theatre career, her favorite memory was “Standing in for Amy Keca during ‘The Pursuit’” Carson LOVES THE PURSUIT!!! Carson also looks back fondly on her time as the student director for CINDERELLA stating, “I loved seeing everyone in the cast grow from our first read through to our final show. Watching the set be brought into the theatre and being apart of the creative process was one I will never forget.” Carson is off to study Journalism at the University of Missouri!!! Carson’s diligence, leadership, tenacity and drive are going to be greatly missed in East Theatre. Her ability to “get things done” is going to take her so far in life, we can’t wait to see it all happen for her. We’re so proud of you, Carson. #mmepresident#righthandwoman#oetheatre#classof2020#weseeyouniceandclear#ohtheplacesyoullgo#soproud#yayfamily #youaresocool#thankful#youhavetheability #togetthingsdone#momentsandmemories #blessthechildren#whatatalent#offonanewadventure #thegreatworkcontinues#thankyou#notgoodbye#seeyoulater
❗️Reminder ❗️Thespian Point applications are due TODAY (Monday) by 2:00 pm. Make sure you are turning them in to the Google Classroom. NO LATE APPLICATIONS will be accepted. Email Mrs. Chandler if you run into any issues. #oetheatre#schrelovsky#thespianpoints#turnthemin
🎈Happy Birthday Ms. B!! 🎈
We are so grateful for all you do for our family!! For the sets you build, the snacks you provide to the laughs you ignite and the lessons you teach, you make us all better!! We are grateful for all your support, dedication, time and energy!!! We hope you are able to enjoy your day!!! #oetheatre#schrelovsky#msbisthecoolest#birthdaygirl#happyday#welovemsb
11 943 April, 2020
During this crazy time, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! Make sure that you’re taking care of yourself so that when we see each other again, we’re all ready to work hard! We miss your faces!