All three Lee’s Summit high schools are planning for an exciting theatre season with productions beginning this fall and running through next spring.
Lee’s Summit High School
LSHS will kick off its theatre season at sea with Boubill & Schonberg’s The Pirate Queen, running Nov. 13-14 and 20-22. From the collaborators that brought you Les Miserables, and Riverdance comes a tale based on the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grainne O’Malley, one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. With battle at sea, beautiful music and a gripping story, you don’t want to miss this musical.
LSHS will continue the season with a modern comedy to be announced this fall. Don’t miss what will be a funny show, scheduled for Feb. 19-20 and 26-28.
Student-directed one-act plays will be presented April 8-9. These shows are selected by upperclass students who then direct the underclassmen in fun and exciting short shows.
To close out the season from April 22-24, the Repertory Theatre production will be staging a play that they will be selecting in their class.
Tickets for all LSHS shows are available at LSHSTheatre.com or 816.986.2059.
Lee’s Summit North High School
LSNHS leads off with its children’s musical Aladdin Jr., including favorite characters from the hit Disney film. A musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides, this show is part romance, part action adventure and all fun for everyone. (Rated – G) Performances are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18.
North’s season continues with another classic musical, Chicago. With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, this song and dance spectacular is set in Prohibition-era Chicago. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal” and “all that jazz.” (Rated PG-13). The show runs at 7 p.m. Nov 13, 14, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 15.
LSNHS will conclude its season with a dramatization based on George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm, produced by the Repertory Theatre Group. (Rated – PG) This play will be offered at 7 p.m. April 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. April 10.
For tickets and information, visit LSNTheatre.net or call 816.986.3031.
Lee’s Summit West High School
LSWHS’s season includes the high-flying musical, Pippin, which tells the story of Prince Pippin who wants more than anything to find out who he truly is. Pippin runs at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 12 and 14 at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15.
West’s main-stage season will conclude with two plays in February. The first is the hilarious comedy, Noises Off. What happens when a group of actors decide they no longer care about the play and can’t stand each other? Take a true look of what happens on and off stage in this hilarious, madcap comedy that runs at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 7. The second production is the thought-provoking A Brave New World. This production, based on the novel, will be produced in conjunction with the Lee’s Summit West English Language Arts Department and runs at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 21.
In addition, LSWHS will present a children’s show on Oct. 10 and 11, A Christmas Carol, Dec. 11 – 13, a Revue on Feb. 12 and 13, a series of student-directed one-act plays at 7 p.m. April 1 and 2 and a repertory theatre murder mystery dinner theatre on April 22 and 23. Information about all LSWHS productions is available at WestSideStage.com. Tickets for all plays are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Musical tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door.
All three high schools will also present yet-to-be-announced productions at the school district’s One-Act Play Festival to be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at LSHS.