Music/Drama/The Arts

Music/Drama/The Arts


Drama, a.k.a. The Encore Theater Company

Although the 2016-2017 theater season has drawn to a close, work is already underway on our 2017-18 season, which will premiere with “Barefoot in the Park,” a beloved comedy about mismatched newlyweds that will be performed at RUHS on October 19-21.  Volunteers, both students and parents, are needed to build and decorate the complex set.  Anyone interested in learning more about the theater program is encouraged to join the construction team, which will given them hands on experience while providing a meaningful orientation to the theater program.

“28 Marchant Avenue,” a play about the Kennedy family and summers spent in Hyannisport, MA will be performed March 15-16.  RUHS is proud to offer the first fully staged production of this important new work, which openly discusses the mental illness that plagued JFK’s sister Rosemary.  Auditions will be held in early November, for further information or to join the e-mail list please contact Mr. Rainville at bcrainville@orangesouthwest.org

In the "sad - but temporary - news" department, a longtime and much loved piece of theater programming is going on sabbatical.  Although the theater troupe has traveled to NYC to see a Broadway show during each of the last 14 academic years, no further excursions are planned until a fundraising campaign for the costume room is complete.  High density mobile shelving will double storage capacity, eliminate the need for students to work from ladders, and bring the entire space into compliance with fire code. Watch the OSSD website, and the Randolph Herald, for more information!

ETC Theater welcomed new members and bid goodbye to its seniors during the annual Induction and Recognition Night this past May. Although any student who maintains academic eligibility while honoring training rules is welcome to participate in the theater program, ETC is an honor society - in which a position must be earned.

The Theater program is extremely thankful for thoughtful gifts of vintage clothing, props, and furniture.  At present a search is underway to furnish a couple’s first apartment, circa 1962, and the porch of a grand 1930’s summer home on the coast of Massachusetts.  Please keep the drama program in mind if you are closing a house or cleaning an attic!

Thank you to the greater Randolph community for continuing to value - and support - the theater arts!