Our 2016-2017 Season

Almost, Maine (SHS)
Performances: October 6, 7, 8 (2 performances on the 8th)

On a cold, clear, moonless night the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - - almost - - in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. 

Show Circle (SIS)
Performances:  November 4, 5

Show Circle is a talent and variety show featuring acts from 7th and 8th graders at the Intermediate School.  Show Circle got its name from its original performance space, the circular cafeteria at the middle school.  The show contains many acts, including dance, vocal music, monologues, instrumental music, poetry, and hip bands.  We have even had Irish Dancing, African Drumming, puppetry, and Broadway group dance numbers.  The money raised helps support SIS Drama productions!  Casting will occur in mid-October.  We look forward to seeing you at Show Circle 2016!

AFS Showcase (SHS)

Performances:  November 11, 12

AFS Showcase is the high school's variety and talent show.  The production is student acted, student directed, and student designed.  AFS Showcase serves as a joint fundraiser for both Shorewood Drama and the Shorewood AFS Exchange Student Program.  The show includes hilarious comedy, elegant classical dance, hip bands, beautiful instrumental music, soulful acoustic guitar, rousing pop dances, Broadway classics, and so much more!  This year's directors are Dayton Simenz, Grace Anderson, Ellie Schmitt, Tulsi Shah, Josue Bayle, and Max Janairo.

Sweeney Todd (SHS)
Performances:  January 26, 27, 28

Sweeney Todd has become a worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical). Stephen Sondheim has crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up!

SIS Musical - The Lion King Jr. (SIS)

Performances:  March 10, 11
Friday at 7:00 - Saturday at 4:00

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now the magic will come alive with a cast and crew of SIS students. The African savannah will emerge with Simba, Rafiki, Nala, Mufasa, and Scar as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle...and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Come experience the unforgettable Elton John score, including the songs "Hakuna Matata," "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," and "Be Prepared."

The Secret Garden (SHS)
Performances:  May 18, 19, 20 (2 performances on the 20th)

This enchanting classic is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. The musical is based directly upon the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Orphaned in Imperial India (her family died of cholera), 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her morose, wealthy, and reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s wonders include a magical garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.