Past Shows

In The Heights
May 24-27, June 1 & 3, 2017

Over the course of a July 4th weekend we encounter the many colorful residents of Washington Heights — a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change. Usnavi (Morgan Gwilym-Tso), a first generation Dominican-American corner bodega owner, and his friends and family are dealing with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighborhood businesses. With Manny Herrera and Rheana Dale as Kevin and Camila Rosario, Amira Abdel-Fattah as their daughter Nina, Karl Ingram as their employee Benny, Aimee Lefkowicz as Usnavi’s love interest, Jessie Nguyen as Abuela Claudia, Declan Murray as Usnavi’s younger cousin Sonny, Chiyo Aoki-Kramer and Lila Danielsen-Wong at the neighborhood salon, Ryo Nguyen the Piragua Guy, and Benjamin Williams as Usnavi’s nemesis Graffiti Pete.


The Addams Family
May 25, 26, 27, June 1-4, 2016

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, based on characters created by Charles Addams. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Choreographed by Carolyne Sandoval & Amy Bogard, co-choreographed by Stewart Hawk. Directed by Stewart Hawk.

Gomez Addams (Paul Lawrence) has a problem: his daughter Wednesday (Chloe Farrell) has gotten engaged to a normal boy, Lucas Beineke (Aidan Ewing), and she asks her father to keep it a secret from her mother Morticia (Carolyne Sandoval). Add a fateful dinner between Lucas’ parents (Nadia Gahagan Ellis & Rowan Oswald) and the kooky Addams Family, including Grandma (Amy Bogard), Uncle Fester (Eli Breidford), brother Pugsley (Lila Danielson-Wong), and butler Lurch (Quin Lagmay), and you have a hilarious and touching tale.


RENT
May 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2015

by Jonathan Larson. Choreographed by Emma Franklin & Elaine Tian, co-choreographed by Stewart Hawk. Directed by Stewart Hawk, with Musical Direction by Tim Root.

Final-Promos-7

Garfield was the first high school in Washington State to perform RENT as it was originally intended, in its full and uncensored form. Set in New York City during the HIV crisis of of the 1990s, RENT followed a year in the lives of Alphabet City’s bohemian residents as they struggled with issues of AIDS, sexuality, homelessness, and economic hardship. Evan Owens starred as Mark, with Jacob Caspe as Roger, Demilin Melton as Mimi, Emma Franklin as Maureen, Ayanda Chisholm as Joanne, Doug Snyder as Collins, Eli Breidford as Angel, and Griffen MacCorkle as Benny.


Legally Blonde
May 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2014

Book by Heather Hach. Music and Lyrics by Lawrence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin. Choreography by Emma Franklin, Anika Grevstad, and Indeah Thomaier
Directed/co-choreographed by Stewart Hawk, with Musical Direction by Carol Burton

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde had us falling into the romantic, fantastical, and of course dramatic world of Elle Woods as she added her personal flair to the Ivy League in our production of Legally Blonde. Skye French starred as Elle Woods, with Jacob Caspe as Emmett Richmond, Katya Downey as Paulette Bonafonte, Julia Furukawa as Vivian Kensington, Elijah Ostrow as Warner Huntington III, and Griffen MacCorkle as Professor Callahan.


West Side Story
Performances May 22-23-24, May 29-June 1, 2013
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Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins
Director/Choreographer Stewart Hawk
Music Direction Carol Burton
Co-Choreographers Emma Franklin, Anika Grevstad, Hallie Huffaker

West Side Story is a timeless romance between two desperate young lovers separated by prejudice. Our talented cast recreated the epic love story portraying the brutal injustice and violence of gangs of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. The show featured lively dance numbers and impressive vocals, not to mention larger than life costumes, and was a closing-night sellout.

Starring as Tony and Maria were theWest Side Story gifted Augustine Vanden Brulle and Sofia Garcia Galindo. The performers spent hours of rehearsals and hard work re-creating the original choreography by Jerome Robbins, with the guidance of experienced director Stewart Hawk and musical director Carol Burton. The cast radiated great energy and enthusiasm, and their passion brought down the house every night.

 

The original Broadway production was nominated for five and winner of two Tony Awards, including best choreography, and the film version won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.

 

 

 


Hairspray
Performances May 3, 24,25, 30, 31, June 1 & 2 2012Hairspray1

Director/Choreographer Stewart Hawk
Music Direction Carol Burton
Co-Choreographers Rachel DeCordoba, Jenna Mitchell, Xueying Chen

It’s 1962 and teenager Tracy Turnblad (Isabelle Marshall) is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show and heart throb Link Larkin (Nick Saether). Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny (Skye French) run home to watch the show. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins (Joey McManus) holds auditions for  a replacement.Hairspray2

With the help of her friend Seaweed (Mohammed Jagana), Tracy makes it on the show, angering Amber Von Tussle (Hallie Huffacker) and her mother Velma (Maggie Holmes). Tracy decides that it’s not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle (Jasmine Pratt), her father Wilbur (Jack Sharpe) and mother Edna (Melissa Carter), she’s going to integrate the show.