Saint Thomas' Episcopal School

Theatre

The moment a student steps onto the stage of the Murray Center, they feel that magic which can only come from performing in live theatre. From the fall musical, to the spring play, to the talent show, to the senior showcase, each student is given opportunities to shine — onstage and off.

Students can earn membership in the International Thespian Troupe by working over 100 hours in service to the theatre, and they can also become part of the Scottish Players, a newly formed, student-run drama club. Students also can learn to build and paint sets, as well as develop team-building skills, by attending weekend stage crew hours with our resident set designer, Dr. Bob.

In class, students learn from Lauren Pastorek, a former New York City theatre actress, who currently directs, choreographs, teaches voice, and performs across Houston — most recently with TUTS, the Houston Symphony, and Houston Grand Opera.

Class offerings are Upper School Theatre, and Middle School, 4th, and 5th grade Oral Presentation. Miss Pastorek challenges students with advanced acting techniques, Shakespeare, devising theatre, and script writing. Classes also spend plenty of time playing improvisation games and contributing to the productions with set painting and lighting design.

Recent productions were the full-length musicals Oliver! and Mary Poppins, the hilariously funny play, Noises Off, and The Liar, a new adaptation of a 17th century play by Corneille.

This fall, students will have a chance to audition for the fall musical, Annie. Please find links to the audition materials on this page. Hard copies are also available in the theatre office. Each student must bring in a memorized monologue from the selections provided, as well as one song from the selections provided.

ANNIE AUDITIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

4th-12th grades are invited to audition***
***2nd grade+ girls are invited to audition for the role of Molly

Thursday, August 23 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Singing and acting audition slots

Friday, August 24 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Singing and acting audition slots

Sunday, August 26
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Dance auditions – required
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Callbacks – not everyone will be asked to stay

AUDITION MATERIALS

Song sheets and monologues are available below. Please study the song sheets and monologues over the summer and choose the material that best suits your voice. The Original Broadway cast recording is a great study guide. The original movie is not exactly the same as the stage musical, but is still a great reference for story and character. Audition songs and monologues must be memorized. Everyone must sing and do a monologue.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 27th and will be every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday afternoon until the play in November. Casting and cast size will be determined by level of commitment. Everyone must write all conflicts down on the audition form. To participate in the musical, it must be a priority in your schedule.

STE's production of Oliver! in 2016

STE's production of Oliver! in 2016

STE's production of Noises Off in 2017

STE's production of Noises Off in 2017

STE's production of Mary Poppins in 2017

STE's production of Mary Poppins in 2017