Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Drama Club and the School Play
Drama Club and the School Play
Adviser: Regina Thomas
Production: There is usually one drama production each year. Occasionally, the production is a musical.
Tryouts: Play tryouts are held before winter break. 7th and 8th graders are both eligible. Students must fill out an application and read a part from a play in front of a panel of judges.
Positions Available: Besides actors and actresses for the play, stage crew members are also needed. Props, set building, lighting, and sound are a few of the jobs done by the stage crew.
Time Commitment: Participating in the play requires about a 6-8 week dedication with rehearsals every night after school. A student wishing to participate must have no after school conflicts. Daily attendance is required!
For more information email Regina Thomas.
Mrs. Thomas has been the director since the 2007-2008 school year. Productions include:
2012 Production: Murder Can Be Habit Forming on March 2, 2012
2011 Production: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood on February 24, 2011
2010 Production: Murder at Crooked House: The Musical on February 25, 2010
2009 Production: The Medici Code on February 26, 2009
2008 Production: Let's Hang Him and Read the Will
All the following productions were under the direction of Mr. Ken Larvenz
2007 Production: Aladdin, Jr. (Musical)
2006 Production: Fiddler on the Roof (Musical)
2005 Production: This Old House
2004 Production: This Could Be Murder"
2003 Production: Guys and Dolls, Jr. (Musical)
2002 Production: Virgil's Wedding
2001 Production: Mystery of Gravestead Manor
2000 Production: My Cousin Lino
1999 Production: Annie, Jr. (Musical)
1998 Production: Nun of Your Business
1997 Production: ?
1996 Production: Medium Rare
1995 Production: Alibis
1994 Production: Lagooned
1993 Production: The Very Great Grandson of Sherlock Holmes
1992 Production: ?
1991 Production: ?
1990 Production: ?
The following production was directed by Mr. David Blakey:
1989 Production: Krazy Kamp
All of the following productions were under the direction of Mr. Donald Florence:
1988 Production: Exit the Body
1987 Production: Ask Any Girl
1986 Production: Meet Me in St. Louis
1985 Production: Any Number Can Die
1984 Production:Boys and Ghouls Together
From 1961-1983, Wilson included grades 7, 8 and 9. Most often, two productions were put on in conjunction with a semester-long, 9th grade drama class. In the fall of 1983, the 9th grade was moved to Moline High School and drama became an extra-curricular activity. As a result, there has been only one play production each year 1984 to the present.
All of the following productions were also under the direction of Mr. Donald Florence:
1983 Production:Ask Any Girl and Our Heart Were Young
1982 Productions: Jenny Kissed Me and Pillow Talk
1981 Productions: Any Number Can Die and Meet Me in St. Louis
1980 Productions: Time Out for Ginger and Harvey
1979 Productions: Exit the Body and Boys and Ghouls Together
1978 Productions: Jenny Kissed Me and My Sister Eileen
1977 Productions: We Shook the Family Tree and The Perfect Idiot
1976 Productions: Gramercy Ghost and The Ransom of Red Chief
1975 Productions: In 25 Words or Death and Our Hearts were Young and Gay
1974 Productions: Exit the Body and Done to Death
1973 Productions: Jenny Kissed Me and You Were Born on a Rotten Day
1972 Productions: The Curious Savage, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Musical)
1971 Productions: Time Out for Ginger and I Remember Mama
1970 Production: Jumpin Jupiter
1969 Production: Meet Me in St. Louis
1968 Productions: Harvey and Girl Crazy
1967 Production: Cheaper by the Dozen
1966 Production: I Remember Mama
1965 Productions: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and Oklahoma! (Musical)
1964 Production: Best Foot Forward (Musical)
1963 Productions: My Sister Eileen and The Curious Savage
1962 Production: We're No Angels