Wednesday, April 17, 2019

2019 Theatre Camp Cancelled

Unfortunately, there will not be Theatre Camp this year. Thank you for your understanding and patience 
as we explore how best we can serve our students and community next year and in the future! 

Monday, April 15, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congrats to our Willard Thespians on their MSHSAA successes! This year our One Act cast of Arabian Nights received FIRST PLACE at Districts and FIRST PLACE at State competition!

Also Congrats to Ethan Gambriel for his award of One Act:Best Supporting Actor In the State!

Our Readers Theatre cast of The Milly Project revieced FIRST PLACE at Districts and FIFTH PLACE at State competition!

Also a huge congratulations to our fellow southwest Missouri thespians! The One Act casts of Nixa High School and Willard High School bonded over this competition experience. Both casts supported and loved on each other throughout the competition! Nixa High School's One Act received 2nd pace at Districts and 2nd place at state! 





Monday, April 8, 2019

The Milly Project and Arabian Nights May 3, 2019

The Milly Project and Arabian Nights will be rescheduled for Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 PM.
Tickets purchased for tonight’s performance or for the original February performance will still be good for the performance on May 3, 2019.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Arabian Nights & The Milly Project May 3rd!

The Milly Project & Arabian Nights
May 3, 2019
7:30 P.M. 
Willard High School Choir Room & Theater




Two concurrent performances will begin at 7:30PM and at 8:15PM and includes an essential talkback at the end of the two performances. The performance is 30 minutes long and the Q&A/Talkback will last approximately 20 minutes. A ticket to see both shows is $6 per person. 


Please purchase your tickets online at willard.booktix.com.

The Milly Project is a newly unveiled true account of an enslaved woman in Springfield rightfully gaining her freedom over a decade before the Dred Scott case. The yellowed handwritten court manuscript remained shelved and boxed until a Springfield archivist freed Milly Sawyers again. Archivist Connie Yen and reporter (Jack) Giacomo Bologna have now unleashed this piece of history and we feel obliged and honored to enter the life of a woman who was diligent and bold enough to proclaim and imagine freedom and inalienable rights.


The gift of story is claimed again and again by Shahrazad, but will she be able to stay the King? Her life depends on it. This newly wed queen weaves a new tale each night, and if she wishes to see another day, her story must sustain King Shahrayer who has grown accustomed to sentencing death on the morning of each new bride’s dawning. And yet the Visier’s daughter volunteered for this honor. The dazzling tales are humorous, full of whim and imagination and just clever and outrageous enough to tantalize and create uproarious guffaws. Perhaps this story will serve as a gift to defame the uprising of prejudice and fear of the other or those who live a different life, the stranger.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Milly Project March 30th 7pm @ SLT; April 8th 7:30pm @ WHS

The Milly Project
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7:00 P.M. + 8:00 P.M. (if more showings are needed)
SLT Education Building (237 S Florence Ave) & April 8th 7:30pm @ Willard High School Choir Room 


Join us for a showing of The Milly Project and talkback on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M (if the 7:00P.M. performance reaches capacity) at the SLT Education Building (237 S Florence Ave).

The Milly Project is a newly unveiled true account of an enslaved woman in Springfield rightfully gaining her freedom over a decade before the Dred Scott case. The yellowed handwritten court manuscript remained shelved and boxed until a Springfield archivist freed Milly Sawyers again. Archivist Connie Yen and reporter (Jack) Giacomo Bologna have now unleashed this piece of history and we feel obliged and honored to enter the life of a woman who was diligent and bold enough to proclaim and imagine freedom and inalienable rights.
We, the teaching artists and actors, extend our gratitude to Springfield Little Theatre for the use of this historic building and the ability to lift the voice of Milly in Springfield. 
The performance begins at 7:00PM and includes an essential talkback. The performance is 30 minutes long and the Q&A/Talkback will last approximately 20 minutes. 
An 8:00PM showing + talkback will be added if the 7:00PM performance reaches capacity.

Reserve your spot HERE

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Arabian Nights April 8th 7:30pm @ WHS

One Act Play: Arabian Nights
April 8th at 7:30pm @ Willard High School Theatre

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Readers and One Act Rehearsals Performances

One Act Rehearsals:
Monday, April 1, 6-10
Tuesday, April 2, 6-10

***PERFORMANCE of THE MILLY PROJECT and ARABIAN NIGHTS @ WHS on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 PM***

Tuesday, April 9, Rehearsal 6-9
Wednesday, April 10, Rehearsal (in room) 3-5 and SET LOAD IN
Milly and Arabian Nights will rehearse during 5th hour.
STATE PERFORMANCES: THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 11 & 12

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Q&A for Readers and One Act

February 15, 7:30 PM
A Q & A will happen at the conclusion and completion of both productions in the theatre. Talkbacks allow each of us to learn and to build community. Let us begin with listening, questioning and exchanging ideas. We, Willard High School Theatre, seek a stronger and better world and want to share with you.
Each show will be approximately 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission in between.

Click HERE to purchase tickets now for both productions of The Milly Project and Arabian Nights. 


Friday, December 21, 2018