The Arts at Carrboro High School
Students who participate in the performing arts gain essential lifelong skills such as teamwork, persistence, discipline, responsibility, reliability, time management, problem solving, and courage. They also develop specific performance talents, express their creativity, and make friends across grade boundaries. Performances are open to the entire community and enrich the local cultural life - these young performers are good! Donations of volunteer time and resources from the community are critical to keeping these rich opportunities available.
What is Encore?
Founded by Carrboro High School parents who believe a thriving arts program is essential for a comprehensive high school education, Encore! is composed of parents, students, administrators, teachers, and community members who support the performing arts at Carrboro High School. Our vision is to enable the Carrboro High School's arts programs to become an integral part of the area's vibrant arts community. Encore! provides enrichment opportunities, financial support, and logistical assistance for the arts programs and student performing arts groups.
Encore: Supporting CHS Arts
Carrboro High School presents William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Set during the Swing Era, CHS’ production offers love triangles, warring rivals, and mischief in the wood. When Hermia (Kimeran Kimbel) is forced to choose between marriage to Demetrius (Gus Clemens) or death, she and her love, Lysander (Thomas Cassidy), plot to run away. Helena (Lizzie McLamb) foils the lovers’ plans as she drags Demetrius into the fray. At the same time, a ragtag, community theatre group, led by Bottom (Will Christians), sets out to rehearse a play in the forest. Mayhem ensues as Oberon (Connor Cole) and his henchman, Puck (Cora Therber) cast spells and cause chaos. Relationships become tangled, and the fairy queen, Titania (Rosie Cassidy), finds herself enamored with a donkey. Join us to ring in Carrboro High’s 10th Anniversary Spellbound Season!
On Sunday, November 6th at 2:30 PM, join in the magic by dressing up as a fairy. All ages are welcome, and some lucky fairies may walk away with a prize!
When: November 3rd - 5th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 6th at 2:30 PM
Where: Carrboro High School Auditorium 201 Rock Haven Rd. Carrboro, NC 27516
Ticket Prices: $5 for students and $10 for adults, free for CHCCS Faculty/Staff
Join Carrboro High School Theatre as we unveil a story of murder and jazz in the 1920s with this spring’s musical, Chicago. Set in the Windy City during the Jazz Age, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma Kelly (played by Gianna Rini) is serving time for killing her husband and sister after discovering their affair, and chorus girl Roxie Hart (played by Ally Millar) has been tossed in the joint for bumping off her lover. Both women enlist the defense of lawyer Billy Flynn (played by Presyce Baez) and vie for the the attention of the press. With cunning tricks up their sleeves, can these merry murderesses find a way off death row? Find out April 14 - 16 at 7:30 PM in the Carrboro High Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at seatyourself.biz/jagtheatre and are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and free for CHCCS faculty and staff. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly suggested. Please note that this show contains language and mature themes that may not be suitable for younger viewers.
The Little Prince is an imaginative story about the meeting of a disenchanted Aviator, stranded in the Sahara Desert, and a mysterious "little man" who has fallen from the sky. By sharing his stories with the Aviator, the Little Prince offers life lessons learned among the stars. Both characters go home with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again. Starring Julia Stamey as the Little Prince and Thomas Cassidy as the Aviator.
A new school year is beginning at Rydell High in 1958, and with it ends the summer romance between girl-next-door Sandy Dumbrowski (Ally Copenhaver) and bad boy-greaser Danny Zuko (Josh Rubenstein). When Sandy unexpectedly enrolls as the new student at Rydell, it makes everyone question who they are and where they fit in. Featuring iconic songs like "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," and "We Go Together," Grease chronicles the challenges and choices teenagers faced during and since the era of rock 'n' roll.
Characters: Miss Lynch - Bre Hewitt, Patty Simcox - Josie Dangler, Eugene Florczyk - Ari Smith, Jan - Caroline Smith, Marty - Molly Smith, Betty Rizzo - Emma Friedman, Doody - Presyce Baez, Roger - Anthony Fraden, Kenickie -Walker Harrison, Sonny LaTierri - Franklin Hirsch, Frenchy - Claire Hanlon, Sandy Dumbrowski - Ally Copenhaver, Danny Zuko - Josh Rubenstein, Vince Fontaine -Thomas Cassidy, Johnny Casino - Sander Scott, Cha-Cha DiGregorio - Grace Siplon, Teen Angel - Marichi Gupta, Radio Voice - Julia Nyman
Seniors: Ari Smith, Molly Smith, Anthony Fraden, Walker Harrison, Franklin Hirsch, Claire Hanlon, Ally Copenhaver, Josh Rubenstein, Sander Scott, Grace Siplon, Jean Brannum, Daniel Lynch, David Terrell, Heather Porter, Den Whittaker
When: March 12th, 13th, 14th
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Carrboro High School Theater
Tickets: $5 for Students; $10 for Adults; Free for CHCCS Faculty/Staff
Have a Seat!
Become a permanent part of the Arts Wing by dedicating a seat in the new auditorium. Click the link to the left for more specifics and an order form
2014-2015 Performance Dates:
Carrboro High School Presents...
1st Quarter Choral / Orchestral Concert: October 16, 2014
Fall Show: November 6-8, 2014
One-Acts: December 4-6, 2014
2nd Quarter Choral / Orchestral Concert: December 10, 2014
Spring Musical: March 12-14, 2015
3rd Quarter Choral / Orchestral Concert: March 24, 2015
Cabaret: April 16, 2015
Theatre 4 Show: April 30 - May 2, 2015
4th Quarter Choral / Orchestral Concert: May 20, 2015
Senior Arts Night: May 29, 2015
Encore! Workshop Opportunities
September - October: Dance and Tap classes for Actor
October: UNCG Super Saturday
December: Musical Theatre Workshop
February: Shakespeare Competition
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