Ecole Selkirk Junior High
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Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A 0S1
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The 2015 musical will be Peter Panic by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus

Pam is the president of the drama club at her high school, but due to cutbacks, the club may soon be eliminated.  Pam and her actor friends decide to save the club by putting on a huge production of Peter Pan.  But Coach Rook has other plans.  He’s facing his own budget crisis in his football program and sets his Pirates loose on the drama club to wreak havoc!  Football players audition for parts, cheerleaders become mermaids, and in desperation, Pam recruits students from detention to play the Lost Boys, well, Girls.  This refreshingly clever and fun homage to the original classic is full of heart and will remind both the young and the young-at-heart to always follow their dreams!

Auditions occur January 7, 9, 14 and 15th.   Please see Mrs. Cooney or Ms. Harrison for audition form and script sample.  Please check calendar to make sure there are no major conflicts with your busy schedules

            Drama Calendar

Tickets are available at the door, or by emailing Ms. Shipley.

We are looking for students who are interested in working on their acting skills, or would like to work behind the scenes.  Drama club is a great place to spend your lunch hours, and we invite all who think they may be interested to stop by.  After Christmas break, we cast for our spring play and ask that only students involved in the musical attend at lunch.

The drama club is a growing group of students from all grades coming together on Day 1 at lunch for improv games and character study.   The group is directed by Mrs. Cooney and Ms. Harrison.  In the fall we participate in the Remembrance Day program, and after the Christmas Break, we audition for a Spring Play and practice after school and at lunch on Day 1 and Day 3.   Please take a moment to look at our photos and articles from previous plays.

May 2009- Article for Selkirk Journal
Creepy class clowns
Junior high drama production a comical scream
Posted 6 months ago

By Mark T. Buss
Talk about creepy.
The Ecole Selkirk Junior High Drama Club production, The Creepy Creeps of River Road, will be hitting the stage next weekend.
According to director Jodi Harrison, the show has an Adams Family feel. The Creeps family – a charming though unusual group led by sisters Bonny (Carrie Tarnopolski) and Tarantula Creeps (Monica Fontaine), niece Sally (Breanna Meek) and their ‘Nana’ (Kaitlin Deppendorf) – live in a dilapidated mansion in the community of Edible Falls.
“They are an abnormal family living on an average street and they think they’re normal,” Harrison said. Unfortunately for them, neighbour and socialite Flora Limetree (Marlee Laval) is not a fan of the Creeps. She annually enters River Road in a ‘Best Street’ contest and loses, in her opinion, because of the Creeps. When the town lines are re-drawn leaving the Creeps on the outside, hilarity ensues with a number of toe-tapping songs, an Egyptian guest, a Billy Goat butler and a ghostly portrait getting the Creeps back where they belong and winning the contest.
This is the drama club’s fifth and largest production with the cast and crew topping more than 40 participants.
Written by Tim Kelly under the title, The Creepy Creeps of Pilgrim Road, musical director Joan Cooney said the drama club took liberties with the name to give the production a local flavour.
“We’ve tried a variety of shows over the years but we’ve never had a show with a billy goat or a mummy,” Cooney joked. “We felt that we wanted to try a creepy comedy.” The show will be running May 7 and 8 in the ESJH gym at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

May 2008- The Royal Bachelor

Ecole Selkirk Junior High is pleased to present their fourth Musical production Thursday May 8 and Friday May 9 in the Ecole Selkirk Junior High Gym at 7 p.m. The students have been busy working on the production since January and are excited to see the end in sight! The play takes place in an English Castle where poor King Evian is tired of hearing the complaints of the peasants- after all he wants everyone in the kingdom to love him! After his untimely death, the kingdom is handed over to Yokel, a peasant from the hills. Yokel doesn’t have very many brains in his head, but eventually, with the help of his fairy godfather, he finds his path in life, and the woman of his dreams. The play is full of slap-stick comedy, musical numbers and audience interaction that are bound to get your heart rate up. There are several grade 7 students that have raised to the challenge of major roles, and of course the old faithful from Grade 8 and 9. The cast is hoping for a sell out each night. Tickets can be purchased by calling the school at 785-8514, or by showing up at the door. Doors open at 6:15.

 Last Modified: 9 April,2015