Throughout history infants have been named “Ernest” and it’s safe to assume the recipients of said moniker have grown up and found their niche in life the same as the Johns, Bills, and Toms. There’s nothing startling or arresting or even unusual about the name—except to Henry Gilcrest.
It all started when Henry’s boss fired him, his girlfriend flat-out dumped him, and Aunt Ethel ordered him from her house because he hadn’t paid his rent. Well poor, homeless, girl-less, jobless Henry spends the night in the park and meets Mr. Bumpus. He pours out his troubles to Mr. Bumpus, who tells Henry that life has dealt him a miserable blow and he has a friend named Ernest who, for $17.83, gets poor, downtrodden people like Henry out of their distress. So Henry, in his pitiful, forlorn condition, pays the money, goes back home and finds (1) Aunt Ethel is ready to forgive him, (2) his girlfriend wants another chance, (3) his boss has given him a raise, and (4) life has never been better! Except for the fact that everyone Henry encounters from here on out is named Ernest. SHOWING at 7PM FRIDAY NOV. 17TH & SATURDAY NOV. 18TH Tickets are $4 and may be purchased at the door.
Thank you everyone, for coming out and supporting the arts. We had a blast and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as well. We look forward to next year and will keep you up to date here once the Fall Play & Spring Musical are chosen. Also a big thank you goes out to Gabe & Luke for showing up on Monday to help clean the stage & prop room. If you left something at school it's probably on the table or locked in the prop room on top of the couch.
Please collect your items, in one week they will either be assumed to be donated to the Drama Club or thrown away as trash. Items include the following; A rotary phone, several suitcases, 2 mattresses (with sheets), blankets, a bra, pants, a musical t-shirt, a hair brush, tupperware, a camera, shoes, a sweatshirt, Suits, and a box of dresses borrowed for angels in Act II.If you're missing something not listed, chances are that it's on or back stage somewhere.
We had a great dress rehearsal with some laughs and some new brilliant moments. The cast is pumped, the pit is amazing and we actually still like each other. Considering that we've rehearsed for 21 hours this week that alone is an accomplishment. We hope you can come out and enjoy all of our hard work.
Tonight we will put the finishing touches on the show, we've already rehearsed 16 hours this week, and I am proud of the effort everyone has been showing. The most we can do now is take care of ourselves and do our jobs (on and offstage). Good Luck! - Mr Heidenreich
Cole Porter (1891 - 1964) Unlike many, as a Broadway composer Porter wrote not only lyrics but music too. Unfortunately in 1937 Porter suffered a severe horseback riding incident, however he continued to work. In 1948 Cole Porter made a comeback with his most well known musical Kiss me, Kate, which won the first Tony Award for best musical. Porter’s other works include Fifty Million Frenchmen, Dubarry was a Lady, and Can-Can. Porter has many hit songs including “Night and Day”, “Well, Did ya Evah!”, and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”.