Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival:

UW-Whitewater is hosting Festival One Acts, Workshops, Tech Olympics, and Exhibits.
Thursday and Friday’s Showcase performances will be in Young Auditorium.

All teachers and students will receive a hard copy of the program when each school checks in on site at the Festival.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
4pm - Registration begins/Exhibitor check-in
8pm – Showcase Performance at Young Auditorium

Friday, November 17, 2017
8am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
9am - Exhibits open
9:45am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
11:30am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
1:15pm - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
3pm - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
4pm – Showcase Performance at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium
8pm – Showcase Performance at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium

Saturday, November 18, 2017
8am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
9am - Exhibits open
9-11:15am - Tech Olympics: Practice and Registration
11:30am-1pm - WHSFA Performances, Workshops and Tech Olympics: Competition
1:15-2:45pm - WHSFA Performances, Workshops and Tech Olympics: Competition
3:30pm - Tech Olympics Awards Ceremony

Showcase Performances

Showcase tickets will be available at the festival at the registration desk during the day on Friday and/or outside the theater starting one hour before each show on Thursday and Friday.

Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, directed by Nathan Berish.
Presented by the Waukesha West High School
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8pm
Come see a hopelessly unready cast at their technical rehearsal the night before the show. As actors scramble to get it together the stage will turn and audiences will see the comical dilemmas that happen backstage during a performance. (Run time: 2 hours and 40 minutes)

Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Music by Wayne Barker, directed by Kendra Norton Dando, music directed by Juston Wilder.
Presented by Middleton High School
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4pm and 8pm
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair — and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from England to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain's cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk's precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. (Run time: 2 hours, 30 minutes)