Seneca Valley is a large school district which supports and encourages the arts for all students! The fall show is an opportunity for students to investigate the arts and get a variety of musical theater experiences without a formal audition process. This show accepts everyone and allows for students to balance their time with other activities. Students are encouraged to participate onstage or on a crew to make friends and have a positive theatrical experience. Each year, the show is selected through student input, and double cast through a series of interviews, readings, vocal range checks, and balancing of age groups according to show demands. The show is cast within two weeks of the start of the school year. Rehearsals are held after school and on a few Saturdays for about six weeks. The show is usually performed near the end of October or early November. Older and/or more experienced students are encouraged to student direct scenes or crews, choreograph, mentor, organize, create, perform, and demonstrate for personal growth. Younger and/or less experienced students are encouraged to learn and grow through participation that aligns with their interests. Typically, a non-auditioned grade 3/4 elementary and/or 5/6 middle school cast are welcomed to the cast and taught songs and added to scenes to be part of the production!
Previous shows were include The Addams Family, 2022; Into the Woods, 2021; Working, 2020; The Addams Family, 2019; Clue, On Stage, 2018; Little Shop of Horrors, 2017; Pom Pom Zombies, 2016; For Such A Time As This, 2015; A Broadway Review, 2014.
All rehearsals are after school in the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School (IHS) as well as the Senior High School auditoriums and are generally held three to four times a week for six to eight weeks preceding the performances.
The performances take place at the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Auditorium. Evening performances begin at 7:00pm and matinee performances begin at 2:00pm.
The Box Office and Concessions areas will open 1 hour prior to the show. The auditorium doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
The 2023 musical is
Performances will be on October 19 at 7pm, 21st at 2pm and 7pm and October 22nd at 2pm in IHS Auditorium
Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.