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    The Stafford Players is the extracurricular theater group for Stafford High School.

    It includes Theater Club and the International Thespian Society, and produces several plays throughout the year.

    For specific information on current and upcoming productions, scroll to the bottom of the page, below the calendar.

    International Thespian Society & Stafford High School Theater Club
    2018-2019 Officers

    President... Ally Yablonski
    Vice-President (Membership)... Ryan Anderson
    Vice-President (Operations)... Brittney Grupe
    Secretary... Niko Toro
    Historian... Jovan Long
    Senior Representative... Sarah Putka
    Junior Representative... Katelyn Pates


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  • Peter and the Starcatcher


    Cast List


    Black Stache… Ryan Anderson
    Molly Aster… Ava Mullanaphy
    Boy… Austin Cox
    Mrs. Bumbrake & Teacher… Ryan Humphrey
    Lord Aster… Azende Johnson
    Prentiss… Austin Moore
    Ted… Katelyn Pates
    Smee… McKenna Stine
    Fighting Prawn & Grempkin… Jovan Long
    Alf… Jack Weisenberger
    Bill Slank… Scott Henderson
    Captain Scott… Mira Dover
    Hawking Clam & Mack… Melkim Pajares
    Sanchez… Ally Yablonski


    Thank you to everyone who auditioned!


    IMPORTANT: Please have a PARENT/GUARDIAN present at the PARENT MEETING on
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 at 7pm.


    Production and Audition Information (updated 12/16/18)

    AUDITIONS: Thursday, January 10 (2:30-5pm)

    CALL-BACK AUDITIONS: Monday, February 4 (2:30-5pm)
    Students will be invited to the Call-back Auditions based on the initial auditions.

    Auditions will take place in the Auditorium.



    Auditions will consist of:

    ACTING: Performance of the Audition Scenes. Students should practice these scenes prior to auditions. It is recommended that students read the character descriptions and synopsis to be familiar with the characters and story. They should also give thought as to which characters for which they are best suited. Students do not have to memorize these scenes, but should be very familiar with the text of the scenes.

    SINGING: Performance of the Audition Song ("Swim On".) Sheet music/lyrics and MP3 practice tracks are available below (a treble track for higher voices, a tenor/bass track for lower voices.)
    MOVEMENT/DANCE: Students will participate in very basic movement exercises and be taught a very basic dance routine.
    IMPORTANT: This is a play with music, it is NOT a musical, so students should not be discouraged from auditioning based on singing or dancing experience or ability. There are both singing and non-singing roles.


    Production Information, Character Descriptions, Story Synopsis, Audition Scenes and the Audition Song are available on under The Stafford Players Files below this post.


    Please complete the Audition Form in advance (it will also be available to be completed at Auditions) by following this link:



    In order to be considered for casting in this play, a student must submit a completed Student Participation / Parent Notification Form by Friday, January 18. NO STUDENT WILL BE CAST WITHOUT SUBMITTING THIS FORM. It will be distributed at auditions, and is available with the audition files under The Stafford Players Files below this post. (Students on the Stage Crew will also be required to submit a Student Participation / Parent Notification Form.)


    Your student has auditioned for PETER & THE STARCATCHER – The Stafford High School Spring Play. If he/she is cast, we ask that you attend the Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm. The purpose of this meeting is to organize support for this production. Without the support of parents, we would be unable to provide great opportunities for students in theater at Stafford High School.


    THE STAFFORD PLAYERS WEB PAGE: www.staffordschools.net/Page/18526
    This is our page on the Stafford High School website (staffordschools.net). The cast list will be posted on The Stafford Players web page on the evening of February 4. Students who are cast should check this regularly. Also, be sure to like & follow The Stafford Players on Facebook.


    An important fundraising component for the Stafford High School Theater Department is the sale of advertisement space in the program for our spring musical, Peter & the Starcatcher. Therefore, cast and crew members of Peter & the Starcatcher will be asked to sell FOUR (4) Program Advertisements. Leads and contacts will be provided to assist students with this.



    Saturday, April 6 has been set aside and designated as a Publicity Day for the show. On this date, students will not have rehearsal, and may use the time to put up posters and do other promotional activities.


    Students who are cast must be measured for costuming by our staff by February 15. (Measurements taken for past productions cannot be used. New measurements must be taken.)


    Rehearsals begin for the full Cast and Stage Management on Tuesday, February 5.
    The full Stage Crew will begin attending rehearsals on Monday, April 1.

    After-School Rehearsals Include:
    Monday – Friday, February 5 – April 5 (2:30-5pm)
    Monday – Friday, April 8 – 12 (2:30-6pm)

    Non-School Day Rehearsals Include:
    Saturdays, February 9 & 23 (10am-6pm)
    Saturdays, March 9, 23 (10am-6pm)

    Saturday, March 30 (9am-5pm)
    Saturday, April 13 (10am-6pm)
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 16, 17 & 18 (10am-6pm) (During Spring Break)
    Monday, April 22 (2:30-7pm)


    Monday – Thursday, April 22 – 25 (2:30-7pm)
    Monday, April 29 (2:30-7pm)
    Wednesday, May 1 (2:30-7pm)
    * Thursday – Friday, May 9 – May 10 (2:30-6pm) (Preparation for Sensory-Friendly Performance)


    Friday – Saturday, April 26 – 27 at 7pm
    Thursday – Saturday, May 2 – 4 at 7pm
    Matinees on Saturdays, April 27 & May 4 at 2pm
    * Saturday, May 11 (Time TBD): Sensory-Friendly Performance
    Also: Tuesday, May 1, during the school day, for elementary/middle school students. (Time TBD)


    * As part of this production, we will present a special Sensory-Friendly Performance for children with autism and/or sensory sensitivities on Saturday, May 11. The time is still to be determined.


The Stafford Players Files (Audition Materials, Forms, Information etc.)

  • 2018-2019


    Alice in Wonderland
    Production Information (updated 10/15/18)


    LATE SUMMER REHEARSALS: Friday, August 31 (2-6pm) and Saturday, September 1 (10am-6pm)

    FALL CREW MEETING: Tuesday, September 11 (2:30-5pm)


    Monday – Friday, September 4 – October 19 (2:30-5pm) (Until 6pm the week of Oct. 15)
    Saturday, September 15 (10am-6pm) Saturday, September 22 (10am-6pm)
    Saturday, October 6 (10am-6pm) Saturday, October 13 (1-6pm)
    Saturday, October 20 (10am-6pm)

    * CREW will begin attending rehearsals Monday, September 24, and will attend all rehearsals following this date. (Stage management & partial crew will be needed for the September rehearsals.)


    FALL DRESS REHEARSALS: Monday – Wednesday, October 22 – 24 (2:30-7pm)

    FALL PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: Tuesday, October 23 (7pm)
    FALL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday, October 24 (1pm)
    VTA CONFERENCE: Wednesday, October 24 – Sunday, October 28 (in Norfolk, VA)
    The cost of attending the VTA Conference will be $200 per student, and students will need to bring money for meals.


    WINTER REHEARSALS: Monday – Friday, January 3 – 25 (2:30-5pm) (until 6pm the week of January 14 or January 21, whichever immediately precedes the Sectional Theatre Festival.)
    Saturday, January 5 (10am-6pm) Monday, January 21 (11am-3pm)

    VHSL 5D-2 Sectional Theatre Festival: Saturday, January 26 (at Stafford High School)(Snow Date: Tuesday, January 29)
    VHSL 5D Regional Theatre Festival: Saturday, February 2 (at Albemarle High School)
    VHSL State Theatre Festival: Saturday, March 2 (Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA)



    In the event that Stafford advances to the region and state levels, weekday after-school rehearsals will be added. These rehearsals will run Monday – Friday, January 28 – March 1 (2:30pm-5pm, or until 6pm on days immediately preceding a festival performance.)


    On their cast / crew information forms, students were asked to list any periods of time during the Summer during which they will be out of town and unavailable to meet with the directors, as well as conflicts with the above schedule or other extracurricular activities in which they will be involved in the Fall and Winter and when they occur. (Allowances may be made at the discretion of the directors for reasonable conflicts which are reported at a later date, such as medical appointments, which are not foreseeable at this time. These conflicts should be submitted by the first rehearsal on August 31. However, please do not schedule appointments, events or trips on August 31, September 1, September 15, September 22, or from September 24 through October 28, or on January 5. Excessive conflicts and absences will result in removal from the production.)


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