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PLAYBILL

OVERLAND HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE


NOTE ON YOUNG VIEWERS:
This production deals with adult issues and violence, and is realistically
staged in intimate seating which may prove too intense for young viewers.

Thank you for supporting


Overland Performing Arts
2018–2019

December 3 • Winter Choir Concert 1 (All Ensembles)


December 4 • Winter Choir Concert 2 (Auditioned Ensembles)
December 10 • Instrumental Collage Concert
December 11 • Advanced Acting Season’s Greetings
January 11 • Acting II Show
February 12 • Advanced Acting Improv Show
February 27 • Musical Matinée 9:00am
February 28–March 2 • Spring Musical (student version)
March 13 & 14 • Spring Musical (faculty version)
March 28 • Spring Band Concert 1
March 29 • Spring Band Concert 2
April 2 • Spring Choir Concert
April 4 & 5 • Advanced Acting Drama Show
April 24 & 25 • One Act Plays
April 30 • Instrumental Senior Concert 1
May 1 • Instrumental Senior Concert 2
May 8 • Variety Show
May 9 • Advanced Acting Last Call
May 14 • Plainsmen/Overland Singers Concert
May 15 • Intermediate Acting Showcase

All shows start at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted.


Production Staff
Abigail Cate....................................................................................................................................... Director
Sara Sachs......................................................................... Auditorium Manager and Technical Director
Lara Kendrick................................................................................. Props & Costumes and Photography
Wendy Somers............................................................................Props & Costumes and Graphic Design
Andy Ray...............................................................................................................Assistant to the Director
Kyle Dunn......................................................................................................................Fight Choreographer
Cadence Hilton..................................................................................................................... Stage Manager
Sam Stephens................................................................................................... Assistant Stage Manager

A Note to the Audience


Out of respect to our actors, please refrain from conversation during the performance.
Electronic devices should be turned off during the performance. The use of any recording
devices (either audio or video) and photography (either with or without a flash)
is strictly prohibited.
There is a ten-minute intermission between act three and act four.
Refreshments will be available for purchase in the lobby.
Please enjoy them in the lobby area, and keep the theater free from food and drink.

Enjoy the show!


Director’s Note
Dear Viewers,

I know many of you might be wondering, ‘Why Hamlet? Why Shakespeare? How is a 415 year old
play at all relevant to life in the 21st century?’ Trust me, I asked myself these exact same questions
back in August.

First, Shakespeare is one of the progenitors of modern theatre and—despite modern assumptions
that Shakespeare can only be enjoyed by old, rich snobs—he wrote for the common man.
Shakespeare’s works are emotional, hilarious, pithy. Above all, he was masterful at imbuing his
stories and his characters with qualities that audiences identify with. Love, despair, jealousy,
anger, greed—these emotions did not just suddenly come into existence in the last hundred years.
Indeed, his stories are so universal that there are innumerable modernizations of his plays for film,
examples being Forbidden Planet (The Tempest), West Side Story (Romeo & Juliet), 10 Things
I Hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew), She’s The Man (Twelfth Night), Mean Girls (Julius
Caesar), and The Lion King (Hamlet). Aside from his storytelling, Shakespeare transformed the
English language, inventing many words and phrases we use today. If you have ever said, “It’s Greek
to me,” suffered from “green-eyed jealousy,” “stood on ceremony,” been “tongue-tied,” “lonely,”
“uncomfortable,” or “in a pickle,” you are quoting Shakespeare.

Second, Hamlet is arguably the most famously meaty piece of drama ever written about the most
famously human character in history. “To be or not to be” is a universal question we still feel
inspired to ponder, especially in the emotionally turbulent years of our youth. In Hamlet, we have
a character who warns us of what choices to refuse, what emotions to eschew, and how these
decisions can destroy not only us, but also those we love. In Horatio, we understand the internal
turmoil of watching a friend venture down the path of self-destruction. In Ophelia, we see the
maddening struggle of young women to reconcile the societal standards of femininity with their
own desires.

I promise you, the young men and women of this cast and crew have seriously debated these
themes of love, treachery, angst, and mental illness and have dedicated themselves to find honest
responses to the emotions evoked. I sincerely hope we manage to bring this (abridged) version of
Hamlet to you in such a way that you see past the difficult language to a story about humanity. In
the end, that is all Hamlet is: a simple, tragic tale about a man dealing with the death of his father,
the betrayal of those he cares for, and struggling to discover a way to love life again.

Abigail Cate
Acts I–III
A ghost walks the ramparts of Elsinore Castle in Denmark. Discovered first by a pair of guards, then by
the scholar Horatio, the ghost resembles the recently deceased King Hamlet, whose brother Claudius
has inherited the throne and married the king’s widow, Queen Gertrude. When Horatio and the guards
bring Prince Hamlet to see the ghost, it speaks to him, declaring ominously that it is indeed his father’s
spirit, and that he was murdered by Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge, the ghost disappears.

Although Prince Hamlet wants to avenge his father’s death, he delays, entering into a deep melancholy
and even apparent madness. Claudius and Gertrude worry about the prince’s erratic behavior and
attempt to discover its cause. They employ a pair of Hamlet’s friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to
watch him. When Polonius, the pompous Lord Chamberlain, suggests that Hamlet may be mad with love
for his daughter, Ophelia, Claudius agrees to spy on the two.

A group of actors comes to Elsinore, and Hamlet seizes upon an idea to test his uncle’s guilt. He has the
players perform a scene closely resembling the murder of his father to garner a reaction from Claudius.
At the moment of the murder, Claudius leaps up and leaves the room. Hamlet and Horatio agree that
this proves his guilt. Hamlet goes to kill Claudius but finds him praying. Since he believes that killing
Claudius while in prayer would send Claudius’s soul to heaven, Hamlet decides to wait. Claudius, now
frightened of Hamlet’s madness and fearing for his own safety, orders that Hamlet be sent to England
at once.

Hamlet goes to confront his mother. Hearing a noise from behind the tapestry, Hamlet believes the king
is hiding there and draws his sword…

Acts IV–V
Hamlet is dispatched immediately to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. However, Claudius’s
plan for Hamlet now includes more than banishment, as he has given Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
sealed orders for the King of England demanding that Hamlet be put to death.

In the aftermath, Ophelia goes mad with grief. Her brother, Laertes, returns to Denmark in a rage.
Claudius convinces him that Hamlet is to blame for everything. When Horatio and the king receive
letters from Hamlet indicating that the prince has returned to Denmark after pirates attacked his ship
en route to England, Claudius concocts a plan to use Laertes’ desire for revenge to secure Hamlet’s
death. Laertes will fence with Hamlet in innocent sport, but Claudius will poison Laertes’ blade so that
if he draws blood, Hamlet will die. As a backup plan, the king decides to poison a goblet, which he will
give Hamlet to drink if Hamlet is winning.

Hamlet returns to the vicinity of Elsinore, attacks Laertes, and declares that he had in fact always
loved Ophelia. Back at the castle, a foolish courtier named Osric arrives on Claudius’s orders to arrange
the fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes, which then begins…
Cast
Barnardo................................................................................................ Ezekiel Kingsbury*
Horatio....................................................................................................Sophia Guagliardo*
Marcellus........................................................................................................ Dani Elgomati
The Ghost......................................................................................................Kyle Hoopman*
King Claudius...............................................................................................Joseph Wersch*
Laertes........................................................................................................... Jackson Ross*
Polonius............................................................................................................Travis Deane*
Hamlet.................................................................................................................Asher Wolf*
Queen Gertrude..................................................................................... Lucy Albers-Mead*
Ophelia......................................................................................................... Cassidee Raffa*
Guildenstern............................................................................................ Wray Szenderski*
Rosencrantz................................................................................................. Connor Spring*
First Player/Prologue............................................................................................. Diana Ta
Player King/Gravedigger..........................................................................Marston Garber
Player Queen..................................................................................................Roza Fatulova
Lucianus........................................................................................................William Vaughn
Gentleman............................................................................................... Maya Sonnenfeld*
Messenger........................................................................................................Lily Woolcott
Sailor...................................................................................................................Brynn Butler
Gravedigger’s Companion........................................................................ Melissa Deane*
Doctor of Divinity.............................................................................Katelyn Stollsteimer*
Osric...................................................................................................................Zane Worden
Ambassador.......................................................................................................Andrea Diaz

* International Thespian Society * Thespian


The International Thespian Society is an CC
Crew Chief
honorary organization that recognizes
students’ achievements in performing arts.
ACC
Assistant Crew Chief
Props & Costumes Crew

Olivia Calderon*CC Patricia Fuentes Jessica Krug


Aly HoopmanCC Ashley Gomez Amelia Malchow

Ashinya Raphael WelshACC Kaitlynn Henderson Samuel Wersch*

Norma Armendariz Christina Ho

Technical Crew

Samantha Straight*CC Kaelyn Boutin* Sophia O’Connell

Maxcy Ross*CC James Buxton Anthony Richmond

Erik Malatchi*CC Amberlee Gibson* Tolkein Rogers

Hannah Jobe*CC Liam Inglis Wesley Schwarz*

Ellie Vice*CC Ellie Knowles David Strizich

Finn Beazer* Breanna Larson Alvaro Tasayco

Sean Beck* Kevin Munoz*

Managers
Cadence Hilton*CC Sam Stephens*ACC
Meet the Cast

Ezekial Kingsbury Sophia Guagliardo Dani Elgomati Kyle Hoopman Joseph Wersch

Jackson Ross Travis Deane Asher Wolf Lucy Albers-Mead Cassidee Raffa

Wray Szenderski Connor Spring Diana Ta Marston Garber Roza Fatulova

William Vaughn Maya Sonnenfeld Lily Woolcott Brynn Butler

Melissa Deane Katelyn Stollsteimer Zane Worden Andrea Diaz


Meet the Crew

Props & Costumes Crew

Technical Crew
About the Cast & Crew
EZEKIEL KINGSBURY as Barnardo (sophomore) This is Ezekiel’s first time in a mainstage
production. He was in Tech for the spring musical, Spamalot. He would like to thank his mom
and dad for always encouraging him.

SOPHIA GUAGLIARDO as Horatio (sophomore) Sophia is so excited to be in Overland High


School’s performance of Hamlet. It’s her second year here and her third mainstage show! She
would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this show, including Mrs.Cate for being a
wonderful director. She appreciates all of you for coming! Hope you enjoy!

DANI ELGOMATI as Marcellus (junior) This is Dani’s first year in Theatre. She is really
excited to be a part of the show and wants to thank Mrs. Cate for giving her the opportunity to
participate. She hopes to participate next year as well.

KYLE HOOPMAN as The Ghost (junior) This is Kyle’s fourth year in Theatre, and this is his
first time being in the fall play. He would like to thank Ms. Cate and Mr. Ray for giving him a
second chance to try out for the fall play.

JOSEPH WERSCH as King Claudius (senior) This will be Joseph’s sixth show here on the
Overland stage. When he isn’t working on his next show, he enjoys long walks on the beach
and dangerous plots of murder and intrigue with a dash of romance to spice up the plot. Joseph
would like to thank his family for always supporting him in the Fine Arts. He hopes you enjoy
the show!

JACKSON ROSS as Laertes (senior) This is Jackson’s seventh mainstage show here at
Overland. He is so happy to be able to play Laertes in this production of Hamlet and hopes that
he can put his best onto the stage and have everyone leave the show talking about it to their
friends and family. This is an amazing cast, and Jackson knows that they’re all great actors
and actresses. Please sit back, grab some popcorn, and be prepared for some death.

TRAVIS DEANE as Polonius (junior) Travis is thrilled to be able to take on this challenging
role. As a typically comedic actor (portraying Patsy in Spamalot), Travis finds this is a much
different role for him and he is excited to share it with the audience. He would like to thank his
friends, family, and anyone who made this show possible. Enjoy the show!

ASHER WOLF as Hamlet (junior) Asher Wolf is so excited to have the opportunity to work
with such an amazing cast and crew for the production of Hamlet. He has been in several other
shows including Spamalot, Heaven Can Wait, Les Misérables, and Cinderella. Asher would like
to thank his mom and dad for always supporting him, and he hopes you enjoy the show!

LUCY ALBERS-MEAD as Queen Gertrude (senior) Lucy has been in Theatre for three years,
and she has been in two mainstage shows as well as behind the scenes for many others. She is
in Advanced Acting this year and wants to thank her friends and family for supporting all of her
interests, but especially acting. She hopes to continue with Theatre in the future!
About the Cast & Crew
CASSIDEE RAFFA as Ophelia (senior) This is Cassidee’s last year at Overland, and she is
stoked for the audience to witness the hard work that has gone into Hamlet! She was in Tech
for Odd Couple and Shrek, ran Sound for Knutz and Boults, Les Misérables and Spamalot and
acted in Heaven Can Wait. She’s really enjoyed Advanced Acting and working with the amazing
students in the Theatre Department. She’s thrilled she got the opportunity to enact Ophelia
and her co-actors have been absolutely fantastic to work with. She’d like to thank her parents
for always supporting her, her friends for coming to see this tonight, and all the people who
made this show possible. ‘Tis quite the show, so enjoy!

WRAY SZENDERSKI as Guildenstern (junior) Wray wouldst liketh to thanketh h’r family,
cater-cousins, and pets f’r their hath continued supp’rt. Enjoyeth the showeth!

CONNOR SPRING as Rosencrantz (sophomore) This is Connor’s second mainstage


production at Overland. He is extremely joyous to hast did work with such an amazingly
talented did cast on such a wonderful bewray. He would like to thank Mrs. Cate for being such
a most wondrous director and thank his incredibly supportive family and cater-cousins. He hath
did has’t a wonderful time working on the bewray and desires thou enjoy!

DIANA TA as First Player/Prologue (junior) The lines are learned. The scenes are built. The
props have all been set. But I didn’t write a bio, so this is what I get — A generic shout-out to
my friends and everyone who’s here. I worked real hard. I’m glad you came. I won’t forget next
year.

MARSTON GARBER as Player King & Gravedigger (junior) This is Marston’s fourth theatre
production at Overland. He is delighted to be able to be a part of Hamlet. He hopes you smile
and enjoy the show.

ROZA FATULOVA as Player Queen (freshman) This is Roza Fatulova’s sixth show overall and
first show at Overland. She is a ninth grader hoping to make it big in the Theatre Department.
She is very excited to be in Hamlet, and she is happy she gets to experience being in this
amazing play. She wants to thank her friends and family for always believing in her and pushing
her to do her best. She would also like to give a huge thanks to her drama teacher from middle
school, Mrs. Estrada for always being there for her every step of the way and helping her
become a stronger and better actress. She hopes to be in future Overland performances and
she hopes you enjoy the show.

WILLIAM VAUGHN as Lucianus (senior) This is William’s sixth and last mainstage production
at Overland High School. He is eternally grateful to all of the production staff and actors for
making this show reach its fullest potential. He hopes you all enjoy the show as much as he
has putting it on.

MAYA SONNENFELD as Gentleman (senior) This is Maya’s third year in Theatre and first
onstage appearance in a major production. She would like to thank her friends and family for
supporting her.
About the Cast & Crew
LILY WOOLCOTT as Messenger (sophomore) This is Lily’s third show here at Overland
High School and fourth show overall. She really enjoys being a part of the Overland Theatre
Department and loves being able to help with the magic that is put together on stage. She is so
proud of all the hard work her cast mates have put into the show, and she hopes you enjoy!

BRYNN BUTLER as Sailor (senior) Brynn has been involved in theatre for four years, and this
is her first appearance in a mainstage production. She would like to thank her encouraging
friends, her helpful teachers like Mr. Ray and Mrs. Cate, her loving parents, and her amazing
sister, Tara.

MELISSA DEANE as Gravedigger’s Companion (sophomore) Melissa is a sophomore


and has been in Theatre since she was in third grade. This will be her 13th show in which she
has participated. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her in
Theatre. She hopes you enjoy the show!

KATELYN STOLLSTEIMER as Doctor of Divinity (junior) This is Katelyn’s third mainstage


production at Overland! She really enjoyed being a part of the show and is excited for you
to see it. She would like to thank her fellow cast members and Mrs. Cate for being a great
director.

ZANE WORDEN as Osric (freshman) Zane was introduced into acting when he was in eighth
grade. Now he is in ninth grade doing his first high school show. He has been in three shows in
middle school and he has done one community theatre show. He is very excited and grateful to
be in Hamlet. He would like to thank his family and friends for always being there for him, and
he would also like to thank Mrs. Cate for taking chance on him. He hopes you enjoy the show!

ANDREA DIAZ as Ambassador (freshman) This is Andrea’s first play ever. She is super
stoked for it and for what it could lead to. Andrea played the role of little Frieda from the
Peanuts Gang in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, the musical, at Prairie Middle School. She
would like to thank Mr. Ray and Mrs. Cate for taking a chance on a theatre-loving freshman,
and hopes to be seen in many more productions at Overland and many other places in the
future.

OLIVIA CALDERON (props & costumes crew chief, sophomore) This is Olivia’s fourth show and
third mainstage show at Overland. She’s had a great experience as Crew Chief for this show
and for Hamlet. She would like to thank all her Props & Costumes crew along with her Grandma
Mary and her mom. Without further ado, please sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

ALY HOOPMAN (props & costumes crew chief, sophomore) This is Aly’s sixth show and her
third show at Overland. It’s been an amazing experience to be one of the crew chiefs on this
show. She would like to thank the Props & Costumes members who were so fantastic to work
with, and she would like to thank her friends and family for pushing her towards theatre. She
would never have made it without them by her side. She thanks you for coming to the show, she
hope you enjoy it.
About the Cast & Crew
ASHINYA RAPHAEL WELSH (props & costumes assistant crew chief, senior) Ashinya Raphael
is a senior who has worked with Props & Costumes on three previous shows, A Raisin in the
Sun, Heaven Can Wait and Spamalot.

NORMA ARMENDÁRIZ (props & costumes crew, sophomore) This is Norma’s first year in
Props & Costumes. So far she is enjoying it and becoming closer to more people! She can’t wait
for more fun experiences in props and costumes! She hopes you enjoy the show.

PATRICIA FUENTES (props & costumes crew, sophomore) This is the second show that
Patricia will be a part of at Overland—which she is thrilled to be included in! She’d like to thank
her family for all their love and support; Elisa, who has encouraged her in everything she does
in her life (she loves you); and Jorge, who has motivated her to do things she never thought
possible. She’d also love to thank all those involved in Props & Costumes for making this one of
the most joyful experiences in her life! Thank you all! Enjoy the show!

ASHLEY GOMEZ (props & costumes crew, sophomore) This is Ashley’s first year in Props &
Costumes. She’s previously been in High School Musical at Prairie Middle School and is thrilled
to be helping with both plays (A Raisin in the Sun and Hamlet). She hopes you enjoy the show.

KAITLYNN HENDERSON (props & costumes crew, freshman) Kaitlynn has been part of the
Perfect tech crew and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown tech crew. She would like to thank her
encouraging parents, caring friends, tech crew, and actors. Please enjoy the show!

CHRISTINA HO (props & costumes crew, sophomore) Christina has been in High School
Musical and Legally Blonde, Jr. at Prairie Middle School, and is excited to be working in Props
& Costumes for the first time! She’d like to thank her best friends as well as Ms. Kendrick and
Ms. Somers for giving her this opportunity to work in such a wonderful production! She hopes
you enjoy the show!

JESSICA KRUG (props & costumes crew, sophomore) This is Jessica’s first year in Props &
Costumes at Overland. She would like to thank her friends for doing props and costumes with
her and Ms. Kendrick and Ms. Somers for giving her this opportunity. She is really excited to
help make the show a success! She hopes you enjoy the show!

AMELIA MALCHOW (props & costumes crew, freshman) Amelia has been an actress in Prairie
Middle School’s musical You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. She is very excited to work in the
background as a part of Props & Costumes this year. She is excited for the show and hopes
everyone enjoys the performance!

SAMUEL WERSCH (props & costumes crew, senior) This is Sam’s second time being in Props
& Costumes! Sam was also recently on stage in A Raisin in the Sun. He is so excited to be a
part of this show, and he can’t wait for you all to see it. He would like to thank the actors for
being so kind and patient and hopes you enjoy the show!
About the Cast & Crew
SAMANTHA STRAIGHT (assistant technical director, junior) This is Sam’s sixth mainstage,
and she’s proud to work with her fellow peers to deliver a seamless and gorgeous play to the
audience. She’d like to thank the audience for coming to see everyone’s hard work—tech and
acting combined.

MAXCY ROSS (lead charge artist, senior) This is Maxcy’s eighth mainstage show, and
she’s very excited to be able to create the beautiful show that you get to enjoy. She’s super
grateful for the family she’s created in this department, and she hopes for the best for the
underclassmen that she’s leaving Tech to. She hopes you enjoy the show, and she loves you all.
Jackson, break a leg!

ERIK MALATCHI (master carpenter, junior) This will Erik’s fifth mainstage show doing Tech.
He heavily enjoys the construction aspect of Tech Crew and is very glad to have earned a
leadership position as Master Carpenter. Erik hopes you enjoy the show and admire everyone’s
efforts. He would also like to thank everyone who has stuck with him and put up with his
massively sleep-deprived ramblings about building this and that during Tech nights.

HANNAH JOBE (master electrician, junior) This is Hannah’s seventh show with Overland and
her fourth as Master Electrician. She has loved every minute of it. She wants to say, “Thank
you,” to her family for always supporting and pushing her, and to her friends for making things
exciting. She also wants to thank Mr. Ray, Ms. Sachs, Ms. Somers, and Ms. Kendrick for an
amazing Theatre Department. She hopes you enjoy the show!

ELLIE VICE (assistant master electrician, headshot photographer, sophomore) This is Ellie’s
fourth mainstage. She’s super excited to do all the lighting things and hopes folks enjoy the show!

TIANA “FINN” BEAZER (technical crew, junior) This is Finn’s third theatre production at
Overland, and she is very excited for you to see it! She’s especially grateful for everyone
coming to support Overland’s performing arts and is thankful to her friends for helping her
pursue what she loves.

SEAN BECK (technical crew, junior) Sean is excited to be doing Tech for his fourth show here
at Overland! Previous shows include Knutz and Boults and Heaven Can Wait. He hopes you
enjoy the show!

KAELYN BOUTIN (technical crew, sophomore) This is Kaelyn’s third mainstage production at
Overland, and is so proud of the whole Tech Crew for the work they’ve put in to make this show
happen. She wants to thank her family for dealing with the crazy schedule. She hopes you
enjoy the show!

JAMES BUXTON (technical crew, junior) This is James’s second mainstage production at
Overland, and he is so excited for you all to enjoy it.
About the Cast & Crew
AMBERLEE GIBSON (technical crew, junior) This is Amberlee’s third time working Tech for
mainstage. She hopes you find the show illuminating. *ba dum tss* (She’s in Lights...get it?)
She hopes you enjoy the show.

LIAM INGLIS (technical crew, junior) This is Liam’s third mainstage production at Overland
High School, and he’s very proud to be helping out on Construction Crew. He hopes you enjoy
the show!

ELLIE KNOWLES (technical crew, freshman) This is Ellie’s first time on Overland Tech. She
has previously worked on the Tech Crew at Prairie for Legally Blonde, High School Musical,
and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. She is so excited to be a part of OHS Tech this year and
would like to thank her family and friends. Enjoy the show!

BREANNA LARSON (technical crew, freshman) This is Breanna’s fifth production and second
time doing Tech at Overland. She is very excited to work with new people. She hopes you enjoy
the show!

KEVIN MUNOZ (technical crew, junior) Kevin is happy to be a part of Tech once again and
hopes that you enjoy the production as much as he enjoyed building things and telling people
what to do!

SOPHIA O’CONNELL (technical crew, freshman) This is Sophia’s second production here at
Overland, and she is so excited to be a part of Tech and meet all the great people. She hopes
you have a great time.

ANTHONY RICHMOND (technical crew, senior) This is Anthony’s fourth mainstage


production, and he is happy to be back to working with his peers to make it a great production.

TOLKEIN ROGERS (technical crew, sophomore) This is Tolkein’s first performance. He enjoys
building various things, and he hopes you enjoy the show!

WESLEY SCHWARZ (technical crew, junior) Wesley is very happy to be a part of Tech this
wonderful year. This is his fourth mainstage show! He hopes you enjoy the show!

DAVID STRIZICH (technical crew, freshman) This is David’s second show at Overland, and he
is very excited to be a part of it.

ALVARO TASAYCO (technical crew, sophomore) This is Alvaro’s first year in production. He is
really excited to learn new things and help out in any way he can.
About the Production Staff
ABBY CATE | director
has worked on 17 productions as a high school director, others
including Into the Woods, Jekyll & Hyde, and last year’s Spamalot.
At Overland, Abby conducts three vocal ensembles and teaches
piano and theatre courses. Ensembles under her leadership have
been honored at state and regional competitions, and students
of her studio are selected yearly to perform with the Colorado All-
State Choirs and All-State Jazz Choirs. Abby received her B.M.E. in
Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003
and her M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Concordia University
in 2014 and has either studied or worked with such vocal elite
as Tim Shue, Jodi Benson, and Kirby Shaw. Before teaching at
Overland High School, she was the Director of Choral Studies for
eight years at Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, Colorado. She
would like to extend a huge thank you to the cast, crew, faculty,
and families of the students involved in Hamlet for their unflagging
support, and also express her deep appreciation to her husband,
Wesley, for his eternal encouragement.

SARA SACHS | auditorium manager/tech director


Sara Sachs is so happy to be back at Overland for another grand
year! A recent graduate from the University of Denver where she
double majored in Theatre (distinction in stage management) and
Italian, Sara is a freelance stage manager in the Denver Metro
Area. She has worked with the Denver Center Theater Company,
Phamaly, Little Theater of the Rockies, the Athena Project, Sis
Tryst Productions, Obscene/Courageous Theatre, Pipedream
Productions, and Inspire Creative (to name a few). She is
currently a stagehand at the PACE Center in Parker, and a co-shop
foreman for the DU Dept. of Theatre. She would like to thank the
innumerable amount of ladies and gents who provide the unending
support, wisdom, and humor that make this all possible.

LARA KENDRICK | props & costumes


Lara is a math and AVID teacher with a love of theatre and traveling,
having visited over forty five countries. She has earned many frequent
flyer miles traveling to NYC to see the latest Broadway hit. Her theatre
experience has included work with Props & Costumes for over twenty
shows including Beauty and the Beast, Aida, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
She has also appeared on stage in two faculty musicals, Footloose
and Once upon a Mattress. She would like to thank the P&C Crew for
another great show and Wendy for being the best partner in crime EVER!
About the Production Staff
WENDY SOMERS | props & costumes
Wendy is in charge of information beautification at Overland and
has been involved with the Overland Theatre since Overland’s first
faculty musical, Grease, in 2003. Her expertise includes prop and
costume design, minor choreography, poster and program design,
and being a Photoshop Ninja! Her most challenging prop design
thus far has been creating ice cream that wouldn’t melt on stage.
It’s amazing how much mashed potatoes and food coloring can
looking like Neapolitan ice cream! A shout-out to Lara for keeping
everything organized. “Love you. Mean it.”

CADENCE HILTON | stage manager


{senior}
This is Cadence’s seventh Overland show she has been involved
in and her final year in high school. This is her first time as a Head
Stage Manager, and has previously been an Assistant Stage
Manager for Les Misérables and Spamalot and a Techie for The
Odd Couple, Shrek, Knutz and Boults, and Heaven Can Wait. She is
very excited for you all to see the hard work poured into the show
by everyone involved. She would like to thank all of her family and
friends for supporting her through everything.

SAM STEPHENS | assistant stage manager


{sophomore}
This is Samantha’s second year of theatre at Overland and third
year overall. This is her first time being a stage manager. She
would like to thank Mrs. Cate for being a great director and Mr.
Ray. She would also like to thank her parents and her friends for
always supporting her.

THESPIAN TRIP 2019


The Thespian Troupe will be traveling to
New York City during spring break. The trip
includes sightseeing, backstage tours, and the
opportunity to see five Broadway shows.
Thank you to those who have contributed
financially to help with their trip! Please email
Lara Kendrick if you would like to make a
donation. lkendrick2@cherrycreekschools.org
Overland Productions
1978–2018
1978–79 Night of January 16
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1979–80 The Fantasticks


1980–81 The Real Inspector Hound
1981–82 The Fiddler on the Roof
1982–83 Guys and Dolls
1983–84 Holiday Revels | Grease
1984–85 A Comedy of Errors | The Pajama Game
1985–86 Noises Off | Oliver | Blithe Spirit
1986–87 Antigone | West Side Story
1987–88 The Mousetrap
1988–89 The Crucible
1989–90 The Haunting of Hill House | The King and I
1990–91 The Fantasticks | The Diary of Anne Frank | Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1991–92 The Odd Couple (male and female) | The Nerd | South Pacific
1992–93 You Can’t Take It with You | Rumors | Grease
1993–94 The House of Blue Leaves | Guys & Dolls
1994–95 Noises Off | Me and My Girl
1995–96 Arsenic and Old Lace | How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
1996–97 The Mouse Trap | Anything Goes
1997–98 A Flea in Her Ear | Once upon a Mattress
1998–99 Charley’s Aunt | Leader of the Pack
1999–00 Much Ado about Nothing | West Side Story
2000–01 Clue | Pirates of Penzance
2001–02 You Can’t Take It with You | Annie Get Your Gun
2002–03 Cyrano de Bergerac | Grease | Faculty Grease
2003–04 Hooked | Les Misérables
2004–05 Macbeth | The Wiz
2005–06 The Matchmaker | Into the Woods
2006–07 Noises Off | The Scarlet Pimpernel
2007–08 Arsenic and Old Lace | Beauty and the Beast
2008–09 Romeo and Juliet | Footloose | Faculty Footloose
2009–10 Clue | Thoroughly Modern Millie
2010–11 Eurydice | Aida
2011–12 A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Jekyll & Hyde
2012–13 My Son Is Crazy – But Promising | The Wedding Singer
2013–14 To Kill a Mockingbird | Once upon a Mattress | Faculty Once upon a Mattress
2014–15 Illusions of Grandeur, Inc. | Flowers for Algernon | Sweeney Todd
2015–16 Odd Couple (male) | Odd Couple (female)| Odd Couple (female) @Thescon | Shrek
2016–17 Knutz and Boults | Les Misérables
2017–18 Heaven Can Wait | Spamalot
2018–19 A Raisin in the Sun | Hamlet
THEATRE

A BA program that emphasizes all aspects of Theatre


• Many ways to be involved in all areas of process
• Professional Guest Artists and strong local company relationships
• Study abroad as part of your degree - no added expense
• Students complete Theatre major and another major, if they choose
• Excellent faculty w/ very small faculty to student ratios
• Significant department scholarship opportunities
Special Thanks
Overland Parents of Performing Students (OPoPS)

The Mueller Foundation


The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation
Cherry Creek Schools Printing Services
JSP Performance
Rocky Mountain Screen Print

Shari VanHaselen, Susie Ruiz, Kate McDonnell, Stacey Szenderski,


the Overland Faculty and Staff, Overland Alumni,
Jasmine Estrada, and the Prairie Theatre Department

OHS Performing Arts Faculty

Fine Arts Coordinator...............................................................................................................Abigail Cate


Vocal Music...............................................................................................................................Martin Jacob
Instrumental Music............................................................................................................... Ryan Monarch
Instrumental Music................................................................................................................Hannah Smith
Theatre Arts.....................................................................................................................................Andy Ray
Auditorium Manager & Technical Director.............................................................................Sara Sachs

OHS Administration

Principal...................................................................................................................................... Leon Lundie


Assistant Principal...................................................................................................................John Madden
Assistant Principal.......................................................................................................................Alicia Pray
Assistant Principal..............................................................................................................Gary Thompson
Athletic Director.......................................................................................................................... Ryan Knorr
Activities Director........................................................................................................... Shari VanHaselen
Assistant to the Principal........................................................................................................... David Ford