In NOVEMBER, any student in any grade is invited to join the RUNNING CREW for the REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY. South Kamloops Secondary stage crews enjoy the privilege of working with the professional technicians from Western Canada Theatre, who train them to use the state of the art equipment involved in lighting, sound, and flies that exist in the professional Sagebrush Theatre. In DECEMBER, they can do it all again for the CHRISTMAS ASSEMBLY.
These production opportunities are a proven training ground as experienced and skillful students have often be hired by WCT to operate equipment for an outside user group. Over the years, a great number of (Kam High and) SKSS graduates have participated in apprenticeship programs at WCT, and some have gone on to become theatre technicians themselves. Others have built successful careers as professional designers, production managers, stage managers, scriptwriters, stuntmen and women, actors, and directors. We are very proud of all of them.
Finally, in LATE MAY, the school produces its GRAD VARIETY SHOW, which is an impressive and extensive talent show open to performers of all types, from all grade levels. Some previous acts have included jugglers, martial arts demonstrations, gymnastics, and stand-up comedy, along with an amazing line up of talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors.
EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR, auditions and rehearsals take place in preparation for the ANNUAL SCHOOL PRODUCTION. Shows alternate from year to year between musicals and non-musicals, and auditions are open to any and all students in every grade, regardless of experience. Our show dates are usually in LATE APRIL, and we have the luxury of two full weeks in the Sagebrush Theatre for technical rehearsals and performances. Again, SKSS students benefit from the expertise of the professional technicians and designers from Western Canada Theatre. The run is usually from Wednesday to Saturday, with at least one matinee performance for the students of SKSS. Often there will be a second matinee to which other high schools and our feeder elementary schools are invited.
In is down, down is front;
out is up, up is back;
off is out, on is in;
and of course
right is left and left is right.
A drop shouldn't, and a block and fall does neither.
A prop doesn't, and a cove has no water.
Tripping is OK.
A running crew rarely gets anywhere,
a purchase line will buy you nothing,
a trap will not catch anything, and
a gridiron has nothing to do with football.
A strike is work (in fact, a lot of work) and
a green room, thank God, usually isn't.
Now that you're fully versed in theatrical logic...
"Break a leg!"