Category: Past Shows

Hamlet

Hamlet

 

 

November 4-8  at 7:00 pm 

By William Shakespeare, directed by Carla Spindt  

Skillfully directed by Carla Spindt, the famed story of the Prince of Denmark has been reimagined to feature an all female cast of students.

Set in a dystopian future, the play follows the story of Prince Hamlet, who comes home to find that his uncle, Claudius, has taken his place on the throne and has married the Queen after the passing of his father. As if this were not distressing enough, the ghost of his father appears to him and imparts the secret that Claudius was the one who killed him. Hamlet must decide what to do when asked to properly avenge his father’s murder.

All performances are at the Daniel Caldwell Theatre located at the back of Tamalpais High School’s campus (near Almonte/Stadium) where there is plenty of parking available in the back parking lot.

Tickets are available online or at the door. Prices are $5 for students and senior citizens and $12 for Adults. CTE students are admitted free, with a suggested donation of $5.
Non-reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 to claim your seats on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

October 10-14  at 7:00 pm 

By Charles Dickens, directed by Stephanie Hunt
 

Thank you for coming to see Oliver Twist!

The captivating tale took to the stage of Conservatory Theatre Ensemble on October 10th and ran through the 14th. This adaptation, by Neil Bartlett, was beautifully directed by Stephanie Hunt and involved a very talented cast and crew of students from Tamalpais High School.

Set in the bewitching time period of the original story, the play follows the life a young orphan, Oliver Twist, as he goes from worker to apprentice to thief in a struggle to survive. Twist’s desperate search for a caretaker artfully points out the injustice that was dealt to both the young and the poor during Dickens’ time, and balances the ideas of danger and fear against innocence and hope.

Neil Bartlett has been making rule-breaking theatre and performance since 1983. After a controversial early career he was appointed Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith in London in 1994; since leaving the Lyric in 2005 major cultural producers he has worked for theatres including the National Theatre, the Abbey in Dublin, the Bristol Old Vic, the Manchester ROyal Exchange, the Edinburgh International, Manchester International, Brighton, Aldeburgh and Holland Festivals, the Wellcome Foundation, and Tate Britain.

 

All performances are at the Daniel Caldwell Theatre located at the back of Tamalpais High School’s campus (near Almonte/Stadium) where there is plenty of parking available in the back parking lot.

Tickets are available online or at the door. Prices are $5 for students and senior citizens and $12 for Adults. CTE students are admitted free, with a suggested donation of $5.
Non-reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 to claim your seats on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Spring One Act Festival

Spring One Act Festival


May 11-13/15-19/22-25 7pm

Our exciting One-Act Festival! 40 one acts in 12 nights all written, directed, and performed by students in the CTE ensemble. Every night is always a new combination of comedy, tragedy, and absurdity.

All performances are at the Daniel Caldwell Theatre located at the back of Tamalpais High School’s campus (near Almonte/Stadium) where there is plenty of parking available in the back parking lot.

Tickets are available at the door. Prices are $5 for students and senior citizens and $12 for Adults. CTE students are admitted free, with a suggested donation of $5.
Non-reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 to claim your seats on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Measure for Measure and As You Like It

Measure for Measure and As You Like It

Two Shakespeare plays directed by Julianna Rees
April 24-28 at 7:00 PM

Two of Shakespeare’s most acclaimed plays are performed in an abbreviated form to create a great evening of entertainment at TAM High School’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble, an award-winning student theatre company. “Measure For Measure” and “As You Like It” is adapted and directed by Julianna Rees, and performed by an ensemble cast in both plays.

Performances are April 24- 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM. All performances are at the Daniel Caldwell Theatre located at the back of Tamalpais High School’s campus (near Almonte/Stadium) where there is plenty of parking available in the back parking lot.

Ticket prices are $5 for Students and Senior Citizens and $12 for Adults.
Non-reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 to claim your seats on a first-come, first-serve basis. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill

Directed by Carla Spindt

September 26-30 2016

Shows begin at 7:00 PM. Seating is first-come, first-served when the doors open at 6:30.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office before the performances.

Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE), an award-winning student theatre company at Tamalpais High School, will present “Sense And Sensibility” as the first show of the 2016-17 season. The play is adapted from Jane Austen by Kate Hamill and it is directed by Bay Area veteran theatre artist, Carla Spindt, a guest artist at CTE.

CTE advanced students will be acting in the show as well as providing all aspects of design and production. All performances are in the beautiful Caldwell Theatre located at the back of TAM High’s campus where plenty of parking is available. Suitable for all ages!!

Shows begin at 7:00 PM. Seating is first-come, first-served when the doors open at 6:30.
Tickets can be purchased in person  at the box office before the performances.

 

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Beowulf

Beowulf

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Adapted and Directed by Julianna Rees

October 24-28 2016

Shows begin at 7:00 PM. Seating is first-come, first-served when the doors open at 6:30.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office before the performances.

Tamalpais High School’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble opens its 40th anniversary season with a new adaptation of Beowulf. This version features a cast of twenty, live percussion, songs, stage combat, and dynamic physicality.  The cast includes tenth through twelfth graders enrolled in CTE Tam’s advanced drama classes.  The production is fully student designed and produced. Percussionist and guest artist Jason Lynn has created an original drum score for the cast to play as they accompany the action of the play.

 

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The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

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Jemma Kennedy’s adaption from Mark Twain

Directed by Molly Noble

November 29-Dec 3

Just in time for the holidays, Conservatory Theatre Ensemble* @ Tamalpais High School will present a classic tale from the beloved canon of Mark Twain. The story is about a poor boy and a lonely young prince who exchange identities that produce entertaining situations as they gain new perspectives on their lives in Merry Old Tudor England. CTE’s production is directed by Bay Area Theatre Artist, Molly Noble, and will feature advanced acting students playing multiple roles.

Advanced students will also design all aspects of production to create the world of the play and others will stage manage and provide the production work needed for the performances.

All performances will be at the Caldwell Theatre located at the back of Tamalpais High School’s campus in Mill Valley, California. Curtain time is at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 for open seating. Tickets are $5 for Students and Senior Citizens and $12 for Adults. “Prince And The Pauper” is suitable for all age groups.

For more information about the show and the CTE season, visit their website at www.ctetam.org

 

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