Aves Theatre presents exciting season


Dan Ledbetter

Last year’s season featured Bring It On, Yellow Boat, Almost Maine, Noises Off, and of course Improv. Bring It On was the spring musical about cheerleading and school rivalry. The show was unique in that it was performed over two weekends.

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

Aves Theatre constantly presents shows in different styles. The current season is no exception. This year, students will be performing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Improv Show, Irena’s Vow, and Big Fish the Musical.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the fall production. It is a musical featuring students in one of the two acting ensemble classes. The show features six awkward spelling bee contestants who attempt to win the bee in a rather comedic manner. The show is Nov. 3, 4, and 5.
The Improv Show happens annually. This year, it is Dec. 15 and 16. Improv, or improvisational theater, is basically acting without scripts. The improv show features young actors and actresses being thrown into different games and scenes with no preparation.
“This is my second year doing improv and I have concluded that it is unlike anything else. Improv has the power to make you forget that the actors aren’t following a script.” said Shayna Kling, 10.
Irena’s Vow will be performed by the other acting ensemble class. The show is a straight play about a Polish girl who hides twelve Jews in the basement of the German commandant. It is a suspenseful and touching story about how one person can contribute to the greater good. The play will be performed Feb. 2,3, and 4.
“I’m in Irena’s Vow and I am so excited to be able to spread the message from this show. It is such a great story and everyone should come see this show.” said Madeleine Weiss, 10.
Finally, the season’s closer will be Big Fish the Musical. It will be April 6, 7, and 8. Big Fish, being the largest production of the year, will likely feature exciting costumes, dance numbers, and sets. The show is about Edward Bloom’s wild stories and his son Will’s attempts to see whether they are true.
“None of these shows are expendable. Everyone should come see each and every one of them.” said Kling.