Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art
— Konstantin Stanislavsky


North’s production features a cast, crew, and orchestra of more than 100 students as well breathtaking flying effects provided by ZFX Flying Illusions, spectacular dancing, elaborate scenery and special effects, stunning original costumes, and some of the most beloved and memorable songs ever written for a musical including “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step in Time, “Feed The Birds” and “Jolly Holiday” as well as several new songs.  Among the magical moments:  Mary flies over the heads of the audience and Bert walks up the stage wall and dances upside down on the ceiling—and that’s just for starters!  MARY POPPINS is an enchanting, heartwarming show with an important message about love and cherishing what really matters that families in our area will definitely not want to miss!”

  • March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:00 PM 
  • March 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 12:30 PM (please note time change)
  • CAST A Performs:
    • March 12, 20, 21 at 7:00 PM
    • March 14, 15 at 12:30 PM
  • CAST B Performs:
    • March 13, 14, 19 at 7:00 PM
    • March 21, 22 at 12:30 PM
  • Tickets:  $15 (Thursday nights are family nights - all Thursday tickets are $12)
  • Ticket Box Office 920-997-3994
  • Tickets will go on sale to the public on February 2, 2015.  Box office hours will be Monday and Thursday 3:30-5:30 from February 2 through the performance dates.
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  • Saturday, April 24 @ 7:30 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • North Commons
  • $5 general admission

Improvedy presents hilarious games and sketches based on audience suggestions, performed in the style of the hit television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?  Concessions available. 

Alice in Wonderland

  • May 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 PM
  • May 9, 10 at 1:00 PM

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, North will present Lewis Carroll's classic literary tale this spring.

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit into the mad, illogical world of Wonderland and meet up with the likes of a grinning Cheshire Cat, an irascible Queen of Hearts, a sneezing baby (or is it a pig?), a Mad Hatter, a hookah-smoking Caterpillar, a Mock Turtle and a very sleepy Dormouse, among many other unusual characters.  Find out why a raven is like a writing desk (or maybe you won't), in this classic 'journey' tale that just happens to be full of impossible things.




Grades 7-8  May 16, 2015  9:00 am-3:00 pm

Learn how to Improv!

Improv comedy is one of today’s hottest forms of entertainment. To put it simply, improvisation is acting without a script—creating comedic situations on the spur of the moment.  To do improv, a performer must utilize all the stage skills and techniques necessary in acting, along with a quick wit and imagination to create “instant theatre.”  Discover the tricks to effective improv and have fun playing hilarious games based on audience suggestions in the style of the hit television show WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?  Members of North’s  popular improv troupe, IMPROVEDY will lead the workshop.

Learn How Actors Fight on Stage

Whether you are performing in Shakespeare or the latest martial arts movie, creating realistic yet safe fight scenes is a skill every actor needs to know.  Learn the basics of unarmed stage combat from  simple slaps to fancy falls.  Emphasis will be placed how to create the illusion of realistic combat scenes while maintaining complete safety and control.  Students may also be introduced to the fundamentals of armed combat using wooden practice swords, if time permits.  


Drama Day will conclude with a public performance for family and friends on the North High School stage.  The show will include a choreographed stage combat routine and comedy improv show!

Contact Information

  • Ron Parker, director


  • ANHS Theatre Department, 5000 Ballard RD, Appleton, WI 54913 

  • 920-832-4300 (school main office)

  • Ticket Box Office 920-997-3994


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