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Warner Bros Studio 2.0 is coming to the Barnstable High School Drama Club

Dear Parents, Teachers, Students, and Staff,

Warner Bros. Studio 2.0 is producing an internet based documentary series about the making of a real high school musical. To find the ideal subject for this project, we launched a year-long nationwide search for the most impressive high school theatre program. Three months ago, we narrowed down our lengthy list of candidates to three schools.

After visiting Barnstable High, and meeting with your principal, drama head, teachers, and drama students, our clear choice was Barnstable. Our decision was based upon the quality of your theatre program, the enthusiasm of the students and faculty, the sophistication of your theater facilities, and the overall energy and creativity of your school. You should all be proud of this amazing institution.

The series will be comprised of approximately 10 to 20 5-minute “webisodes” presented on the internet. It will feature the process and product of making a musical. Our small crew will document your upcoming Wizard of Oz production --from casting to curtain call. We will feature the work of the student actors, artists, technicians, and organizers who will make this musical a reality.

This series will be a team effort. We plan to involve Barnstable students in the shooting and writing of the project, and to hold a number of classes on production and new media. The internet promises to be a major part of every Barnstable student’s future in whatever discipline they choose. We think this opportunity will help advance their understanding of how to create, market, and monetize this medium to their advantage.

It is our hope that this project will also generate the nationwide attention to Barnstable’s extraordinary theatre arts program that it deserves.

In order for us to proceed with this project, each person involved in the upcoming Wizard of Oz production would need to sign a standard release, or to have it signed by their parent or guardian. We ask that those who choose not to sign the release, or appear in this video project on camera, speak to Mr. John Sullivan as soon as possible.

We look forward to working together in the new-media first, and to a great learning experience.


James Percelay & Rich Rosenthal

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Thw Wizard of Oz, the most beloved musical of all time will be produced by the Barnstable High School Drama Club in March/April.

Auditions will be held for High Schoolers Jan 7, 8, 9 from 6 to 8:30 in the Performing Arts Center at Barnstable High School. Auditions for Middle School and Elementary School students will be held on Jan 14 and 15 from 6 to 8. Students from the Barnstable School System only are allowed to audition. We will be looking at children from 8 to 18 for the roles available. High school auditioners (14 -18) will include speaking as well as a singing audition. Younger children will be only asked for a singing audition. More information call 508 771 6246.

The Barnstable High School Drama Club will pull out all stops to make this a most memoriable production of The Wizard of Oz. Flying by Foy a company that the club used to fly Peter Pan for that production will be returning to help add to the magic of this production.

TIN MAN on the Sci-Fi channel

Barnstable High School Drama Club alumnus Neal McDonough has a starring role in Tin Man on the Sci-fi Channel. Neal got his start with acting with the Drama Club as a freshman when he played Snoopy in "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." Neal also starred as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz in his senior year 23 years ago. Now he plays the Tin Man in the series bearing the same name!

Tin Man Star Praises Cast

Neal McDonough, who plays the title character in the upcoming SCI FI original miniseries Tin Man, told SCI FI Wire that his co-stars were "incredibly perfect" for their respective roles.

Based on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the six-hour Tin Man stars McDonough as ex-cop Wyatt Cain (known as a Tin Man) opposite Zooey Deschanel as DG, Alan Cumming as Glitch (who's missing half his brain) and Raoul Trujillo as Raw (a nervous wolverine-like creature).

"Zooey is so terrific in the character," McDonough said in an interview. "She's that angst-ridden, 20-something-year-old girl who's just perfect in this really different ride. And it's a different ride from what you'd expect with The Wizard of Oz, and it's an amazing emotional ride. Alan, if there's ever a dull moment, he'll do something to make everyone laugh, and he'll do it without even knowing it. He's such a great, funny, charming, wonderful guy to have on a set. You always have to have an Alan Cumming on every set."

As for Trujillo, McDonough said that he enjoyed working with the actor and felt tremendous compassion for him. "Raoul, my God, what this poor guy had to go through," McDonough said. "Every day, he spent hours in a chair getting the makeup put on, and he never complained. I'm telling you, he never complained. I wouldn't be able to take it. I always have two rules when I'm choosing roles, and they are two things I can't have: tights and prosthetics. Raoul would go through that every day for hours. I was like, 'Man, how do you do it?' I'm just claustrophobic, I guess. He's so perfect as Raw."


In the courtyard at The Cap Codder in Hyannis each night at dusk, you will be dazzled by the glow of more than 100,000 lights. Topiary animals will greet you as you make your way past rows of miniature Christmas Trees and Santa's Reindeer to a Santa's Village reminiscent of an old fashioned Enchanted Village. On Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and on Sundays from 5pm to 7pm, carolers from Barnstable High School Drama Club will walk among the visitors, dressed in festive costumes, spreading holiday spirit through song. And, back by popular demand, Santa will be taking some time out of his busy schedule to visit us at the Cape Codder! Children are welcome to sit on his lap to tell him their holiday wishes. (Please note: the carolers and Santa will be on-site until Sunday, December 16). Hot apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies (available for purchase in the Hearth 'n Kettle) may be enjoyed by the glow of the Cape Codder's bonfire, while children roast marshmallows and sing along with the carolers (weather permitting). The centerpiece of the Enchanted Village will be a 16 foot tall "Giving Tree" with a 3.5 foot star on top. Guests to the Enchanted Village are encouraged to bring an unwrapped new toy, gift card or non-perishable food to place under the tree. All donations will be given to Independence House in Hyannis. Last year, the "Giving Tree" yielded over $10,000 in food, toys, and gift cards for Independence House! Drop by and say "Hello!"