Once again, Thunder Theatre hit the ground running with productions, activities, and service projects that would make the community proud to have such a dedicated group of students in their neighborhood.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe performance
October 11 - 13, 2018
A Christmas Adventure - 2018
This year, A\BC Productions presented its nineteenth annual performance of A Christmas Adventure, which took place in Atwater’s Bloss House, composed of over 50 castmembers. Based on an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the walking tour takes its audience through the mansion to tell the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he visits his past, present and future and learns the true meaning of Christmas. The cast itself this year featured students and teachers from Atwater High School, Buhach Colony High School and Peggy Heller Elementary, along with several guests which played Mr. Scrooge in the Foyer. The cast performed in the museum from December 1st to December 9th to remind Atwater what the holidays are truly about.
The Theatre Arts 2 class had been learning, rehearsing, and preparing for their improv show since the beginning of the school year. The shows, performed at the beautiful Buhach Colony theatre, ran the night of the 8th & 9th of November. The first night of the competition, the Drama 2 class competed amongst each other to see who the champions of the class were. The following night, they competed against the old champions, the Drama 3s & 4s, to see which of these groups could take home the title of Improv Champions. The first night held a small, but ecstatic, audience. It was hosted by Nicolas Ruano and had La Bamba defeating the other two teams, The Phantoms and The Sharks. The next night, with a medium crowd, hosted by Mr. Bettis, La Bamba took home the crown AGAIN, defeating the prior champions. A little birdie is telling us that Golden Valley wants in on this improv action.
FAN (Friday Activity Night) Nights are an after-school activity for the drama club. The aim of FAN Nights are to bring the club together and participate in theatre-related activities outside of the regular school day. There have been two FAN Nights this semester. In September, students in Drama Club went to downtown Merced to see the Titanic: The Musical, at Playhouse Merced. In November, Drama Club hosted its second FAN Night-- the night consisted of a potluck, theatre karaoke, and rock painting.
Photos: A\BC Productions, Lizzy Lourenco