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The Jefferson Actors Guild (aka J.A.G.)
The Jefferson Actors Guild, aka J.A.G., was founded in 2000 to help bring drama to Jefferson School. Over the past 18 years, J.A.G. has produced:

2001: The Wizard of Oz
2002: The Fairy Tale Courtroom
2003: Kids to the Rescue
2004: Schoolhouse Rock
2005: Lion and Mouse Stories
2006: The Princess’s Gift
2007: Twinderella
2008: The Princess King
2009: Hydrangea Albright, Comedy or Tragedy?
2010: If I Had a Million Dollars
2011: A Trip To The Fairy Tale Courtroom
2012: Lion and Mouse Stories
2013: Haphazardly Ever After
2014: Something Special Happened
2015: The Fairy Tale Misfits
2016: It's All About Baseball
2017: The Princess King
2018: Hydrangea Albright, Comedy or Tragedy?
2019: Haphazardly Ever After: Day Show on Wednesday, 4/3, Night Show #1 on Thursday, 4/4, Night Show #2 on Friday, 4/5

SPARC Pancake Breakfast Saturday, 3/30/19

During this time, over 700 fourth and fifth graders have participated in J.A.G. Many of our J.A.G. alumni have gone on to participate in Summit Middle School and Summit High School plays. From the beginning, J.A.G. has emphasized the process, over the product. It is our goal to bring a positive drama experience to each year’s cast and crew. Teamwork, personal responsibility, and dedication are all emphasized throughout the 4 months process.


2018: Hydrangea Albright, Comedy or Tragedy?

SYNOPSIS: 
A theatre accidentally hires two different playwrights to write a play about Hydrangea Albright, a young girl whose family is cursed with bad luck. One playwright sees her story as a tragedy filled with disappointment and sadness, while the other playwright sees Hydrangea’s story as a whimsical comedy in which failure leads to new opportunity. While the playwrights argue, duel with their pens and even rewrite each other’s scenes, we meet an array of eccentric characters in this play-within-a-play. The episodic tale starts with a curse created by her great-great-grandfather and works its way through several generations of Albrights. From lightning striking a tuba to a case of uncontrollable hiccups to a tree house destroyed by a piece of the International Space Station, we learn that there’s more than one way to react to an unfortunate series of events. With the opportunity for minimalist staging (thanks to the play-within-a-play plot), a structure that allows the characters with the most lines — the narrating playwrights — to keep their lines in front, of them and a remarkable female heroine who teaches us a wonderful moral about staying positive and not acting like a victim.


2017: The Princess King


SYNOPSIS: Everyone loves a good story, especially when it comes to life!  Lucille’s mother tells her the story of “The Princess King” as it unfolds before our eyes on the main stage.  Princess Genevieve wants to marry Henry, but he’s just a common cook. Of course, the king thinks this is ridiculous and takes it upon himself to choose who will be the next king and a suitable husband for his daughter.  Though the princess begs her father to let her lead the kingdom herself, the king instead decides to hold a contest to find the next king. Princess Genevieve is outraged that she has been reduced to a trophy for her father’s contest, so she and Henry cook up a plot to have Genevieve enter the contest herself.  Disguised as a prince, Genevieve is intent on proving to her father that she is worthy to wear the kingdom’s crown. Meanwhile, to cover for her absence, Henry clumsily masquerades as the princess, and Genevieve’s maid tries to cover for the cook! Filled with mistaken identities, tongue-in-cheek humor, and over-the-top characters, your audiences will cheer for the princess as she tries to outsmart Prince Air-Guitar and evil “Prince Fluffy” and battle the great chicken-dragon, with some help from Henry’s delicious lasagna!



J.A.G. 2019
Below are downloadable copies of all of the handouts for this spring's production of Haphazardly Ever After.


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