Audition Info


Aliens vs. Cheerleaders

Performances October 20, 22 & 23
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Day Strickland

After aliens abduct and scan two unsuspecting teenagers’ brains to find their leader, they are led to Principal Forsman of Saint Valley High School. Little do the power-hungry aliens suspect that the school’s cheerleading squad is full of brains, brawn, and butt-kicking skills. But when the cheerleaders are overpowered, it’s up to hipster outsider Molly and her nerdy sidekick Lewis to step in and save the planet.
This show will be entered into a One Act Competition at the end of October.

All participants must be members of drama club (joining dues are $20)
Cast fees: $200 // Crew fees: $75 – required to bring to first rehearsal August 16. Make check payable to PTBC.

Audition Dates:
Workshop: Tuesday, August 9, 3:30-5:30PM
Audition: Thursday, August 11, 3:30-6:45PM
Callbacks (if needed): Monday, August 15, 5-6PM

If you are interested in auditioning or filling a tech role, please email Day Strickland ( no later than August 8th. Audition side(s) will be sent to you after your email has been received.
Include with your email:

  1. Grade Level
  2. Headshot (or any picture)
  3. Resume (or a list of related experiences)
  4. Special Skills (especially stage combat or martial arts)
  5. Conflicts with rehearsal dates

Tech Roles (note: there is not a need for general stage hands for this show):

  • Stage Manager – (Must attend all auditions and rehearsals)
  • Assist. Stage Manager – (Must attend all auditions and rehearsals)
  • Scenic Artist
  • Props Master
  • Costume Designer
  • Assist. Costume Designer
  • Hair/Make-Up Designer
  • Assist. Hair/Make-Up Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technician/Spot Operator
  • Sound Designer

Read Through: Tuesday (3:45-5:30), August 16
Production Meeting: Tuesday (6:45-8), August 30

Mandatory Parents Meeting:
Thursday (6:30-7:15), August 25

Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:45-6:45), August 16 – October 13
Sunday (12:30-6:30), October 2
Saturday (12:30-6:30), October 8
Saturday (12:30-6:30), October 15 (Cue to Cue)
Mandatory Tech Week (3:30-9): October 17-20

*All rehearsals are mandatory unless cleared with the director 24 hours in advance

Thursday, October 20 (this will either be a show or tech day)
Saturday, October 22, 2PM and 8PM
Sunday, October 23, 5PM

Competition Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday (3:45-6:45), October 26 & 27

Regional Competition:
Saturday, October 29, All Day

State Competition: (only required if Regional Competition is won)
November 12



Haunted Theatre – Mad in Wonderland

Performances October 26, 27 and 28

Directed by Ana Gonzalez and Sarah Givens

A gateway to the whimsical world of Wonderland has appeared and The Queen of Hearts requests an audience with you! Your trusty guide will lead you through the unhinged land while you come across some familiar faces along the way. But heed our warning; the residents of this world are acting stranger than usual. Something malicious is taking over Wonderland and doesn’t appreciate your stay. So, if you dare to accept the Queen’s invitation, remember to keep your eyes open. Insanity is lurking in every corner… and is sure to be after you.

All participants must be members of drama club; dues: $20 plus Show fees: $60

Audition: Wednesday, August 10, 3:30-6:30PM

Parents Meeting: Wednesday (6:30-7:15), August 31

Wednesdays (3:30-6:30), August 17 – October 19

Saturdays (9-12), September 17, October 8 & 15

Make-Up, Hair, and Costume Training/Fittings/Rehearsal:

Friday (3:30-5:30), September 9

Mondays (3:30-6:30), September 12 & 19

Mandatory Tech Days – No absences permitted

Monday (3:30-6:30), October 10

Wednesday (3:30-6:30), October 12

Monday (3:30-9), October 24

Tuesday (3:30-9), October 25


Wednesday (6:30-9:30), October 26

Thursday (6:30-9:30), October 27

Friday (6:30-10:30), October 28

Haunted Theater audition form 2016

Join Drama Club!

Drama Club will meet on Fridays in the theater, from 3:30-5:00.

The Improv Club will meet in Chorus Room during x block.

Click here for the 2017-18 Drama Club Membership Form.

Join us in one (or more!) of these great opportunities!
• Join Drama Club
• Participate in any or all of our shows
• Become a Thespian Troupe Member
• Help collect canned goods for MUST Ministries in our Annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat community service project
• Volunteer at football games to raise money for the program with face painting and cotton candy sales
• Get trained by professionals in the community in stage combat, improv, musical/voice, choreography, and acting techniques
• Attend the 3 day Georgia Thespian Conference at Columbus State University
• Walk the Red Carpet at the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards
• Earn academic and thespian distinctions toward graduation cords and college resumes

In the Past 3 years, we have been recognized for:
Shuler Award – Best Supporting Actor, 2017
Best supporting actress nominee for the Shuler Awards, 2015
Improv standouts
Best Set
Best Actress for One Act Competition
Governor’s Honor Program Semi-Finalists

Click here for our calendar

Master Classes

Summer is a great time to hone your skills. Several master classes are being offered throughout the metro Atlanta area over the summer. Here are just a few of them:


arts-bridge The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center offers a Master Class Series through their ArtsBridge Foundation.

perf-warehouse The Performer’s Warehouse in Alpharetta has a roster of summer classes in all areas.

carrie A “Musical Theatre Master Class with Carrie Madsen” is offered every Monday throughout June and July in the East Cobb area.

 orbit Orbit Arts Academy is offering a Teen Musical Theatre Intensive. Two different sessions are available in July.

 allliance  The Alliance Theatre offers summer classes in acting, musical theatre and more!

Summer Shows

Several Pope High School Drama Club students are participating in local community theater productions over the summer. They would love for you to come out and support them. And remember, you can earn Thespian points for attending live theatre!

If you’re doing a summer show and want your name added to this list, just send an email to our webmaster.


ave-q Matthew Schwartz and Brianna Boehm have been cast in Avenue Q at Act3 Productions
Performances: June 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm and June 18 & 19 at 3:00 pm
Act3 Productions, 6285 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA
Get Directions
shakespeare Sarah Mott is participating in the Shakespeare Intensive for Teens (June Session) at the Atlanta Shakespeare Company
Show: Much Ado About Nothing
Performances: June 18-20. Optional 4th week “Remix” June 20-24th
The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30308
Get Directions
 shakespeare Matthew Schwartz, Megan Schwartz & Michael Dotson are participating in the Shakespeare Intensive for Teens (July Session) at the Atlanta Shakespeare Company
Show: Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performances: July 23-25. Optional 4th week “Remix” July 25-29
Get Directions
catch-me Jade Long has been cast in Catch Me If You Can at the Red Phoenix Theater Company
Performances: July 1 & 2 at 8:00 pm and July 3 at 1:00 pm
Performances at the Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Hwy NE, Buford, GA 30518
Get Directions
 xanadu David Reingold is running lights for Xanadu at Act3 Productions.
Performances: July 29 & 30 at 7:30pm; July 31 & August 7 at 3pm; August 5 & 6 at 7:30pm
Act3 Productions, 6285 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA
Get Directions


Election Results

Drama Club Students Leadership elections have concluded. Below are the new leaders for 2016-17.

  • Co-Presidents:  Matthew Schwartz & Sormeh Sanaseri
  • Co-Troupe Leaders: Ofek Adar & Brianna Boehm
  • Co-Managers: Sarah Givens & Michael Dotson

The Drama Club will be adding representatives for the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior classes. More details on this will come at a later date. If you are interested in serving as your class representative, talk with the Drama Club faculty advisor, Nick Holman.


Elections for the 2016-17 Pope Theater Booster Club Board have also concluded. The new board members are:

  • David Schwartz – President
  • Belinda Givens – Secretary
  • Todd Boehm – Treasurer
  • Jennifer Bartlett – Member at Large
  • Kimberly Dotson – Member at Large
  • Nick Holman – Pope HS Faculty Sponsor

Congrats to all!