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

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  • May 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 PM
  • May 5, 6 at 1:00 PM
  • Tickets $10, CASH or CHECK only
  • Tickets available at the door one hour prior to each performance
  • Ticket presales:  Box office hours:  Monday, April 30th and Thursday, May 3rd from 3:30 to 5:30.  CASH or CHECK only

The Appleton North High School theatre department will present the popular romantic comedy, ALMOST, MAINE on May 2ND -6TH in the Appleton North High School auditorium.  Almost, Maine is a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. It’s love. But not quite. 

Appleton North theatre director, Ron Parker states, “ALMOST MAINE is currently one of the most produced plays in America and THE most popular play among high schools in the nation.  It was written by New York actor and playwright, John Cariani and features eight short vignettes, each about a different aspect of love and relationships set against the backdrop of this tiny, northeastern town and each including a unique, magical twist.  One of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the play is that it is a cross between the movie, ‘Love, Actually’ and ‘The Twilight Zone.’  It is hilariously funny and sweet, simple, yet complex, heartwarming and sometimes sad, whimsical, but always honest.  If you’ve ever fallen in or out of love—or hope to.  This play is for you.”

North’s production will feature a cast of 28 student actors. Audience members will be seated directly upon the stage in a “studio environment” to make them part of the action and storytelling.   Performances time are:  May 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7:30 p.m. and May 5th and 6th at 1:00 p.m.   General admission is $10.00.   Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance.  Seating is limited to 120 per performance.   Further information can be found on the North theatre website or by contacting Ron Parker, director, at 832-4300 or via e-mail: 


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Improvedy 2017-18


  • May 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  • North Commons
  • $5.00 general admission

The Appleton North High School  popular comedy improvisation troupe, IMPROVEDY, will present its last performance of the school year on May 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the North High School commons.  Hilarious games and sketches based on audience suggestions will be performed in the style of the hit television show WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?   This is the eighteenth season for the popular group of nine student performers ranging from freshmen to seniors.  Admission is $5.00. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before performance time.


 Learning safe stage combat

Learning safe stage combat

 learning safe stage combat

learning safe stage combat

 learning improv

learning improv


  • Grades 6-8 - May 19, 2018   9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Cost: $25  Includes lunch, snacks, group photo and certificate!
  • Performance for friends and family at 2 PM.

Middle School Program

Learn how to Improv!

Improv comedy is one of today’s hottest forms of entertainment. Discover the tricks to effective improv and have fun playing hilarious games based on audience suggestions. 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. 


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



March 2019

Appleton North HS Theatre is excited to announce our 2019 musical: Newsies!

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

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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