St. Joseph High School Variety Show Reunion - August 19-20, 2016

Encore is a collaboration between the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation, the St. Joseph High School, and its alumni featuring actual acts as they were presented on the stage from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Components of Encore 2016

I. Repeat the 2014 Concept

Repeat an original act from previous SJHS Variety Shows (1950's through 2005) 

  • All acts accepted for the production will display the same material, be it musical, drama or dance as well as the same personnel who appeared in the original show.


    a.  One or more of the original members are deceased,
    b.  One or more of the original members is disabled,
    c.  One or more of the original members cannot appear because of a travel situation

    End Result:

    Because of any of the above exceptions, the majority of the members seen in an act in ENCORE will be original.

II. Musical Highlights

Selections from Broadway musicals performed at SJHS (1960's through 2005)

  • This could include leads, orchestra, dancers, choral numbers

III. SJHS Alums Return as Professionals

Performing music from their personal careers (1950's through 2005)

  • There will be a Jazz Ensemble, Showtime Dancers, Orchestra and Choraliers in the show

Auditioning for Encore 2016

Other than the official groups (Jazz Ensemble, Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra), an audition is REQUIRED for all acts to be in ENCORE 2016.

Official Groups of Encore 2016:  Each of the official groups listed above are still open for membership until April 1. Remember, participants in these groups must be former SJHS students and have performed in either the SJHS Variety Shows or SJHS Musicals between 1950 and 2005.

Acts in Encore 2016: Audition materials are being accepted through April 1, 2016 by the Encore Act Selection Committee. Acts that will be accepted will come from former Variety Show acts (same people, same material), performers from SJHS Musicals and accomplished performers, performing material from their personal careers.

Auditions may be sent in any way that works for you, e-auditions, CD, DVD, Facebook, etc.  The Committee is looking for:

  • Variety
  • Talent Level
  • Stage Presence
  • Audience Appeal

Audition materials are being accepted through April 1, 2016.

Sign Me Up!

Act Information
Category *
If Other Type, please explain.
If you have a Group act, how many?
Primary Contact *
Primary Contact
Please include each person's maiden name, graduation year, and e-mail address. One per line.
Stage Requirements
If providing own instruments, please describe.
Please list number of audio devices needed (i.e. 3 stand mics, 2 head mics, etc.).
General suggestions, including spotlight, effect, mood, etc.
Please draw an overhead diagram of how your act and equipment sits on the stage and provide approximate dimensions of the area you will need. We will request this diagram after we receive your application (a photo of the diagram taken with a camera or smartphone will work).