A Sidekick Story Program
2023 JUNIOR DRAMA PRODUCTION
Show Dates: Dec. 6, 8, 9, 2023
Written by CHARLOTTE NIXON
Any video/audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
Did you ever want to be a superhero? This year’s play follows one supervillain, Dr. Experimentist, as he fights to maintain his membership in the notorious League of Evil. There’s just one problem—membership means defeating his best friend and superhero, Extremo. Will Dr. Experimentist give up on his friendship, or will he stand up and fight?
Greetings heroes of CA,
As we gather in this extraordinary space (the Black Box Theatre), let us reflect on the words of our fearless leader, Dr. Experimentist:
“I’m done living up to someone else’s expectations of me. This entire room is full of the unexpected.”
We here at CA are unexpected, aren’t we? Just look at the power we hold. We work hard, play hard, try hard, and as a result, we consistently blow everyone away—it’s our superpower!
Over a few short months, we’ve formed a superhero squad. Our teachers, staff, parents, students, first-time performers, seasoned actors, and tech crew were all on a mission to stage the most sensational show imaginable! Our training regimen has been more intense than any workout montage, but the energy, forged friendships, and shared purpose have made every second feel like a lightning-fast rescue mission.
To our students, thank you for bringing your goofy, energetic, fantastically funny selves to rehearsal every day. You are strongest together!
To our parents, you’ve been the ultimate support squad. Running lines on repeat, decoding the information overload, and executing flawless carpool pick-ups. Your super-parent powers are unmatched!
To our Senior School students who swooped in to lend a hand, we adore you! You were the role models we needed, proving that with great power comes great responsibility.
To the teachers who made all this possible, including Dawn, Sophie, Leeanne, Andrea, and Emilie, you’re the justice league that no villainous challenge can defeat. Your support, brainstorming, and problem-solving skills were our secret weapons.
So, welcome to our superhero headquarters: buckle up, suit up, and expect the unexpected!
Dr. Experimentist’s Lair and a City Street
Scene 1: Mind Control
Scene 2: After Hours
Scene 3: Small Fries, Part 1
Scene 4: Clinky Clinky
Scene 5: A Strongly Worded Email
Scene 6: Small Fries, Part 2
Scene 7: Insta-regret
Scene 8: A Moral Dilemma
Scene 9: When Zombies Attack
Scene 10: Small Fries, Part 3
Scene 11: While Saving Grannies
Scene 12: Mayhem Checks In
Scene 13: The Return of Evil
Scene 14: Small Fries, Part 4
Scene 15: Teenage Mutant Ninja Bunnies
Scene 16: Small Fries, Part 5
Scene 17: Ninjas (BUNNIES) Attack
Scene 18: Small Fries, Part 6
Scene 19: Extremo Learns the Truth
Scene 20: Passivist Farming Community
Scene 21: Mixed Tape
Scene 22: Robot Soldiers
Scene 23: Small Fries, Part 7
Scene 24: Extremo’s Death…Almost
Scene 25: Technically It’s Evidence
Scene 26: Double Trouble Payback
Scene 27: A Sidekick is Born
Scene 28: Small Fries, Part 8
Scene 29: Just Missed It
|Dr. Depraved: Sydney C.
Dr. Deplorable: Marla L.
Dr. Dreadful: Annika ‘t H.
Extremo: Daxon B.
Dr. Experimentist: Owen H.
Devon: William J.
Daryl: George H.
Danny: Dom N.
Minion: Zoe G.-K.
Minion 2: Maren C.
Minion 3: Noah T.
Majorie Mayhem: Aria T.
|Agnes Anarchy: Margot M.
Abigail Anarchy: Mackinley S.
Abigail Anarchy: Mackinley S.
Zombie 1: Jaina J.
Zombie 3: Nya H.
Zombie 4: Evelyn J.
Van Gogh: Addy F.
Warhol: Audrey J.
Dali: Jaina J.
Stallone: Kevin S.
Van Damme: Alexander H.
Diesel: Liam C.
|Dr. Depraved: Mallory H.
Dr. Deplorable: Eshal K.
Dr. Dreadful: Charlotte R.
Extremo: Adam B.
Dr. Experimentist: Kira R.
Devon: Bennett B.
Daryl: Kye C.
Danny: Will O.
Minion: Alec A.
Minion 2: Luka K.
Minion 3: Harry S.
Majorie Mayhem: Ana K.
|Agnes Anarchy: Finley C.
Abigail Anarchy: Lexi H.
Zombie 1: Issac R.
Zombie 3: Cole O.
Zombie 4: Ali P.
Van Gogh: Grayson W.
Warhol: Niclas T.
Dali: Ali P.
Stallone: Jenson O.
Van Damme: Cole O.
Diesel: Omar O.
Director/Playwright: Charlotte Nixon
Assistant Directors: Sophie Bresciani and Dawn Matthews-Nicols
Student Director: Kenzie B.
Creative Director/Technical Director/Head Stage Manager: Leeanne McLim
Technical Assistant: Emile H.
Production Assistant: Andrea P.
Set Designer: Jamie Lafond
Lobby Display: Leeanne McLim and Andrea Page
Student Stage Managers: Thomas L. and Will P.
Junior School Assistant Stage Managers: Weston D. and Colin F.
Costumes: Leeanne McLim
Costume Assistant: Olivia Y.
Hair and Makeup: Ava H. and Olivia Y.
Props: Leeanne McLim, Jamie Lafond, and Andrea Page
Set Painting: Jamie Lafond and the Art 20/30 Students
Sound: Emilie H.
Follow Spot Operator: Ava H., Sydney H., and Ivy M.
Backstage Managers: Kenzie B.
Special Stage Effects: Emilie H.
Student Head Usher: Heidi t’H.
Photography Lead: Danica M.
Cast Photographers: Olivia Y., Abby W., and Addison H.
Program Design: Jordan Pike and Leeanne McLim
Graphic Design: Christine Talukdar
Communications and Marketing: Jordan Pike, Nick Hughes, Jelmer Derksen, and Lindsey Meredith
Our many helping hands have assisted in so many ways. Although unseen, these people are an integral part of this production and so much more, including:
Calgary Academy’s Leadership Team for their steadfast and ongoing support of the Drama program.
John Lee and the Facilities team for keeping our space neat and tidy after each of our late-night shows.
Our Front Office leading ladies, including Maggie Heintz, Liz Boyd, Tilly Martin, and Cathy Fleck.
The Communications and Marketing team for some really fun promotional ideas, including Lindsey Meredith, Nick Hughes, Jelmer Derksen, Christine Talukdar, and Jordan Pike.
Our Finance team, including Yvette Schuller, Nona Smith, and Annette Moline, for all their support with ticket sales and for always keeping us in check.
Danica McConnell for all her help organizing the photography students.
Our Art 20/30 students for their help with set painting and props.
Shirley McLim for her donations of some of the beautiful costumes.
The teachers of Calgary Academy for their understanding and flexibility with these tired, overworked, and underpaid actors.
Parents, we know that behind every great kid is an even greater parent. Thank you for your support!
The Calgary Academy Cast and Crew’s energy and commitment to making this show a success.