Jarrod Best

Welcome to the 
OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT 

Here, you will find information about the courses that are are offered in theatrical arts, Thespian Society (drama club) activities, and upcoming auditions and show dates.

Personal Information

I attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO and received my BSE in Theatre, and Speech/Communication with a minor in Psychology. This is my fourth year teaching at OGHS, and I couldn't be more excited! I grew up right down the road in Odessa, MO where I graduated in 2010. However, I am proud to call Oak Grove my new home where I live with my wife. I am excited to continue my journey with students eager to grow as people and artists, and learn about theatre. 

I am a member of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri and attend the professional development conference every fall, as well as the Web Master for the Kansas City Cappies Chapter. I am extremely excited to be sponsoring the International Thespian Society (drama club), the fall musical, spring play, and assistant coaching for the Speech and Debate team. 

This year we will be producing three AMAZING shows here at OGHS! We will begin with THE DROWSY CHAPERONS as our fall musical, then THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME as our competitve one-act, and finish off the year with BOEING BOEING as the spring play. We have over 65 roles for students to play on stage with many more opportunities off stage. Keep your eyes open for more information!


Mr. Best's Class Schedule 
First Hour: THEATRE ARTS I
Second Hour: THEATRE ARTS II
 Third Hour: THEATRE ARTS I
Fourth Hour: PLAN/STAGECRAFT
Fifth Hour: STAGECRAFT/PLAN
Sixth Hour: ADVANCED THEATRE
Seventh Hour: THEATRE ARTS I
Eighth Hour: ADVISORY



BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CALL BACKS

Thank you to all who auditioned!

This is our list of callbacks.

 

If your name is not on this list, please, do not think you did not receive a part. You showed us what we needed to see from you in auditions.

 

YOU WILL NEED TO LEARN THE FOLLOWING SONG FOR YOUR CALL BACK AUDITION MONDAY, 5/21. WE WILL ALSO HAVE MORE COLD READINGS FOR SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS.

 

Callbacks will be held in the Choir room.

 

If I Can’t Love Her

Gavin Richardson

Isaiah Weathers

Zach Rainbolt

 

Gaston

Greyson Hight

Kylar Hernandez

Mike Bryant

 

Be Our Guest

Brenden Marsh

Logan Wozniak

Quincy Wilson

Trey Bryant

 

 

 

Beauty and the Beast

Abigail Balnsit

Avery Blackston

Caitlee Lerno

Emily Heldenbrand

Olivia Purkey

Raye Wright

Savannah Riley

 

Belle (Reprise)

Alannah Trigg

Alyssa Visos

Ashlyn Smith

Bryleigh Giffin

Emma Nadeau

Kiley Jett

Olivia Johnson