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Temple High students will be competing for scholarships and awards during the annual Texas State Thespian Convention, December 2-6, 2015 in Dallas.
Three students (Emma Tolleson, Daniel Eshbaugh and Derresha Webb) were selected at last year's convention to participate in the All-State Show, Big Fish. The musical will be performed with students from all around the state several times during the convention. The group met several weekends during the past year to rehearse.
Marina Quintanilla, Abrianna Ingram, Chase Yerkes and Derresha Webb will be competing for scholarships (acting and technical theatre).
Several students will compete to be national event qualifiers. A panel of judges will determine if the students advance to the international compete in June 2016. These include:
Scenic Design = Zach Elliott
Theatre Marketing = Jonathan Nabours
Duet Acting = Callie Ortega, Adara Fields
Group Musical = James Equals, Daniel Eshbaugh, Kaziah Fields, Kiaya Fowler, Marina Quintanilla, Latrice Scott, J'Kobe Stevens, Emma Tolleson, Andrew Tye, Malcolm Watson, Faith Whitaker, Nick Winkler, Taylor Wilson
Monologue = Ta'Shawn Chunn
Costume Design = Abrianna Ingram
Stage Management = Chase Yerkes
Sound Design = Derresha Webb
Lighting Design = Sam Little
Other events include Texas-only competitions, such as:
Texas Tech Challenge = Chris Apgar, Chris Brown, Alexis DeGraff, Kaziah Fields, Gabe Fontánez, Sam Little, Robert Solar
Texas Hair & Make-Up = Bailee Poelker, Callie Ortega, Marina Quintanilla, Chase Yerkes
Texas Set Design = Alexis DeGraff, Zach Elliott, Jonathan Nabours, Robert Solar
Texas Mask Making = James Equals, Adara Fields, Grace Mellette, Latrice Scott
Texas Costume Design = Kiaya Fowler, Abrianna Ingram, Oliver Marshall, Faith Whitaker
Auditions for Shrek the Musical were held Monday-Wednesday, October 5-6-7, from 4:30 to 7:30. This will be an All-District Production. Any student that attends a Temple ISD school (elementary, middle or high school) or any adult that is employed by Temple ISD was eligible to audition.
Audition results are posted on the information page (click below).
Music rehearsals for principal characters will begin on Monday, November 9. Music rehearsals for everyone start Wednesday, December 9.
After the Christmas holidays, rehearsals begin on Monday, January 4. Performance dates are February 18-21.
CLICK HERE for the Information Page, which contains thSte Cast of Characters, the Production Staff and the Rehearsal Schedule.
The Dining Room is a play by the American playwright A. R. Gurney. Performanes are Thursday-Saturday, November 5-7, at 8 p.m., plus a Sunday matinee on November 8 at 2 p.m.
General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. All performances will be in the Temple High School Auditorium. Tickets will be available from members of the cast and production staff. Online ticket sales at SeatYourself.biz. Seating will be on the stage on three sides of the actors. Audience members are requested to enter through the glassed-in foyer on the west side of the building, which is between the band hall and the stage.
The play is called "A Comedy of Manners" and is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes — some funny, some touching — which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species.
The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
CLICK HERE for the play's Information Page, which contains cast list, production staff list and rehearsal schedule.
Below is a copy of an article by Tyler Agnew (Photos by Michael Miller) that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on November 1, 2015: