Shrek the Musical is our spring musical. 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.
Performances are Thursday-Saturday, February 18-20 at 8 p.m. followed by a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on February 21. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Reserved seats in the center sections are $20, available online at SeatYourself.biz.
On his 7th birthday, two ogre parents send their son Shrek out of their house and into the world to make his living. They warn him that because of his looks, everyone will hate him, and he will not have a happy ending. Some years later, an embittered, grown up Shrek (Daniel Eshbaugh) is living contentedly alone in a swamp.
However, his solitude is disrupted when a band of fairytale creatures arrive that were banished by the evil Lord Farquaad (Nick Winkler). Shrek decides to travel to see Farquaad and try to regain his swamp. Along the way, he rescues a talkative Donkey (J'Kobe Stevens).
Farquaad says that if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona (Emma Tolleson) , who is currently trapped in a castle guarded by a fire-breathing Dragon (Marina Quintanilla), he will give Shrek the deed to his swamp. Shrek and Donkey set off to find Fiona, and try to restore things back as they were.
CLICK HERE for the Information Page, which contains the Cast of Characters, the Production Staff, the Rehearsal Schedule and artwork.
In conjunction with the Saturday night performance of Shrek the Musical on February 20, Temple High School Thespians will be offering a Pre-Show Barbecue Dinner. As a special bonus, people attending the dinner may receive Early Admission to the auditorium seating area (separate musical ticket purchase required). This will be a great bonus for people with general admission tickets.
The dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will include Big Bad Wolf Brisket and a roll, Pinocchio Potato Salad, Bishop’s Baked Beans and Happily Ever After Pudding Cup.
Tickets for the barbecue are $10 per person and may be purchased online at www.SeatYourself.biz/thespiansrus or in Mrs. Tolleson's theatre classroom. There is a 50¢ surcharge per ticket for online purchases.
Two special events are planned for Saturday, February 20, in conjunction with Shrek the Musical.
10 a.m. DONKEY'S WAFFLE BREAKFAST — Join us in the Temple High Student Center for a fun morning of waffles with Donkey and some of the citizens from Duloc. Children of all ages are invited. Although this event is geared toward boys, girls may certainly participate. We'll make shields to get ready for a mock battle and there will be a photo opportunity with Donkey and other Shrek actors. The cost is $15 per person participating. Adults may accompany children, but may not participate or eat unless they buy a separate ticket. Because we need to know how much food to prepare, we will only sell Advance Tickets. There will be no tickets available at the door. Tickets may be purchased online (50¢ service charge) at SeatYourself.biz, or in Mrs. Tolleson's theatre classroom.
2 p.m. TEA WITH FIONA — Join us in the Temple High Student Center for a fun afternoon tea party with Young Fiona, Teen Fiona and Princess Fiona. A few of the Fairy Tale Creatures from Shrek will also be present. Children of all ages are invited. Although this event is geared toward girls, boys may certainly participate. We'll decorate souvenir princess tiaras and enjoy story time with Princess Fiona. There will be a photo opportunity with the Fionas and other Shrek actors. The cost is $15 per person participating. Adults may accompany children, but may not participate or eat unless they buy a separate ticket. Because we need to know how much food to prepare, we will only sell Advance Tickets. There will be no tickets available at the door. Tickets may be purchased online (50¢ service charge) at SeatYourself.biz, or in Mrs. Tolleson's theatre classroom.
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An article by Crystal Dominguez about Temple High Thespian Derresha Webb appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram in the Life section of the Sunday, January 10, 2016 paper. Derresha received a $52,000 scholarship offer from the University of Evansville (Indiana). The article also lists Chase Yerkes as receiving a $40,000 scholarship offer from Oklahoma City University.
Seven (out of nine) events advanced from the annual Texas State Thespian Convention, December 2-6, 2015 in Dallas. Three students (Emma Tolleson, Daniel Eshbaugh and Derresha Webb) participated in the All-State Show, Big Fish. Derresha Webb received a $1000 technical theatre scholarship.
Over 6000 participated in the convention, which included 229 different Texas high school troupes. Temple was chosen as one of seven troupes to win the All Star Troupe Display award. Temple was also chosen as one of nine troupes to make a workshop presentation for the Outstanding Troupe award.
Temple students advancing to the International Thespian Festival, June 20-25, 2016, in Lincoln, Nebraska include::
Duet Acting = Adara Felix and Callie Ortega
Scenic Design = Zach Elliott
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
In the Texas-only team competitions, Temple won 1st place in Texas in Team Mask Making (James Equals, Adara Fields, Grace Mellette, Latrice Scott) and won 2nd place in Texas in Team Set Design (Alexis DeGraff, Zach Elliott, Jonathan Nabours, Robert Solar).