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Temple Students Prepare for the Musical "Oklahoma!" Feb. 2-5

Temple High students are busy preparing for the musical Oklahoma!, which performs February 2-5. Oklahoma! was the first musical written by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Set in the Oklahoma Territory in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain (Benjamin Clardy) and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams (Emma Tolleson). A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker (Andrew Tye) and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie (Adara Felix). The musical also features Laurey's Aunt Eller (Kaiya Fowler and Andylyn Schmidt), hired-hand Jud Fry (Nickolas Winkler) and peddler Ali Hakim (Gabriel Salazar).

Updated Sunday, February 5: Online ticket sales have ended. General admission and reserved seating tickets will be available at the door while they last.


CLICK HERE for the information page about Oklahoma! with cast and production staff members.



Below are articles by Melany Cox that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on February 2 and 5, 2017.


Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
(254) 215-7112


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25 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 25 years in a row (as of March 2017). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2015-2016 Highlights

Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

3rd Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

3rd Place & 6th Place
Individual Entries in
UIL Dramatic Design

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of seven in Texas)

Seven Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Participate in
All-State Show (Big Fish) 

2014-2015 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Theatre Marketing

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of four in Texas)

Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Selected for
All-State Show (Big Fish) 
Cast and Crew

Natasha Tolleson named to
Texas Thespian Hall of Fame

Second Runner-Up
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2013-2014 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Film

Texas Thespians,
Main Stage Performance
The Secret Garden

11 Events Advance to
International Competition

10 Students Advance
to State Finals in
UIL Theatrical Design
(2nd Highest Number of
Any School in Texas)

Texas Top 12, UIL 5A
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 257 schools)

Texas State Champion
UIL Film Contest
Division 2, Narrative

Texas State Champion
UIL Group
Theatrical Design

2nd Place in Texas,
UIL Set Design

4th Place in Texas,
UIL Marketing Design