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Chicago the Musical (HSE), June 24-27 at Temple High

 Live musical theatre returns to Temple in June! 

Temple High School will present the musical Chicago (High School Edition) June 24-27, 2021, in the Temple High School Auditorium, 415 North 31st Street. The musical was scheduled for earlier this school year, but was delayed until June because of COVID. Evening performances will be June 24-25-26 at 8 p.m. A Sunday matinee is scheduled on June 27 at 2 p.m. Specifically designed to be content-appropriate, this high-school edition has been adapted to remove overtly sexual references and adult language.
     Advance general admission tickets are $10, and are available from students involved with the show and online from Premium reserved seat tickets (first eight rows) are $20 and are available online or at the door. General admission tickets will be $15 at the door. Credit cards will be accepted at the door.
     Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in the Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma Kelly (Genevieve Myers) is serving time for killing her husband and sister. Chorus girl Roxie Hart (Hanna Prince) has been tossed in the joint for bumping off her lover. Roxie had convinced her hapless husband, Amos (Michael Rodriguez), to take the rap — until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie.
     Velma enlists the help of prison Matron "Mama" Morton (Sereniti Patterson) and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn (Cameron Hooper), who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy. When Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well — turning her into a media circus of headlines by using sensationalist newspaper reporters and radio personality Sunshine (Terry Austin). Neither "Merry Murderess" will be outdone in her fight against the other, seeking fame, fortune and acquittal.

The movie adaptation won Best Picture and starred Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs. Musical numbers include "And All That Jazz", "Cell Block Tango", "When You're Good to Mama", "All I Care About is Love", "Mister Cellophane", "Razzle Dazzle" and "Nowadays".

 has much more information about the cast and crew.

Did you realize — the last musical production at Temple High was Peter Pan in October 2018?

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

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound
Kayla Stewart

Technical Director
Alicia Green

YouTube (thespiansrus)

29 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 29 years in a row (as of March 2021). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)