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Temple High Theatre Calendar 2019-2020

To be updated for 2020-2021 school year
once dates are finalized because of COVID

(Subject to change)

Rehearsal schedules for each show are listed on the show's Information Page

Saturday 8/10 = 9:00-3:00 Texas Thespian Leadership Conference,
     Carver Magnet School, Houston
Wednesday 8/21 = First day of classes
Tuesday 8/27 = Auditions for Wilderness

Monday 9/2 = Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday 9/10 = Temple High Open House
Fri 9/20 = Move Wilderness to Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium (Home Football Game)
September 21 & 22 = Auditions at CAC for show Mrs. Tolleson is directing, Eurydice
September 26-29 = TETA TheatreFest Conference, Dallas Hyatt Hotel
Friday 9/28 = Open Date on Football Schedule
Monday 9/30 = Student Holiday

October 3-4-5-6 = Performances of Wilderness at Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium
Thursday 10/10 and Saturday 10/12 = Performances of Fall Footlights, evening of short plays
Friday 10/11 = Auditions for the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre (date changed from original)
Sunday 10/13 = Attend Matilda the Musical at Baylor University
Monday 10/14 = Student Holiday
Thursday 10/17 = Choir Concert
Saturday 10/19 = Polyfoniks Show at the CAC
Saturday 10/26 = UIL Super Saturday (Student Activity Conference) Austin
Sunday 10/27 = Thespian Halloween Party

Friday 11/8 = Auditions for A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play  (Date updated)
Thursday 11/7 and Sunday 11/10 = Performances of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Monday 11/11 = Student Holiday
November 14-15-16 = Performances at CAC of show Mrs. Tolleson is directing, Eurydice
November 20-23 = Texas Thespian Festival, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine
November 25-29 = Fall Break

December 6-8 = Polyfoniks at Dickens on the Square, Galveston 
December 8 & 9 = Auditions at Temple Civic Theatre for show Mrs. Tolleson
     is directing, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
December 13-14-15 Performances of A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
Monday 12/16 = Auditions for Love/Sick, the January show (date updated)
Tuesday 12/17 = Choir Concert
Friday 12/20 = Thespian Christmas Party
December 21 - January 6 = Chiristmas Holidays

Wednesday 1/8 = Classes resume
Friday, January 17  = Auditions for One-Act Play
Monday 1/20 = Student Holiday
January 24-26 = Performances of Love/Sick
January 31 - February 9 = Performances at Temple Civic Theatre of show
     Mrs. Tolleson is directing, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Wednesday 2/12 = One-Act Play Clinic, Cleburne, Craig Hertel
Saturday 2/15 = Middle School One-Act Play Contest at Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium
Monday 2/17 = Public Performances of Middle School One-Act Plays
     at Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium
February 16 & 17 = Auditions at the CAC for show Mrs. Tolleson
     is directing, The Diary of Anne Frank
Monday 2/17 = Middle School One-Act Play performances at Meridith-Dunbar Auditorium
Tuesday 2/18 = One-Act Play Clinic, Midway High, Luis Munoz
Monday 2/24 = Student Holiday
Saturday 2/29 = UIL Zone Contest, Waco University High School
     Judges = Rachel Harrah, David Nanny, Mike Schraeder

Saturday 3/7 = UIL District Contest, Midway ISD PAC
     Judges = Phillip Morgan, Michael Harlan, Carla Schumann
March 9-13 = Spring Break
Saturday, 4/4 = UIL Bi-District Contest, Midway ISD PAC (revised dare)
     Judges = Nancy Jo Humfeld, Gregory Arp, Joe Brown
To be determined = UIL Speech Competition
To be determined = UIL Academic Contest at Belton High School

To be determined = UIL Area Contest, Midway ISD PAC
     Judges = Jason Krueger, Terri Castleberry, Allen Otto
April 10 & 13 = Student Holiday (Easter Weekend)
Saturday 4/18 = UIL Regional Contest, Waco University High School
     Judges = Alanna Patterson, Mark Pickell, Eric Vera
Wednesday 4/29 = UIL Theatrical Design Contest Critiques and Awards
April 30 - May 3 = Performances at the CAC of show Mrs. Tolleson
     is directing, The Diary of Anne Frank

Saturday 5/2 = UIL 6A State One-Act Performances
     Judges = Michael Kim Frederick, Kelsey Kling, Kathy Harvey
Thursday 5/21 = Fine Arts Signing Ceremony
Sunday 5/24 = Theatre Banquet
Monday 5/25 = Student Holiday
Tuesday 5/26 = Choir Banquet
Thursday 5/28 = Alumni Show
Friday 5/29 = Thespian Workday
Saturday 5/30 = Graduation


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

Natasha Tolleson

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart

Technical Director
Brad LaMotte

YouTube (thespiansrus)

28 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 28 years in a row (as of March 2020). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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

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)

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

2016-2017 Highlights

Texas UIL Hair & Make-Up
Design (Division 2)

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

14 Students Advance to
International Competition

Texas Thespian Mainstage
3 Performances of Cabaret

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