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Past Shows

 

Shows & Activities by School Year

This list is incomplete and is being updated. Troupe Historians will be researching past productions and we will add more listings. Please advise us of any errors you discover.

 
2016-2017

September 2016, Cabaret
November 2016, Neil Simon's The Good Doctor
December 2016, Perform Cabaret three times on main stage at state convention
February 2017, Oklahoma!

  
2015-2016

October 2015, You Can't Take It With You
November 2015, The Dining Room
December 2015, Thespians help paint Temple Civic Theatre auditorium
February 2016, Shrek the Musical
April 2016, Literary Criticism Team Wins District
May 2016, UIL Theatre Design Contest, 3rd place in Texas, Division 2
May 2016, Bug, UIL State Champion, Won all three individual acting awards

 
2014-2015

October 2014, The Addams Family, musical, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Thespian Halloween Party
November 2014, UIL Student Activity Conference, Austin
November 2014, The Laramie Project, directed by BK Goodman
Texas State Thespian Festival, Dallas
December 2014, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Thespian Christmas Party
February 2015, Footloose, musical, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2015, UIL State Film Festival
February 2015, Host the Middle School One-Act Play Contest
Spring 2015, UIL One-Act Play
April 2015, Host UIL Area One-Act Contest for Class 1A
May 2015, UIL State Meet for One-Act Play and Design Contest
Thespian Banquet
June 2015, International Thespian Festival, Lincoln, Nebraska


2013-2014

September 2013, The Secret Garden, musical, director by Natasha Tolleson
October 2013, Amadeus
November 2013, Texas State Thespian Festival, Dallas
Temple performed The Secret Garden as the finale main stage production
December 2013, Pinocchio Commedia, directed by BK Goodman
February 2014, The Wiz, musical, director by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2014, UIL One-Act Play Never the Sinner, ended up Top 12 in Texas out of 257

2012-2013

September 2012, Sweeney Todd School Edition, musical, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2012, Romeo and Juliet
February 2013, Urinetown the Musical, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2013, UIL One-Act Play, The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Natasha Tolleson

2011-2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Natasha Tolleson
UIL Student Activity Conference, Austin
Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Halloween Party
Elvis People, directed by Rachel Aker
Texas State Thespian Festival, Houston
Thespian Christmas Party
Les Misérables (School Edition), directed by Natasha Tolleson
Hosting the Middle School One-Act Play Contest
Spring 2012, UIL one-act play entry, Blithe Spirit, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Hosting the 4A Region 2, Area 2 One-Act Play Contest
May 2012, Annual Thespian Banquet
June 2012, International Thespian Festival, Lincoln, Nebraska

2010-2011

October 2010, Jane Eyre, directed by Natasha Tolleson
October 2010, UIL Student Activity Conference, Austin
October 2010, Halloween Party
November 2010, A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2010, Texas State Thespian Festival, Corpus Christi, Sealed for Freshness
Thespian Christmas Party
February 2011, Hairspray, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Hosting the Middle School One-Act Play Contest
Spring 2011, UIL one-act play entry The Learned Ladies, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Hosting the 4A Region 2, Area 2 One-Act Play Contest
May 2011, Annual Thespian Banquet
June 2011, International Thespian Festival, Lincoln, Nebraska

2009-2010
October 2009, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, directed by Natasha Tolleson
October 2009, UIL Student Activity Conference, Austin
October 2009, Halloween Party
November 2009, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2009, Texas State Thespian Festival, Corpus Christi
Thespian Christmas Party
January 2010, Almost, Maine, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2010, Grand Re-Opening of the newly-remodeled Temple High Auditorium
Spring 2010, UIL one-act play entry Degas in New Orleans, directed by Natasha Tolleson
May 2010, Annual Thespian Banquet
June 2010, International Thespian Festival, Lincoln, Nebraska

2008-2009
September 2008, Picnic, directed by Natasha Tolleson
October 2008, Halloween Party
October 2008, UIL Student Activity Conference, Austin
November 2008, Pride and Prejudice, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2008, Texas State Thespian Festival, Fort Worth
White Elephant Christmas Party
January 2009, Into the Woods, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2009, Middle School One-Act Play Contest
March 2009, UIL One-Act Play entry
May 2009, Student-Directed One-Act Plays
May 2009, Annual Thespian Banquet
June 2009, Trip to New York City, sponsored by Natasha Tolleson
June 2009, International Thespian Festival, Lincoln, Nebraska

2007-2008
October 2007, All My Sons, directed by Greg Stanley
Octover 2007, Halloween Party
November 2007, Tartuffe, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2007, Texas State Thespian Festival, Fort Worth
February 2008, Zombie Prom, directed by Natasha Tolleson
March 2008, UIL One-Act Play entry Valhalla (5A 2nd Runner-Up)
May 2008, Student-Directed One-Act Play
May 2008, Annual Thespian Banquet
June 2008, Trip to New York City, sponsored by Natasha Tolleson
June 2008, International Thespian Festival, Lincoln, Nebraska

2006-2007
September 2006, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Greg Stanley
November 2006, Suddenly Last Summer, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2007, Seussical the Musical, directed by Natasha Tolleson and Greg Stanley
March-May 2007, UIL One-Act Play entry Ruthless!, (5A State Champion)
August 2007, High School Musical, directed by Greg Stanley

2005-2006
September 2005, The Laramie Project, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2005, Bat Boy the Musical, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2006, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2006, After the Fall, directed by Natasha Tolleson
May 2006, Hansel & Gretel, children's theatre production

2004-2005
September 2004, A Piece of My Heart, directed by Natasha Tolleson
October 2004, Halloween Boo Review, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2004, The Crucible, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2005, Hello, Dolly!, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2005, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, UIL One-Act Play entry, directed by Natasha Tolleson
May 2005, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, acting class production
July 2004, Oliver!, joint production with Temple Civic Theatre

2003-2004
October 2003, Alice, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 2003, Waiting for Godot, directed by Stan Stanly
February 2004, Anything Goes, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2004, Baby with the Bath Water, UIL One-Act Play entry, directed by Natasha Tolleson

2002-2003
September 2002, Our Town, directed by Natasha Tolleson
October 2002, Dracula, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2003, Li'l Abner, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2003, Dylan, UIL One-Act Play entry
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

2001-2002
Fools
October 2001, Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2002, West Side Story, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2002, The Importance of Being Earnest, UIL One-Act Play Entry

2000-2001
Schoolhouse Rock Live!, directed by Natasha Tolleson, performed at Temple Civic Theatre
December 2000, A Christmas Carol, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 2001, The Elephant Man
The Children's Hour
Spring 2001, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, UIL One-Act Play Entry (5A 2nd Runner-Up)

1999-2000
September 1999, Crimes of the Heart, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Antigone
February 2000, The Wiz, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 2000, The Miracle Worker, UIL One-Act Play Entry

1998-1999
October 1998, The Hobbit
November 1998, The Little Foxes
The Diviners

1997-1998
The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Natasha Tolleson
November 1997, A Piece of My Heart, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 1998, Bye Bye Birdie, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 1998, The Insanity of Mary Girard, UIL One-Act Play Entry
May 1998, The Good Doctor

1996-1997
October 1996, Tom Jones
November 1996, Medea, directed by Natasha Tolleson
February 1997, Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Spring 1997, On the Verge, UIL One-Act Play Entry
May 1997, Dearly Departed

1995-1996
October 1995, Hamlet
Guys and Dolls, directed by Natasha Tolleson
April 1996, Playing for Time
May 1996, Dylan

1994-1995
Oklahoma!, directed by Natasha Tolleson
April 1995, The Trojan Women, directed by Natasha Tolleson
After the Fall, directed by Natasha Tolleson

1993-1994
Of Mice and Men
Anything Goes
February 1994, The Crucible
May 1994, Romeo and Juliet

1992-1993
Date, A Midsummer Night's Dream
November 1992, Camelot, directed by Natasha Tolleson

1991-1992
November 1991, West Side Story
Twelfth Night, UIL One-Act Play
Our Town

1990-1991
Grease, directed by Shawn McGuire

1989-1990
Drama finale: The Saga of Sagebrush Sal, directed by Shawn McGuire

1988-1989
November 1988, You Can't Take It With You
March 1989, UIL One-Act Play: To Kill A Mockingbird, directed by Michelle Huerta
Scott Ogle won best actor in the district

1987-1988
Splendor in the Grass, directed by Michelle Huerta

1986-1987
Cheaper by the Dozen, directed by Michelle Key

1985-1986
No information

1984-1985
The Temple High yearbooks says, "A panel of Fine Arts Teachers felt that time needed to present a musical would interfere with study time, and discontinued the traditional school performance."
One-Act Play The Happy Scarecrow, 4th place in UIL contest
Thespian sponsor listed as Debby Moody

1983-1984
September 1983, A Doctor In Spite of Himself, directed by Carol Brown
February 1984 Musical: West Side Story, directed by Carol Brown
Spring 1984, Close Ties, UIL one-act play, directed by Carol Brown
May 1984, A Servant of Two Masters, directed by Carol Brown
Toni Paul served as State President of the Texas Thespians during this school year

1982-1983
February 1983, Hello, Dolly!, directed by Carol Brown, choreographer Quata Schoolar, orchestra director Durward Howard
Spring 1983, The Children's Hour, UIL one-act play, directed by Carol Brown
The yearbook says the one-act was disqualified by the judge at the regional level for use of a profane word.

1981-1982
February 1982, Bye Bye Birdie, directed by Carol Brown
UIL One-Act Play: The Importance of Being Earnest
Thespian President was Seleese Thompson-Mann, who won Best Actress at the zone contest
Audrey Beck was elected State Recording Secretary for the Texas Thespians
During the year, students performed "Magic Theatre," workshops for elementary students

1980-1981
February 1981, Meredith Willson's The Music Man, directed by Carol Brown, vocal director Dwain Marshall, orchestra director Durward Howard
UIL One-Act Play: Wiley and the Hairy Man, directed by Carol Brown
Carol Brown quoted as saying that this was the first time Temple won district since 1928
On January 20, 1981, the yearbook state that Killeen Ellision initiated a new Thespian troupe at Temple High, bring the number of drama students up to 40. Susan Roeder was selected as the President of the new troupe.

1979-1980
Musical: The Sound of Music, directed by Tony Henson, vocal director Dwain Marshall, orchestra director Durward Howard
included Temple ISD middle school students, said to be the "First All-School Play"

1978-1979
March 1978, UIL One-Act Play, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, directed by Catherine Smith and Donna Clark
Date unknown, Midnight at Sweet Blossom Ridge, an original script written by speech students

1977-1978
No information in the yearbook

1976-1977
November 1976, The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners, directed by Becky Miller Henderson
March 1977, UIL One-Act Play A Company of Wayward Saints, directed by Becky Miller Henderson

1975-1976
Date unknown, Any Number Can Die

1974-1975
Date unknown, Cheaper by the Dozen, directed by Becky Miller (THS Class of 1971)

1973-1974
No information

1972-1973
No information

1971-1972
No information

1970-1971
Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Kay Hester
Tales of Shalom Aleichem, UIL One-Act Play, directed by Kay Hester

1969-1970
No information

 

(More information to be added)

 

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Temple High School
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Director
Natasha Tolleson
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
carlen.gilseth@tisd.org
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
kayla.stewart@tisd.org
(254) 215-7112

 

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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

STATE CHAMPION
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