Cypress Creek High School theatre arts students were successful at the Educational Theatre Association State Thespian Convention held recently at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Nine students qualified for the ETA National Thespian Festival, scheduled for June 26-July 1 at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
The following Cypress Creek students qualified: Ben Granger and Anna Barnes, Duet Acting, Asleep on the Wind by Ellen Byron; Chad Dyer, Solo Monologue, K2 and Scooter Thomas Makes It To The Top of the World; Andi Dinehart, Lindsey Vrana and Alex Martinez, Group Musical, It’s Been a Long Day from “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying;” Nathan Crooks, Solo Musical, I am Aldolpho from “The Drowsy Chaperone;” Brice Phillips, Stage Management; and Huynh Pham, Sound Design.
Crooks was selected from all participants to perform on the main stage in front of almost 3,500 delegates, and closed the solo musical performance to a standing ovation.
“I am so proud of these students for their accomplishments. They have been working very diligently on their selections, in addition to classroom requirements, and the after school rehearsals for The Crucible. They deserve this recognition,” says Marilyn Ocker, Cypress Creek theatre arts director. “The look on Nathan’s face as he received a standing ovation from over 3,300 delegates is one I will never forget. He performed on main stage as a freshman with the musical Pippin, and now in his senior year with a solo musical selection, he has come full circle. Marilyn Miller would be very proud.”
Additionally, Cypress Creek students Gina Magee, Brice Phillips, Lindsey Vrana and Anna Barnes placed third in the state for hair and makeup designs for the musical The Lion King.
Cy Creek students, from left to right, Gina Magee, Anna Barnes,
Lindsey Vrana and Brice Phillips placed third in the state for
hair and makeup designs for the musical The Lion King