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Vote for LHS Theatre in the BroadwayWorld-Austin Awards

Leander High School Theatre Department is the proud recipient of 7 nominations in the 2017 BroadwayWorld-Austin Awards. LHS Theatre received two nominations for Best School Production, one for last season’s musical, Pippin, and another for this year’s fall play, Blithe Spirit. Pippin also received two nominations for Best Young Adult Actor (Cullan Payne as Pippin and Matthew Keenedy as The Leading Player) and three nominations for Best Young Adult Actress (Bri Branscomb as Berthe, Ellena Martinez as Catherine, and Miranda Pizer as Fastrada). The BroadwayWorld-Austin Awards recognizes excellence in theater throughout the Austin area.  Nominees and winners are decided by popular vote. To vote in the BroadwayWorld-Austin Awards, please click here.  Enter your e-mail address in the box at the top of the page, click “Start,” and then follow the instructions on the following pages. Voting closes on December 31st, 2017.  Winners will be announced in early January.

Leander High School Fine Arts Department Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky!” Leander High School Fine Arts Department is pleased to present the Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family January 18th – 21st.  Based on both the classic New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams and the hit TV show, The Addams Family features show-stopping musical numbers, impressive special effects, tons of laughs, and a cast and crew of more than 50 talented young artists and performers. From the creators of the Jersey Boys Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, A Little Princess, Big Fish), the frightfully delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch come to spectacular life in this all-new story. Wednesday, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a “normal” young man, Lucas Beineke, from a quite respectable Ohio family—not even remotely fiendish! Worse, the romance seems to have turned the steadfastly gloomy Addams girl downright cheery, leaving her family very worried and distressed. Comic chaos reigns and secrets are exposed when the Addams clan hosts a dinner for Wednesday’s new boyfriend and his parents, hurtling them all into a night that will change their lives forever. The original Broadway production of The Addams Family ran for 722 performances received a Audience Award for Favorite New Broadway Musical and Tony and Drama Desk Award Nominations for Best Original Score. Don’t miss the show that Bloomberg News declared, “Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.” Tickets for The Addams Family are on sale now. Performances are Thursday, January 18th thru Saturday, January 20th at 7pm and Sunday, January 21st at 2pm in the Don Tew Performing Arts Center, located on the Leander High School campus at 3301 S. Bagdad Rd.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for Students, Leander High School Faculty and Staff, and Seniors 65+. To purchase tickets, please click the “Buy Tickets” link above to be re-directed to our online Box Office. The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 This notice and ticket sales are coordinated through the Leander High School Theatre Boosters and has been approved by the LHS Administration and LISD.  

Cast Announced for 2018 One-Act Play, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR

Thank you all who auditioned for “The Children’s Hour” The cast list is below: Peggy: Autumn Keith Catherine: Ariel O’Gwin Lois: Camilla Urrea Evelyn: Ellena Martinez Helen: Aubrey Pirc Rosalie: Katie Pizer Janet: Avery Teets Leslie: Taylor Lammi Mary: Angel Tyson Karen: Caroline Holmes Martha: Bri Branscomb Joe: TBD Mrs. Tilford: Sara Gray Mrs. Mortar: Sophie Montani Agatha: Erin McSorley Alternates for Mrs. Tilford, Mrs. Mortar, and Agatha Abigail King Addy Roberts Alternates for Joe TBD

LHS Theatre Students Compete in Texas Thespian Convention

It was another great year for Troupe 5232 at Texas Thespian Convention! Our troupe was a part of over 7,800 other students competing in performance and tech events and participating in highly educational workshops. The weekend was filled with experiences both enjoyable and educational and our troupe couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity! Below are the students who qualified in their Individual Events for the National level competition, congratulations to all! Katie Rosson: Stage Management Camryn LaMontagne: Solo Musical Katie Pizer and Caroline Holmes: Duet Musical Ellena Martinez: Solo Monologue Additionally, the Team Costume Design Challenge–which included Abigail King, Camilla Urrea, Caroline Holmes, and Addy Roberts–took 2nd Place with a perfect score in their event. The Group Improv Team made it to Round Two of the competition, and Bri Branscomb was one of few selected to be a part of the All-Star Improv Group which selected favorites from each of the teams and performed before the final competition! Last, but definitely not least, our own Camryn LaMontagne was selected to perform with the Texas Thespians All-Star Cast at the Closing Ceremonies for the event! She was one of 27 elite performers on stage with the Broadway star Mamie Parris (Wicked, Cats). The students had only 3 days of in-person rehearsal to put together a professional level performance, we are so proud of her! Congratulations to all of our students for their dedicated preparation and accomplishments in all of their events.