Coming Soon: ‘The 39 Steps’

Posted on December 1, 2020

The video recording of our fall show, The 39 Steps, is in post-production and will be available to stream via our Facebook page this Friday, December 4, at 9 am. With the help of Zoom technology, and the editing expertise of the SHS A/V class, we’ve been able to bring this classic radio play to audiences in a safe, socially distanced way.

The 39 Steps is the tale of Richard Hannay, a New Yorker who is unexpectedly drawn into a nefarious plot after meeting a counter-espionage agent on a train. When the agent is later murdered, Hannay must go on the run to save himself and break up a spy ring trying to steal top secret information. Pursued by thugs and accidentally tethered to a feisty woman intent on turning him in, Hannay must find a way to save the day and clear his own name.

‘The 39 Steps’ Cast & Crew List

Posted on September 19, 2020

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The 39 Steps!

Fall Show Announcement

Posted on September 14, 2020

Students in the Theatre Productions course will have the opportunity to hone their voice acting talent this fall as they take on The 39 Steps. This mystery thriller classic is based on the 1915 book by John Buchan, whose story was popularized by Alfred Hitchcock in the 1935 film version. Our adaptation will unite the vintage vibe of radio theater with the modernity of split-screen video to bring our performers and viewers a safe, socially distanced experience that the whole family can enjoy. A video recording of the official cast performance is scheduled to be released in late November, pending any changes to SISD’s academic calendar. 

Awards Night Honorees & Winners

Posted on May 21, 2020

This year’s digital SHS Theatre Awards Night was held on Friday, May 15th. The following is a list of honorees and winners from the event.

Drama Club New Inductees

Shelby Bosserman     Matthew Edwards     Talon Hensley     Jaxon Millar

Janae Powell     Kayla Richardson     Alexis Rowell     Jonah Shotwell     Ali Watson

Drama Club Honor Stars

First Star:

    Shelby Bosserman     James Brown     Victoria Cernuch

 Talon Hensley     Alexis Rowell     Amanda Vinklarek

Second Star:

Jannie Dejillo     Kyle Lowden

Third Star:

Pearl Jonas

2020 – 2021 Drama Club Officers

Treasurer – Kayla Richardson               Secretary – Ali Watson

Vice President – Talon Hensley               President – James Brown

Thespian of the Year

Pearl Jonas

Varsity Recipients

Shelby Bosserman          Alexis Rowell          Amanda Vinklarek          Ali Watson

Director’s Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – Amanda Vinklarek

Most Improved – Talon Hensley

Leadership Award – Shelby Bosserman

Theatre Productions Awards

Most Spirited – Ali Watson

Best Understudy – Jonah Shotwell, The Curious Savage

Backstage Award – Pearl Jonas, Stage Manager, The Curious Savage

Best Performance in an Ensemble Role – Jaxon Millar, The Great Gatsby

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Izayaih Herrera as Hannibal, The Curious Savage

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Jannie Dejillo as Mrs. Paddy, The Curious Savage

Best Actor in a Lead Role – Jahdo Rodriguez as George Wilson, The Great Gatsby

Best Actress in a Lead Role – Ali Watson as Myrtle Wilson, The Great Gatsby

Legacy Award

Pearl Jonas

Graduating Seniors

Shelby Bosserman       Victoria Cernuch       Jannie Dejillo       Matthew Edwards       Kalin Eskew

Pearl Jonas          Kyle Lowden          Jaxon Millar         Jahdo Rodriguez         Jonah Shotwell

Thank you to everyone who was a part of this year’s Theatre Awards Night, and congratulations to all of our honorees and winners!

Due to current health concerns, our planned Friday and Saturday night performances of The Great Gatsby have been postponed. Smithville ISD will continue to follow the recommendations of the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Education Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). As more information is made available to the staff of Smithville ISD, we will reschedule these performances for a later date.

UIL One Act Play 2020 Results

Posted on March 10, 2020

We are proud to announce the following honors awarded to the cast and crew of The Great Gatsby at District competition:

Jahdo Rodriguez & Alexandra Watson received All Star Cast awards for their roles as George & Myrtle Wilson. Shelby Bosserman & James Brown received Honorable Mention All Star Cast awards for their roles as Daisy Buchanan & Nick Carraway. Alexis Rowell, one of our stage managers, received an All Star Crew award. The entire team put on an excellent show at competition and were awarded as the Alternate Advancing Show for District 26-4A.

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on an incredible UIL OAP season! The Great Gatsby will be presented to the public at the SES Cafetorium on March 12, 13, and 14 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Coming Soon: ‘The Great Gatsby’

Posted on February 23, 2020

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

Performances of The Great Gatsby will be held on March 12, 13, & 14 at 7:00 pm in the Smithville Elementary Cafetorium. Tickets are $3 for students & $5 for adults.