Announcements

Theatre Awards Night 2021

Posted on May 21, 2021

This year’s SHS Theatre Awards Night was held on Tuesday, May 18th. The following is a list of honorees and winners from the event.

Drama Club New Inductees

Connor Burns       Hagen Brown       Carlee Edwards       Michelle Holloway       Emma Huerta

Kate Jamar       Bri Muñiz       Donley Romo-Pargas       Shiloh Schroeder       Ayla Witt

Drama Club Honor Stars

First Star:

    Michelle Holloway       Chesney Mouser       Bri Muñiz

Janae Powell       Kayla Richardson       Donley Romo-Pargas

Second Star:

James Brown       Talon Hensley       Chesney Mouser

Bri Muñiz       Kayla Richardson       Amanda Vinklarek

2021 – 2022 Drama Club Officers

Treasurer – Kayla Richardson               Secretary – Ayla Witt

Vice President – Janae Powell               President – Talon Hensley

Thespian of the Year

Amanda Vinklarek

Varsity Recipients

Talon Hensley       Michelle Holloway       Bri Muñiz       Ayla Witt

Director’s Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – Donley Romo-Pargas

Most Improved – Michelle Holloway

Leadership Award – Amanda Vinklarek

Spotlight Award – Ayla Witt

Theatre Productions Awards

Most Spirit – Amanda Vinklarek

Best Understudy – Kayla Richardson as Julie, Ladies in Waiting

Backstage Award – Kayla Richardson, Stage Manager, Ladies in Waiting

Best Performance in a Radio Play – Amanda Vinklarek, The 39 Steps

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Talon Hensley as Ragbag, The Marvelous Playbill

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Michelle Holloway as the Young Woman, The Marvelous Playbill

Best Actor in a Lead Role – Donley Romo-Pargas as Chanfalla, The Marvelous Playbill

Best Actress in a Lead Role – Amanda Vinklarek as Kate, Ladies in Waiting

Graduating Seniors

Chesney Mouser       Bri Muñiz       Amanda Vinklarek

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

A down-and-out theatrical producer in 16th-century Spain plays on the vanity of the Castilians by announcing The Marvelous Playbill, an entertainment so unusual that only a pure-blooded Castilian can see it. The announcement brings people pouring in. Actually, there is no show, but Chanfalla the Great tells them what they should be seeing. At first, they’re all struck dumb by the realization that they aren’t pure-blooded since they see nothing. Soon human vanity is at work and they’re all telling outrageous lies.

Our performance of The Marvelous Playbill will be held on May 7 at 7:00 pm in the Smithville Elementary Cafetorium at 800 Bishop Street. Face masks and social distancing are required. Seating options will be pre-set. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased in advance at: https://schooleventticketslogin.com/profile/user_profile/smithville-isd

We are proud to announce the following honors awarded to the cast and crew of Ladies in Waiting at Bi-District competition on Wednesday, March 24th:

Amanda Vinklarek and Gabrielle Muniz received All Star Cast awards for their roles as Kate and Maddy. Kayla Richardson received a Technical Crew award for her job as Stage Manager. Congratulations to the whole team on an amazing OAP season!

Coming Soon: ‘Ladies in Waiting’

Posted on March 19, 2021

On the day of her wedding, a bride and her closest friends are all back together again. Julie is excited to start her happily ever after with fiancé Rick, but her bridesmaids aren’t going to send her down the aisle without first sharing their opinions on life, marriage, and happiness with her. As the bridal party gets ready for the big event, each bridesmaid contends with her own issues: Kate, a comically matter-of-fact new mother, nurses a hangover from last night’s rehearsal dinner, Maddy, an actress who has come back to town after being gone for a year, wrestles with whether she can ever outrun her past, and Sarah, the watchfully concerned maid of honor, guards a secret about the groom that could ruin the whole day.

Public performances for ‘Ladies in Waiting’ will be held on Friday & Saturday, March 26th & 27th at 7 PM in the Smithville Elementary Cafetorium at 800 Bishop Street. Face masks and social distancing are required at this event. Pre-set seating will be available. Tickets for public performances are $5 each, and are only available for purchase online at:   https://schooleventticketslogin.com/profile/user_profile/smithville-isd.

We are proud to announce the following honors awarded to the cast and crew of Ladies in Waiting at District competition:

Amanda Vinklarek and Gabrielle Muniz received All Star Cast awards for their roles as Kate and Maddy. Michelle Holloway and Chesney Mouser received Honorable Mention All Star Cast awards for their roles as Sarah and Julie. Ayla Witt received a Technical Crew award. The entire team put on an excellent show at competition and were awarded second place for District 20-4A. They will attend Bi-District Contest at Jarrell High School on Wednesday, March 24th.

‘Ladies in Waiting’ Cast & Crew List

Posted on December 6, 2020

Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year’s UIL One Act Play, Ladies in Waiting!

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.