Category: Announcements

Fall 2024 Show Announcement

We’re excited to announce our fall show: Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot!


It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Awards Night 2024 Honorees & Winners

This year’s SHS Theatre Awards Night was held on Friday, May 17. Here are our honorees & winners from the event:

Drama Club New Inductees

Kimberley Bolt     Aundrez Cauchic-Taylor     Amberly Cummings     Keori Grant     Kaila Harris-Brown

Naxaeiah Owens    Sunshine Pease    Abigail Ripper     Mathias Vicencio

Drama Club Honor Stars

First Star:

Lacy Copeland          Leah Fleming          Payton Galipp          Avigail Hughes         Sunshine Pease         Abigail Ripper

Second Star: Aaron Izzi

Third Star: Callie Ruyle

Fourth Star: Ayla Witt

Fifth Star: Connor Burns

Varsity Honors

Lacy Copeland         Leah Fleming          Payton Galipp         Avigail Hughes         Aaron Izzi         Red Muñiz         Zechariah Schroeder

2024 – 2025 Drama Club Officers

Treasurer – Lacy Copeland           Secretary – Aaron Izzi

Vice President – Payton Galipp          President – Callie Ruyle

Thespian of the Year

Connor Burns

Director’s Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – Mathias Vicencio

Most Improved – Aaron Izzi

Leadership Award – Callie Ruyle

Spotlight Award – Abigail Ripper

Theatre Productions Awards

Most Spirit – Callie Ruyle

Backstage Award – Ayla Witt, Stage Manager

Best Understudy – Connor Burns, Jack, The Tin Woman

Best Performer in a Minor Role – Mathias Vicencio, Mr. Grossman, These Shining Lives

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Mathias Vicencio, Jack, The Tin Woman

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Red Muñiz, Charlotte, These Shining Lives

Best Actor in a Lead Role – Aaron Izzi, Hank, The Tin Woman

Best Actress in a Lead Role – Callie Ruyle, Catherine, These Shining Lives

Legacy Award

Ayla Witt

Graduating Seniors

Connor Burns          Donley Romo-Pargas          Ayla Witt

Congratulations to all of our honorees & winners!

Awards Night 2024

We’d like to invite our family and friends to join us to commemorate an exceptional year of theatre at SHS! At this final event for the year, we’ll welcome our new Drama Club members, announce next year’s Drama Club officers, recognize the incredible work done within our program this year, and celebrate our wonderful graduating Seniors as they take their final bows. Awards Night will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 17 in the Smithville Elementary Cafetorium.

OAP 2024 Area Results

Congratulations to the Tiger Theatre Troupe for an amazing OAP season! Although our journey ended this past weekend, we are so grateful for the experience our group has gained and the memories we made along the way.
The following students brought home individual awards from Area Contest: Callie Ruyle won All Star Cast for her role as Alice, Red Muñiz won Honorable Mention All Star Cast for her role as Joy, and Kat Curry won All Star Technician for her work as Lights Technician.


OAP 2024 Bi-District Results

The Smithville OAP team put up an amazing show and was awarded as an Advancing Play at Bi-District Contest!

Many of our students brought home well-deserved awards, including: All Star Cast winners Red Muñiz, Lacy Copeland, and Callie Ruyle, Honorable Mention All Star Cast winners Connor Burns and Aaron Izzi, and All Star Technician winner Zechariah Schroeder for his contributions as Assistant Stage Manager.


We are incredibly honored to be moving on to Area Contest, which will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the Lee College Performing Arts Center in Baytown. More details will be posted as they become available.

‘The Tin Woman’ Public Performances

Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

Performances will be held Saturday, March 23 at 7 PM & Sunday, March 24 at 3 PM in the Smithville Elementary Cafetorium. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased in advance at:

OAP 2024 District Results

Congratulations Smithville OAP team for taking first place at District contest! The entire cast and crew did a phenomenal job!
Several students brought home individual award for their exceptional work. These included: Best Performer winner Red Muñiz, All Star Cast winners Aaron Izzi and Callie Ruyle, Honorable Mention All Star Cast winner Payton Galipp, and All Star Technician winner Leah Fleming for her work as Assistant Stage Manager.

Following our public performances on Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd and 24th, we’re incredibly excited to take on Bi-District contest at the La Grange ISD Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, March 27th!