Poster art by Savannah Pease.

A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire (although he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls). When Tom is banished to make his own fortune, Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage and the adventure begins. A vivid panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections, “Tom Jones”, written by Henry Fielding, is one of the greatest and most ambitious comic plays in English literature.

The SHS Theatre Department is proud to announce the many honors awarded to the cast and crew of this year’s one act play, Cinderella Waltz:

At District Competition on March 9, Chad Catron and Kyle Lowden received All Star Cast awards for their roles as Zed and Troll, Adriel Mixon received an Honorable Mention All Star Cast award for his role as Mr. Snow, and stage hand Savannah Pease received an All Star Crew award. The entire technical crew, including Pearl Jonas, Darden Mixon, Hanna Mosqueda, Ashley Craig, Aaron Redd, and Savannah Pease, received the Best Crew award at District Competition. The team put on an amazing play at District Competition and were awarded as an advancing show, allowing them to perform again at Bi-District Competition on March 20.

         The cast and crew of Cinderella Waltz

At Bi-District Competition, Chad Catron received an All Star Cast award for his role as Zed, Kyle Lowden and Valerie Ferrell received Honorable Mention All Star Cast awards for their roles as Troll and Regan, and lights technician Hanna Mosqueda received an All Star Crew award.

The crew of Cinderella Waltz

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on an amazing UIL One Act Play season! If you were unable to see them perform at competition, remember to come out this weekend to see a side-splitting 1980’s adaptation of one of the most popular fairy tales in existence. Cinderella Waltz will be running at the SJHS Cafetorium on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24 at 7:00PM, and on Sunday, March 25 at 3:00PM. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Lone Star Theatre Festival 2018

Posted on February 21, 2018

On Saturday, February 17, the cast and crew of this year’s UIL One Act Play, Cinderella Waltz, participated in the Lone Star Theatre Festival at Wimberley High School, where four cast members brought home acting awards. Adriel Mixon and Hayat Spencer received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast trophies for their roles as Mr. Snow and Goneril. Chad Catron and Kalin Eskew received All-Star Cast trophies for their roles as Zed and Rosey.


From L – R: Adriel Mixon, Chad Catron, Kalin Eskew, Hayat Spencer


The cast and crew will take the stage for UIL District Contest on Friday, March 9, at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts in Bastrop. Tickets can be purchased at the door and performances for the five participating school districts begin at 1:00 pm.

UIL One Act Play 2018 Cast & Crew List

Posted on December 17, 2017

Abigail Hobbs, a shy, yet kind 15-year-old, lives a modest, happy life. But things are changing in Salem, Massachusetts. Healthy girls are becoming ill and whisperings of the devil are in the air. Two women have been hung as witches, and a third accused is missing still. When the Nurse Family, with whom Abigail is close, becomes the center of new suspicions, Abigail accidentally uncovers information that could save them. She is faced with a difficult choice: Will she remain silent and let the witch hunt continue? Or will she risk her own safety and speak out for what is right?


Patronage Program Fundraiser Results

Posted on October 11, 2017

The SHS Drama Club has wrapped up it’s Patronage Program Fundraiser and is proud to announce that they were able to raise $2,250 through the kindness of individuals and businesses in our community who’ve signed up to be Patrons of the Arts.  Money donated by Patrons not only covers the critical costs of our productions this year, but also helps to fund travel opportunities for students to be both participants and audience members in theatre outside of their community.  Thank you to everyone who helped to a make this fundraiser such a success!