Coming in December!

Posted on November 14, 2016

christmas belles posterIt’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye – are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus – played by Frankie’s long-suffering husband, Dub – is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters’ Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

Christmas Belles Cast List

Posted on October 8, 2016


Join us for ‘The Actor Games’

Posted on September 30, 2016

In this dystopian/Hunger Games parody everyone is starving….for attention. Society’s obsession with all things drama has become so distracting, the Capitol has outlawed all auditions and has divided the population into ten districts: Greek Tragedy, Shakespeare Drama, Commedia Dell’Arte, and others.

During the annual Actor Games, a tribute from each district competes to become a star. The losers must suffer the fate of the Fallback Wheel. This year, Meryl hopes to become the first ever winner from High School Drama. Unfortunately, the odds are never in her favor. The Actor Games is a fast-paced one-act play that provides lots of comedy opportunities for each cast member, as well as a humorous overview of modern and historic acting methods.


The Actor Games will be performed as a one night only engagement on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 pm in the SJHS Cafetorium. Please see our About Us section if you need directions. This is a pay what you will show.

The first Drama Club meeting of the year is coming up this Wednesday, September 7, during Tiger Time in Mr. Hensley’s classroom. Make sure to ask your Tiger Time teacher to attend this meeting BEFORE the 4th period bell rings on Wednesday. Topics being covered at this meeting include beginning of the year info, handing out points sheets, distributing order forms for polo shirts, poster campaign for Showcase and The Actor Games, and information about the upcoming field trip to Texas State’s performance of Tartuffe.


Please remember that Drama Club Permission Forms and School Info Packets are due on Friday, September 2!


For more information check out the Drama Club section of our website.

The Actor Games Cast List

Posted on August 28, 2016

The Actor Games Cast List


Host: Cian Ammann

Greek Tragedy: Isabel Macedo

Shakespearean Drama: Darden Mixon

Commedia Dell’Arte: Ian Boord

Melodrama: Brittany Proctor

Silent Film: Kayla Dennison

Musical Theatre: Kaleigh Hoffman

Avant Garde: Zoey Bennett

Hollywood: Jeremy Kawaja

Method: Chad Catron

Mother: Hailey Holden-Scott

Posey: Valerie Ferrell

Meryl: Hayat Spencer

Cue Card Girl: Pearl Jonas


Stage Manager: Sabrina Poehler

Lights: Cavan Lavance

Sound: Aaron Redd

Crew: Jonathan Schaat


Looking for something nice to wear to the next Theatre Department event? Want to show your support for your student, sibling, or best friend who is in our program? Look no further! We’re proud to introduce the official SHS Theatre Department polos: a timeless and classy design that features the department’s logo, designed by SHS graduate Joseph Mosqueda. Shirts come in both Men’s and Women’s styles, and are $25 for sizes XS – XL, $27 for size 2XL, $32 for size 3XL (Men’s only), and $33 for 4XL (Men’s only).

Polo Shirt Design

Get your order form and money (cash or check) in to Mr. Hensley by September 9, 2016 to make sure you don’t miss out! (Make checks payable to: SHS Theatre Department.)


College Prep for Juniors & Seniors

Posted on August 16, 2016

Any students interested in learning more about what options exist for undergraduate studies in Theatre can visit the Links section for resources about theatre departments at Texas’ public/private universities and junior/community colleges. This section also includes links to scholarships that can help you pay for college and to professional organizations for theatrical careers that will give you an idea of the vast amount of opportunities out there for people with theatre degrees.