Junior Thespian Festival 2014

The Junior Thespian Festival is a three-day celebration of theatre for middle school students (grades six through eight) and their teachers. This event provides Junior Thespians with opportunities to develop their theatre skills, make new friends, and share the theatre experience with their peers and teachers from around the country.

For more information on Junior Thespian Festival 2014, contact Craig Branch at cbranch@schooltheatre.org.

There was some amazing talent at the Junior Thespian Festival this weekend in Texas. Here are some images from Sunday’s Junior National Individual Events Showcase. Congrats to all qualifiers!

In order from the top:

Eva Catherine Crawford and Kayla Wiggins from Our Lady of the Valley School, Junior Thespian troupe 88732, performing a selection of Driver’s Test by Don Zolitas.

Alexander Doege from Mesa Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89186 performing selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and Hall Pass by Lindsay Price.

Magnolia Stuart from Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826, performing selections from Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare and Much Ado High School by Lindsay Price.

Alysa Carpenter from Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933, performing “Everything I Know” from In the Heights, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.

Eli Freeman and Emily Gleim from Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826 performing a selection of Jealousy Jane by Lindsay Price.

Olivia Fant from Our Lady of the Valley School, Junior Thespian troupe 88732 performing “Pulled” from The Addams Family, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

Jake Govett and Thomas Hipp from Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933, performing a selection of Wait Wait Bo Bait by Lindsay Price.

Nicholas Rogers from Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933, performing “When Words Fail” from Shrek The Musical, music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Drake Leach and Austin Parker from Cross Timbers Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89166, performing a selection of The Battle of Brown and Whitmore by David J. LeMaster.

Savannah Howard and Danielle Mills from Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933 performing “Secondary Characters” from [title of show], music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell.