On Friday, November 9, Thespian Troupe 417 traveled to UNI for the State Thespian Festival and entered four performances in to competition.
-Abram Miller, Drew Wedo, Daisy Shipp, Olivia Lansing, Kimberly Mucia, Emily Navarrao, Emilie Meyer and Violet Shipp performed in Group Acting. They received several positive comments.
-Hailey Shipp, Wilson Perez, Khiaya Burns and Aleesa Lavrenko placed third in Group Acting
- Hilary De La Rosa and Veronica Santoyo received an overall "Excellent" rating in Duet Acting
- Brayan Silva, Kelsey Mucia, Aleesa Lavrenko, Emma Heins, Katherine Munoz, Justin Hileman, Jennifer Bernal, Andrew Hernandez, Marcy Ixen, Khiaya Burns, Wilson Perez and Estevan Sanchez received a Silver Rating and a plaque for their Studio Theatre performance of "Almost, Maine".
-Out of competition, Andrew Hernandez was Troupe 417's representative to perform on the mainstage in Gallagher-Bluedorn for the All-State Cabaret. Andrew had to learn three songs before getting to festival and then spent Friday and Saturday afternoon in rehearsals learning choreography.
All performers have been rehearsing since September and their hard work payed off!
Students then spent the day on Saturday attending theatre workshops, learning skills in dance, singing, stage management, scenic design, lighting and more.