Cypress Ranch High School I.T.S. Troupe 7273
Directors: Cheryl Bradford,Jane Bankston,Charles Page &Drew Prince
Group Musical Theatre: Kaitlyn Knippers,Amber Grant,Bailey Gordon,Asia Kreitz,Meghan Gwinn,Cason Day,Xavier Beltran II,Michael Pham,Tyler Hardin,Jobias Burr,Chance Jarvis,Mark Waddell
2nd Place State – QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS! Title: “I WILL SURVIVE” – from the Broadway Musical PRISCILLA,QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Solo Musical Theatre: Rebekah Stanley
2nd Place State – QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS Title: “A SUMMER IN OHIO” – from the Broadway Musical,THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Duet Acting: Ryan Armistead &Kwaku El
2nd Place State – QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS Title:THE GOOD DOCTOR by Neil Simon
Monologue: Taylor Needham
2nd Place State – QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS! Titles: “High Schoolers Guide to the Galaxy” by Bryan Starchman, “Suddenly Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams
Scenic Design: Colin Medlin
2nd Place State – QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS! Title: THE GIVER book by Lois Lowry Adapted by Eric Coble
Stage Management: Lindsay Barnard
2nd Place State – QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS! Title:THE GIVER book by Lois Lowry Adapted by Eric Coble
Costume Design: Rachel Stewart
2nd Place State – QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS! Title: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare
Our 1st year Musical Theatre Students will present a special Holiday Show THIS Friday,Dec. 6th,at 7 pm.
We are only having JINGLE JURY ONE NIGHT! Don’t miss it! Saturday,Dec. 7th,has been canceled.
(The Friday performance will be open to the public at 7 pm. Yes,the Jr. Thespians will also be in attendance. Going to a one day presentation helps alleviate holiday conflicts for families and student performer/tech holiday work conflicts.)
This will be a fun night for only $5 or you can bring an unwrapped toy( worth $5 or more) to help children find joy this Christmas! We have learned that there are 2 elementary schools close by that have a high percentage of students living under the poverty level. Knowing we have kids(Pre-K through 5th grade) who are in need let alone who may not get Christmas presents,we have decided to partner with CY-HOPE for a fundraiser with JINGLE JURY……..Please join us in giving our Cy Ranch students support and the children through CY-HOPE!
On Wednesday,December 11th,our Varsity Theatre Production Class will present an evening with scenes from Christopher Durang. This will be at 7pm in our Black Box Theatre. Again we will partner with CY-HOPE so you can purchase a $5 ticket at the door or bring a Christmas present for a child.
We do need helpers with collecting gifts and selling tickets half an hour before each show so please contact Kim Andrews if you would like to help,email@example.com or call 281-213-1046.
Note to Parents:In addition to the show on Friday night,our Thespians will be offering a workshop for students from Salyards and Smith Jr High Schools.
This year marks Cy-Ranch High School’s 6th production year as a theatrical company. We are widely known in the Cy-Fair School District, Cypress community, throughout Texas and even nationally as we have set a reputation of excellence in national contests and have sent students with scholarships to colleges and universities throughout the country. The theatre is under the artistic leadership of Cheryl Bradford (department head), Jane Bankston, Charles Page and Andrew Prince.
Over the past 4 years,our students have performed to sold-out audiences for musical productions including Hairspray, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, and most recently SHREK:The Musical. In addition to mainstage musicals, UIL competition, Fresh Faces, Comedy Sportz and various other workshops and performances throughout the year, our students annually attend our state’s Thespian festival. This past year, 28 students advanced to the National level and 8 of our students brought home 1st place honors. Needless to say, Cy-Ranch talent is exceptional and our team of directors have challenged our students to have the high bar of professionalism and passion to be and present their very best!
CFISD Fine Arts programs do not receive financial support from our school district. Up to this point, our operating budget has been raised through patron attendance and various small-scale fundraisers. On February 8, 2014,the Cy-Ranch High School Supporting Theatre at Ranch (S.T.A.R.) Booster Club will host our first annual Mardi Gras Magic Auction &Gala Fundraiser. This large fundraiser will allow us to go above and beyond our basic operating expenses to help to ensure that we will continue to provide quality opportunities for our students, and exceptional productions for our community.
The generous support of businesses in our community play a key role in the success of our program. Donations of merchandise and gift certificates are needed for our Silent and Live Auctions, as well as cash underwriting. Funds raised through Mardi Gras Magic 2014 will be used to help offset the expenses needed to send students to competitions, provide much needed technical equipment upgrades for our theatre and classrooms, and allow us to bring in guest teachers for the continued growth of our program. We are actively seeking partners for this endeavor. Please consider how you can help.
Attendance at the Gala is open to all supporters of Cy-Ranch Theatre. Tickets may be purchased here ONLINE REGISTRATION for the Mardi Gras Magic GALA. The evening will include a catered dinner and dessert, admission to our Silent and Live Auctions, as well as an incredible evening of entertainment provided by our multi-talented students. Our Gala co-chairs are also happy to answer questions and provide additional information:
S.T.A.R. is recognized by the Federal government as an organization of the type described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to our organization are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
Gala Underwriting Letter:Gala_Underwriting
Donation Solicitation Letter:GALA_Donations
Please come to the S.T.A.R. Booster Meeting on the 1st Monday of EVERY month!
Come be a part of building the future for our talented kids in the CyRanch Theatre Department. Our kids will be performing in several events over the year and we want to invite everyone to be a part of it!
Our next meeting will be Monday,December 2nd at 6:30 in the Theatre.
Thirty-Six students auditioned to be a part of the Thespian team attending the competition in Dallas from November 20-23:Ryan Armistead,Meredith Ball,Lindsay Barnard,Sarah Bartholomew,Xavier Beltran,Cameron Bishop,Derrick Bridges,Malachi Byford,Cason Day,Dani Dinderman,Kwaku El,Amber Grant,Kali Grau,Meghan Gwinn,Elizabeth Hancock,Tyler Hardin,Kaylie Hidalgo,Kaitlyn Knippers,Asia Kreitz,Kerensa McMurphy,Colin Medlin,Brooke Mulder,Taylor Needham,Michael Pham,Tori Pontiff,Sarah Rasing,Cat Reynolds,Taylor Sanders,John Michael Schmidt,Rebekah Stanley,Rachel Stewart,Zoe Stover,Michael Tzimourakas,Mark Waddell
Please mark your calendars for the anticipated Christmas musical,Jingle Jury,to be held December 6th and 7th! Students from the fall musical production class will present a fun evening to bring the fall to a close and at the same time help kick off the Winter Holiday Season! Stay tuned for more information!
Please mark your calendar for the marvelous must see Mr Mustang “pageant”to be held January 16th! The theme is The Great Gatsby! It will be a great entertaining talent filled show!
To raise funds for our theatre/tech program we will have our 1st Gala Fundraiser on of Feb. 8,2014! Our theme is Mardi Gras Magic 2014. The evening will consist of a dinner,silent and live auction,performances by our thespians(some of our students),and a lot of community building and fun. We hope to draw past Cy Ranch thespians/parents,grandparents,district personnel,people from our community and Cy Ranch families to support this effort. We need help in many areas to make this Gala happen. How might you want to be involved? For instance,The Met has donated rent free space to hold the Gala and someone else has donated all of our printing for free. If you are willing to donate or participate in some way,please email Roxanne Stanley,firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Schmidt,email@example.com
If you have questions in the meantime about any theatre productions,here is the contact information for our Directors and STAR Board.
Cheryl Bradford,Theatre Director( Dept Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Bankston,Theatre Director email@example.com
Charles Page,Technical Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew Prince,Voice/Theatre Director email@example.com
President- Kim Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasures -Holly McMurphy email@example.com
Secretary/Communications- Robyn Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org
VP-Comedy Sportz- Cathy Ball email@example.com
VP-Julie McCain firstname.lastname@example.org
VP-Gala Chair Roxanne Stanley email@example.com
VP- Donna Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org
VP- Graphic Design/Promotion/Marketing Chair- Greg Andrews email@example.com
This exceptional group will be recognized at the December District School Board Meeting at the Berry Center!
Please join us in celebrating their accomplishment!
Cypress Ranch HS,1st Place in Group Acting
Meredith Ball,Bianca Galindo,Matt Jones,Meagan Knight,Kyle Wilganowski
Look out! It’s a Talent Stampede!! Don’t miss the 6th annual Cypress Ranch school-wide talent show this Thursday. There will be two shows,one at 3:15 and one at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be on sale in all lunches this week,and at the door. All tickets are $10. Come support your friends,and don’t forget to bring some cash so you can vote for your favorite performers! See you there!
Today 6-10pm—cast and crew Shrek party.
Contact Roxanne Stanley for details
ROXANNE. STANLEY@ cfisd.net
Join the fun—-
C OMED y SPORTZ
7-8:30pm! You’ll laugh your socks off!
We need your participation!
Tickets are only $5 at the door or you can purchase a ticket from a comedy team member!
Team members need to be at the school at 6 pm with $3 to help offset cost for pizza and bring a piece of sporting equipment to “wear”for your team photo and “head”shot.
Questions contact Cathy Ball (281)217-4670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you believe it?….. The big day is here! Our SHREK musical production has people talking! Our students performed for several local elementary schools yesterday and the kids claimed,“It’s a hit!”We really hope you will get your friends and neighbors and co workers to come to the show tonight and the next and the next….! We still have 300 tickets for sale just for tonight! We want to fill the house!
Previously we mentioned having students go home after school and return at 5pm,we are changing that schedule. Since it takes so long to change in and out of costumes it has been decided to have meals brought in to the school for the cast,crew and directors. With this change,we hope the students will be able to relax a little before putting on makeup and costumes;maybe they can even do a little homework.
Please have your students bring in $15 to cover food for these next four days.
Thursday the students will have SUBWAY sandwiches
Friday the students will have Chic filet sandwiches
Saturday the students will have homemade penne pasta casserole
Sunday the students will have pizza
A few parents have been willing to donate their time in set up,serving and clean up. We still need servers for Friday and Sunday. We also need additional items to fill in around the entrees. Please email email@example.com if you would like to help
Its an exciting week! Please check in daily as things change and we get prepared for a great show!
Wednesday: We will run through the entire show at 10am with a group of local elementary schools. The students will have lunch provided by the Star Booster Board at 1pm. Rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon should end by 5:30 or 6 pm.
Thursday: There will be a break after school until call at 5pm.
Friday: There will be a break after school until call at 5pm.
Saturday: Cast will be called to be at the school at 12 noon. We would like to serve the students dinner after the matinee at 4:45pm,before the evening production. We would like to provide several pasta casseroles,bread,salad,fruit. (We have a recipe we can give you if you can help with the entree.)
Sunday: Cast call will be 2 hours before the show at 12 noon. After the show,the students will have to tear down the set and pack away the props,costumes,etc. We will provide a sandwiches to fuel the students for the evening.
Please email Robyn Bishop,firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with snacks and meals. Thank you!
If you have questions about tickets please contact Kim Andrews,email@example.com
The Directors and the Star Board