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National Qualifiers –Board Meeting Monday,December 15,2014

CY-FAIR ISD BOARD MEETING RECOGNIZING NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AND TEXAS TECH CHALLENGE THIS COMING MONDAY,  DEC. 15,  2014

Students that need to attend have been informed and a flyer will be coming home.  Please check with your student.

Arrive at CFISD Instructional Support Center at 10300 Jones Road by 5:40p.m. check in.

Board meeting begins at 6:00p.m.

Note:  We realize with Final Exams this isn’t the best of timing for this board meeting,  however Tim Estelle,  District Theatre Coordinator,  wanted our kiddos to be recognized prior to the May Spring Board Recognition,  so we are able to get funding for Nationals.  (They only have 2 board meetings a year for student National Qualifier recognitions).

The Board Meeting to honor the National Qualifiers for their success at the Texas Thespian Festival is Monday,  December 15.   We need all National Qualifiers in attendance,  as not only are you being recognized but $$$ is at stake.   It will be short and sweet.  It is nice they recognize us each year and with that award half of the room and board paid through the district for Nationals.  So,  yes we do need for everyone to attend.  They also honor the parents,  so if we can get as many folks as possible there that would be great.

The honoree(s) should report to me in the lobby of the Instructional Support Center,  10300 Jones Road,  at the entrance below the bell tower,  by 5:45p.m.  I would greatly appreciate your help with checking in your students. Once the honoree(s) has checked in,  please direct him/her to the reserved seating.  After the recognitions there will be a break so students and parents can leave the meeting.

Note:  Student Attire:  guys  –  slacks and button down or jacket;  girls  –  skirt or slacks and blouse).

Thank you,

Cheryl Bradford,  Jane Bankston,  Charles Page and  Nathan Stanaland,

Cypress Ranch Theatre Directors

CY-FAIR STUDENTS EARN FIRST,SECOND PLACE AT TEXAS THESPIAN FESTIVAL

Cypress Ranch High School theatre students celebrate their NATIONALS Qualification,which they recieved at the Texas Thespian Festival,held Nov. 20-22 in Dallas.

Cypress Ranch High School theatre students celebrate their NATIONALS Qualification,which they recieved at the Texas Thespian Festival,held Nov. 20-22 in Dallas.

Seventy-five CFISD high school theatre arts students received first- and second-place rankings at the Texas Thespian Festival,held Nov. 20-22 in Dallas.

Students receiving these designations have qualified for the national competition,sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association,scheduled for June 20-27 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln,Neb.

“The number of students that attended the conference from CFISD is a direct result of the individualized and impactful instruction going on in our theatre arts classrooms,as well as in our extracurricular programs across the district,” said Tim Estelle,coordinator of secondary fine arts. “Through the outcome of this conference,our students have once again demonstrated how strong our arts programs are in our district,and it will be a privilege to honor each of our campuses’ national qualifiers at the School Board meeting on Dec. 15. I respect and appreciate the work that our teachers are doing to prepare our district’s students for contests such as the Texas Thespian Festival;which challenges students to broaden and expand their theatre experience both on the competitive,as well as on the academic levels.”

The following students earned awards at the competition:

First Place

  • Cat Reynolds,Cypress Ranch – MusicalWorks Contest;
  • Taylor Needham,Cypress Ranch – Monologue;
  • Rebecca Stanley,Cypress Ranch – Solo Musical;
  • Max Foster,Tyler Hardin,Chance Jarvis, Corey Jennings,Carson Leonard,Liam McGarity,José Mogollon,Brendan Morrow,Michael Pham and Ryan Simon,Cypress Ranch – Group Musical;
  • Rachel Stewart,Cypress Ranch – Costume Design;
  • Ashton Croft,Cypress Woods – Costume Construction;
  • Serena Bunn,Cypress Woods – Costume Design;
  • Alyssa Tilley,Cypress Woods – Lighting Design;and
  • Brett Rose,Cypress Woods – Scenic Design.

Second Place

  • Hannah Huffman and Emily White,Cy-Fair – Duet Acting;
  • Stephen Ortego and Peyton Tavares,Cy-Fair – Duet Acting;
  • April Palm,Cypress Creek – Solo Musical;
  • Ally Fleischhauer and Courtlin Parisher,Cypress Creek – Duet Musical;
  • Kayli Hamilton,Cypress Creek – Set Design;
  • Travis Hilton,Cypress Creek – Sound Design;
  • Samantha Sandacz,Cypress Creek – Stage Management;
  • Mitchell Jackson,Cypress Falls – Monologue;
  • Jason Wright,Cypress Falls – Solo Musical;
  • Morgan Mayer,Cyrpess Falls – Solo Musical;
  • Fatima Sheikh and Dan Voinis,Cypress Falls – Duet Acting;
  • Adriana Cooke and Jackson Blunt,Cypress Falls – Duet Musical;
  • Majestie Hall,Cypress Falls – Costume Design;
  • Victoria Hernandez,Cypress Falls – Costume Design;
  • Andressa Lessa,Cypress Lakes – Monologue;
  • Lucas Hale,Cypress Lakes – Solo Musical;
  • Andrew Gibson and Dyana Moquette,Cypress Lakes – Duet Acting;
  • Emily Deragon,Cypress Ranch – Duet Musical;
  • Abby Weeks,Cypress Ranch – Duet Musical;
  • Sarah Bartholomew,Dani Dinderman,Mallory Fondren,Kelsey Giallanza,Christina Gibson,Meghan Gwinn,Kaylie Hidalgo,Kerensa McMurphy,Cat Reynolds,Kylie Snyder and Grace Whaley,Cypress Ranch – Group Musical;
  • Cole Yates and Cole Andrews,Cypress Ranch – Sound Design;
  • Micah Smith,Cypress Springs – Monologue;
  • Cameron Hill,Cypress Woods – Monologue;
  • Ashlyn Maddox,Cypress Woods – Solo Musical;
  • Talor Arnett and Robbie Littlefield,Cypress Woods – Duet Musical;
  • Kaylyn Atkinson,Emily Chang,Blake Elliott,Angela Peace,Jubril Sanyaolu and Stone Sherrod,Cypress Woods – Group Musical;
  • Abbie Cotton,Cypress Woods – Costume Construction;
  • Megan Tupa,Cypress Woods – Theatre Marketing;
  • Mariah Goodie,Jersey Village – Monologue;
  • Alissa Cecala,Langham Creek – Solo Musical;
  • Brooke Lauren Cunningham,Langham Creek – Solo Musical;
  • Danielle Kane and Oleode Oshotse,Langham Creek – Duet Musical;and
  • Skylar Jones,Langham Creek – Stage Management.

In addition to first- and second-place winners,the following students / campuses received additional recognitions from the organization:

Acting Scholarship Recipients (in the amount of $1,000):

  • Grecia Gonzales,Cypress Ridge;and
  • Rafael Guevara,Cypress Ridge.

Musical Theatre Scholarship Recipient (in the amount of $1,000):

  • Talor Arnett,Cypress Woods.

Technical Theatre Scholarship Recipient (in the amount of $1,000):

  • Alyssa Tilley,Cypress Woods.

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience.

CYPRESS RANCH SENIOR WINS MUSICALWORKS COMPETITION

Cat ReynoldsCypress Ranch High School senior Cat Reynolds has been named the winner of the 2014 Texas Thespians Musicalworks competition,which promotes original musical writing by high school students and is open to members of the International Thespian Society.

Reynolds’ winning selection is entitled “More,” from her original musical,The Sessions. The original musical deals with mental illnesses such as depression,anxiety,and eating disorders among teenagers.

Reynolds staged her winning creation with professionals and student musical theatre actors at the Texas Thespians State Festival,held Nov. 20-22 in Dallas.

“I was so incredibly humbled to win this award,and by the wonderful response my piece received from so many kind people,” Reynolds said. “More importantly,I was honored to give a voice to such an important topic,and to share my passion with so many people. I cannot thank everyone enough for their overwhelming support,it is so wonderful to write and to know people will listen.”

Reynolds began writing musicals at the age of 13. Her first musical,Oh,Operator!,was produced in January 2014 at Applause Theatrical School and Theatre Company. Since then,she has had various shows and readings of her original scripts and music,and released her debut album,Favorite Words,in October. She recently won the VSA National Playwright Discovery Competition and had her play work shopped at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.,and is currently in rehearsals on her next musical at Christian Youth Theatre,The Good Company. She hopes to continue to pursue writing as a career after she graduates,and plans to attend Belmont University.

With Our Deepest Condolences…

It’s with a heavy heart and our deepest condolences that the S.T.A.R. Theatre Booster club acknowledge the passing of a dear friend of our theatre and the mother of one of our own theatre program alumni.

Suzanne Renee Wilganowski passed away on Tuesday this of this week after a long battle with cancer.

More information on the services can be found with the full obituary below.

READ THE FULL OBITUARY and Send Notes of Condolences

STAR Parent Booster Club Meeting –Mandatory for Texas Thespians

Our next STAR Booster Club meeting will be on Monday November 10 at 6:30 p.m. 

It is Mandatory for parents of students going to Texas Thespians at the end of the month!

We will be meeting in the CHOIR ROOM,as there is an All-Region Orchestra event taking place in the auditorium and green rooms.

We will be posting signs,but simply walk down to the theatre room doors,but keep on going.  The choir room will be on your LEFT just pas the band hall.

See you tonight!!

An Evening with The Addams Family!!! Tickets Now On Sale!!

Want to spend an evening with a VERY strange family on HALLOWEEN NIGHT??!!
Well then come pay the Addams Family a visit!  Children may come in costume for a very special Trick Or Treat Experience with the cast and crew of The Addams Family!
Get your tickets below!!

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The Cypress Ranch Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of The Addams Family Musical!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

or click on the Box Office on the top left side of the screen!

Come check out the musical that is “Two Snaps Up!”

Show times for The Addams Family the New Musical are:

October 30 and 31 at 7:00pm

November 1 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

November 2 at 2:00pm

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story,and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams,the ultimate princess of darkness,has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet,smart young man from a respectable family –a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough,Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now,Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before –keep a secret from his beloved wife,Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’boyfriend and his parents.

Addams Rehearsal for Show Week

This week,  Monday–Wednesday rehearsals will be 3:15p – 5:30p to run the show (encouraging kiddos who want/need to attend tutorials to do so),  then 30 minutes to take off costumes and mics,  clean up,  and be out of here by 6:00 at the latest.
It will be a very busy week…for those students who don’t need to go to tutorials,come in and go ahead and get into costume. 

 

On Sale Now –New Logo Apparel!!!

We are happy to announce the sale of our new Theatre Apparel Items showcasing our new Cypress Ranch Theatre Logo!

Some students may have received a form during the Drama Club meeting last week;however,we are now able to extend the due date to October 27!!  Please use the attached form to order your student’s apparel items!

Please make your checks out to STAR and have your student place their form with their check in the safe by October 27.  Orders will not be placed without payment.
Please contact Holly if you have any questions –hollymc01@gmail.com

Apparel Order Form

Tickets NOW ON SALE for The Addams Family!!

The Cypress Ranch Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of The Addams Family Musical!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

or click on the Box Office on the top left side of the screen!

Come check out the musical that is “Two Snaps Up!”

Show times for The Addams Family the New Musical are:

October 30 and 31 at 7:00pm

November 1 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

November 2 at 2:00pm

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story,and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams,the ultimate princess of darkness,has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet,smart young man from a respectable family –a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough,Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now,Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before –keep a secret from his beloved wife,Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’boyfriend and his parents.

S.T.A.R. Parent Booster Club Meeting

Our next STAR Parent Booster Club Meeting will be Monday,October 6,2014 at 6:30 p.m.  This meeting will be held in the Theatre room,not the auditorium.  Hope to see lots of faces there!!!!!