Please come out and support our students in the UIL One Act Play Competition, March 27, 2015!!
The entire BLUE STOCKINGS company (cast, crew and our amazing alternates) have been working so hard on this production to bring the playwright’s vision to life in this historically accurate play. Yes, this production like most has been quite the history lesson with the hours upon hours of research on not only the time period,1896 – London,but also of the “Rights to an Education for women”………a lot has happened in the past 100 years to allow young girls and women the right to attend school and higher education,however as we are all aware there are still many third world countries which still do not allow girls this right.
Below is the link to the UIL One Act Zone Invite. We hope to see all of the parents, family, and friends at the performance. The Zone Contest next Friday begins at 2:00 p.m. with a show every hour on the hour. We are the 5th and final school to perform with a 6:00 curtain time. You are invited to attend the entire contest or if you plan on arriving in time for our production please arrive 15 minutes early………once the auditorium doors close no entry or exit due to the contest rules. Tickets are $10.00.
Hope to see you all next Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Berry Center for our production of BLUE STOCKINGS – 6:00p.m. curtain! Please spread the word and let’s pack the Berry Center Theatre house!
Good afternoon all! Hope you are having an amazing SuperBowl Sunday!
Below is the CAST LIST for the upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach.
The FIRST rehearsal for the production will be at 3.15pm in the Green Room,starting on THIS Monday,Feb. 2!
James and the Giant Peach Cast List:
James Understudy:Reese Kubotra
Aunt Spiker:Taylor Jerding
Aunt Spiker Undestudy:Marissa Mulligan
Aunt Sponge Mia Koern
Aunt Sponge Understudy:Emily Hayes
Narrator: Ross Strickland
Narrator Understudy:Corey Jennings
Little Old Man:Morgan Simon
Centipede Understudy:Kelsey Giallanza
Lady Bug:Haiden Maples
Glow Worm:Kit Davis
Mother Understudy:Hailey Gronowski
First Officer:Jackie Casby
Cloud People: Charlynn Hanes,Mary Gilliam,Kaylee Mddox
Onlookers:Madison Guidry,Sarah Brown,Gillian Sauer
Crowd Members: Hailery Gronowski,Cathryn Dorries
Look forward to seeing you on Monday so we can get rolling on this magical adventure!
Attention Cypress Ranch Theatre Students:
The FINAL CALLBACKS for James and the Giant Peach are FRIDAY,Jan 30th, in the Green Room at 2:30pm (tomorrow):
This year marks Cy-Ranch High School’s 7th 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. We are under the artistic leadership of Cheryl Bradford (department head),Jane Bankston,Charles Page and Nathan Stanaland.
Over the past 5 years,our students have performed to sold-out audiences for musical productions including Hairspray,Anything Goes,Legally Blonde,SHREK and most recently Addams Family:The New 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!
On February 6,2015,the Cy-Ranch High School Supporting Theatre at Ranch (S.T.A.R.) Booster Club will host our Second 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 2015 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.
Online Registration for the Cypress Ranch Theatre Mardi Gras Gala is now CLOSED! There may still however be tickets available. Please contact Beth (information below).
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:For more information,please contact:
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.
Attention Cypress Ranch Theatre Students:
Open auditions are being held for Cypress Ranch Theatre students for James and the Giant Peach on Monday,January 26 at 3:15 in the Green Room!
R&J Callback list below:
Sent from Mrs. Bankston and Coach Bradford.
We would like to thank ALL the students that tried out for the 2015 UIL One Act Play – Blue Stockings! The talent level of the students continues to increase year over year, making this an even more difficult task every time we cast a show! We can’t begin to tell you how impressed we are with each and every one of you! PLEASE NOTE: You MUST explicitly ACCEPT or DECLINE the role you have been cast in. Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this notice!!! THANK YOU TO ALL!!
The Girton Girls:
Tess Moffat…………..Rebekah Stanley
Celia Willbond……….Amber Grant
Carolyn Addison……..Kerensa McMurphy
Maeve Sullivan……….Asia Kreitz
Ralph Mayhew………..Caleb Wyrick
Will Bennett…………….Josh Edwards
Elizabeth Welsh……….Meghan Gwinn
Dr. Maudsley………….Mark Waddell
Mr. Banks………………Tyler Hardin
Miss Blake……………..Taylor Needham
Miss Bott………………Carly Hoch
Other Roles to be announced within the company:
Also a Librarian,additional Male Students,a Lady and her Husband in the cafe
Sarah Bartholomew Cole Andrews – Sound
Dani Dinderman Blake Dalton –Lights
Jazzlyn Gonzales Jose Mogollon –Dramaturgy
Kaylie Hidalgo John Schmidt – A/V Specialists
Chance Jarvis Cole Yates – Stage Manager
You MUST email the following:Jane.Bankston@cfisd.net and Productions@CyRanchTheatre.org stating the STUDENTS NAME,the ROLE and that you are ACCEPTING or DECLINING your role. NOTE:You MUST ACCEPT or DECLINE your role NO LATER THAN MONDAY,JANUARY 26th by 5:00pm local Houston time.
Side Note:You MUST do this acceptance via email!! So that it can be tracked correctly! DO NOT do a verbal in the hall,classroom,etc. or if you run into the directors at Chick-Fil-A or Target over the weekend…!
Mardi Gras Magic Gala and Auction Items Needed
Although we have lots of great items being donated by local businesses,we still need more items in order to create the best auction ever! Please consider how you can help. We still need the following items:
Beach House /Time Share– if you know anyone who has a beach house,time share,or vacation home and would be willing to donate a weekend stay,please let us know!
Gift Cards –any denomination is greatly appreciated!
***RESTAURANTS * STORES* GAS CARDS * HOTELS * VISA/MC * SPA – NAIL OR HAIR SALONS ***
Tool Basket(s):hammer,screw driver,drill,tape measure,wrench,Home Depot or Lowes gift cards,etc.
Movie Basket(s):DVDs,Movie Theater boxed candy,popcorn,soda glasses,etc.
Valentine’s Day Package(s):candy,jewelry,cosmetics,etc.
Barbeque Package(s):spices,sauces,outdoor kitchen items,apron,barbeque tools,etc.
Home Décor Package(s): candles,picture frames,vases,wall décor,etc.
Sunscreen,insect repellant,beach towels,tube socks,gardening tools,playing cards,poker chips,family board games,fishing pole,fishing gear,flashlight,small cooler (6 pack)
IF YOU RECEIVED ANY CHRISTMAS GIFTS THAT YOU CANNOT USE…….WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM!!!!!!
Please place your items in Ms. Bankston’s classroom. While we will gratefully accept donations up until the time of the event,it would be extremely helpful to have the items by Friday 1/16/15.
Thank you for your help!
Please contact Beth Deragon with questions. email@example.com (281) 248-7474
Early bird ticket special runs through 1/17/2015. Please purchase your tickets early!
Below is a link to the form to order our Theatre Apparel Items showcasing our new Cypress Ranch Theatre Logo!
Please make your checks out to STAR and have your student place their form with their check in the safe by January 30. Orders will not be placed without payment.
Please contact Holly if you have any questions –firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Cheryl Bradford, Jane Bankston, Charles Page and Nathan Stanaland,
Cypress Ranch Theatre Directors
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:
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):
Musical Theatre Scholarship Recipient (in the amount of $1,000):
Technical Theatre Scholarship Recipient (in the amount of $1,000):
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.
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