2019 District IE Competition

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified to compete at the District 6 Individual Event Competition on December 7th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

MONOLOGUES:

  1. Emily Stead – MilkMilkLemonade / Be Aggressive
  2. Jessica Barrios – The Drunken City / 18 More Reasons Not to be in a Play
  3. Diana Duran – Bike America / The 1st Annual Achadamee Awards
  4. Justin Conti – Testing, Testing / Governing Alice
  5. Gavin Ott – I Hate Hamlet / The Diaries of Adam and Eve
  6. Kelsey Jager – Tales from the Arabian Mice / Charming Princes

DUET ACTING:

  1. Mairin Couch / Cayden Franz – Too Fabulous to Fail
  2. Diana Duran / Nicole Rodriguez – Women in Motion
  3. Jordyn Meyers / Reid Ott – The Death of an Insurance Salesman

SOLO MUSICAL:

  1. Cadee Schultz – Watch What Happens from Newsies
  2. Natalie Solis – Shopping Around from Wish You Were Here
  3. Diana Duran – Calm from Ordinary Days
  4. Jessica Barrios – Pulled from The Addams Family
  5. Keddreck Toussaint – This is the Moment from Jekyll & Hyde
  6. Dominique Loyd – Disneyland from Smile
  7. Connor Stanley – Lost in the Darkness from Jekyll & Hyde

DUET MUSICAL:

  1. Cadee Schultz / Natalie Solis – Calm, Cool, and Collected from Calvin Berger
  2. Gavin Ott / Reid Ott – Agony from Into the Woods

COSTUME DESIGN:

  1. Reid Ott
  2. Emily Stead
  3. Jessica Barrios

MAKEUP DESIGN:

  1. Winter Edson

PLAYWRITING:

  1. Savannah Glesmer
  2. Dominique Loyd

Auditions & Casting

Auditions and casting are two of the most difficult jobs a director has to do. I spent weeks (months, really) before the audition dates studying and thinking about the show and each character in it. Casting a show with such well-known characters is even more challenging. I had to decide what were the most important traits I was looking for in each character and then match the actor who has most of those traits. Casting is an emotionally draining and complex process. Casting correctly is the single most important facet of what can be done to ensure the success of any show.

Casting a show is like a puzzle. I had more “pieces” to choose from than there were spots in the puzzle. Auditioning is a competitive and daunting process. The feeling of rejection from not getting cast is unavoidable and completely normal. Your audition is successful if you learned something and if you did your best. Not every role is right for every actor. I want everyone that came out to audition to know, that in theatre, there is a home for everyone. Continue to audition, ask for feedback, and practice. But don’t give up.

Thank you, honestly, from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to come and audition for Clue. I hope to see you all (and more) at future auditions!

Miss Machol, director

2018-19 Wrap-Up

It was a busy year, for sure, but we had lots of fun. PRHS produced a musical (Sister Act) after having to skip a year.

Our students competed at State at did extremely well.

MONOLOGUES:
Amanda Stanley – Flowers in the Desert / The Girls EXCELLENT

DUET ACTING:
Wilfredo Figueroa and Jessica Charles – Wait, Wait Bo EXCELLENT
Kristen Mendez and Brenda Morales – Girls Guide to Saving the World EXCELLENT

SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE:
Cadee Schultz – “See, I’m Smiling” – Last Five Years SUPERIOR
Yadi Hernandez – “Quiet Night at Home” from Bare: A Pop Opera EXCELLENT

PLAYWRITING:
Savannah Glesmer – “I Looked in the Mirror and Didn’t See Me” EXCELLENT

We are looking forward to producing Clue and 9 to 5 The Musical in the 2019-2020. We thank you all for your continued support!

District IE Competition Results

We had twenty-two students compete in individual events on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Fort Myers High School. For the first time in troupe history, we didn’t bring home anything less than an excellent. Here’s how they did:
(if you see any of these students, please congratulate them)

MONOLOGUES:
Jessica Charles –  Shun the Heaven The Rehearsal – SUPERIOR
Elizabeth Echevarria – Macbeth / Goodbye, Charles – EXCELLENT
Wilfredo Figueroa – The Hunter’s Moon / The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin – SUPERIOR
Kaitlyn Sokolich – Spring / Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Pinata Women, and other Superhero Girls, Like Me – EXCELLENT
Amanda Stanley – Flowers in the Desert / The Girls – SUPERIOR

DUET ACTING:
Wilfredo Figueroa and Jessica Charles – Wait, Wait Bo – SUPERIOR
Jada Jonassaint and Shania Celestin – Bad Auditions by Bad Actors – EXCELLENT
BB Badke and Kaitlyn Sokolich – Anger Management – EXCELLENT
Kristen Mendez and Brenda Morales – Girls Guide to Saving the World – SUPERIOR

ENSEMBLE ACTING:
Brittany Badke, Annabelle Chapman, Elizabeth Echevarria, Dominique Loyd, Nicole Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Sokolich, and Raquel Wajner – Disney Mom’s Group Therapy – EXCELLENT

Cayden Franz, Savannah Glesmer, Amanda Stanley, and Nathan Tart – Fugue – EXCELLENT

SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE:
Cadee Schultz – “See, I’m Smiling” – Last Five Years – SUPERIOR (BEST IN ROOM)
Natalie Solis – “Get Out and Stay Out” from 9 to 5 the Musical – SUPERIOR
Kristen Mendez – “Always Starting Over” from If/Then – SUPERIOR
Yadi Hernandez – “Quiet Night at Home” from Bare: A Pop Opera – SUPERIOR
BB Badke – “Easy as Life” from Aida – EXCELLENT

DUET MUSICAL THEATRE:
Wilfredo Figueroa and Yadi Hernandez – “Plain Jane, Fat Ass” from Bare: A Pop Opera – EXCELLENT

SMALL GROUP MUSICAL THEATRE:
Kristen Mendez, Cadee Schultz, and Natalie Solis – “Flying Away (Finale)” from Fun Home – EXCELLENT

COSTUME DESIGN:
Reid Ott – The Play That Goes Wrong – EXCELLENT

PLAYWRITING:
Savannah Glesmer – “I Looked in the Mirror and Didn’t See Me” – SUPERIOR
BB Badke and Yadi Hernandez – “Promise” – EXCELLENT
Avery Marchesiello – “Death on the Murder Express” – SUPERIOR
Brenda Morales – “Cords That Wouldn’t Cut” – SUPERIOR
Amanda Stanley – “I Don’t Want to Die”  EXCELLENT

District IE Competition

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to compete in individual events on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Fort Myers High School.

MONOLOGUES:
Jessica Charles –  Shun the Heaven The Rehearsal
Elizabeth Echevarria – MacbethGoodbye, Charles
Wilfredo Figueroa – The Hunter’s Moon / The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin
Kaitlyn Sokolich – Spring / Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Pinata Women, and other Superhero Girls, Like Me
Amanda Stanley – Flowers in the DesertThe Girls

DUET ACTING:
Wilfredo Figueroa and Jessica Charles – Wait, Wait Bo Bait
Jada Jonassaint and Shania Celestin – Bad Auditions by Bad Actors
BB Badke and Kaitlyn Sokolich – Anger Management
Kristen Mendez and Brenda Morales – Girls Guide to Saving the World

ENSEMBLE ACTING:
Annabelle Chapman, Elizabeth Echevarria, Sophia Hernandez, Dominique Loyd, Nicole Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Sokolich, and Raquel Wajner – Disney Mom’s Group Therapy

Cayden Franz, Savannah Glesmer, Amanda Stanley, and Nathan Tart – Fugue

SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE:
Cadee Schultz – “See, I’m Smiling” – Last Five Years
Natalie Solis – “Get Out and Stay Out” from 9 to 5 the Musical
Kristen Mendez – “Always Starting Over” from If/Then
Yadi Hernandez – “Quiet Night at Home” from Bare: A Pop Opera
BB Badke – “Easy as Life” from Aida

DUET MUSICAL THEATRE:
Wilfredo Figueroa and Yadi Hernandez – “Plain Jane, Fat Ass” from Bare: A Pop Opera

SMALL GROUP MUSICAL THEATRE:
Kristen Mendez, Cadee Schultz, and Natalie Solis – “Flying Away (Finale)” from Fun Home

COSTUME DESIGN:
Reid Ott – The Play That Goes Wrong

PLAYWRITING:
Savannah Glesmer – “I Looked in the Mirror and Didn’t See Me”
BB Badke and Yadi Hernandez – “Promise”
Avery Marchesiello – “The Body on the Murder Express”
Brenda Morales – “Cords That Wouldn’t Cut”
Amanda Stanley – “I Don’t Want to Die”

Acting101 at Disney

This past Saturday (9/22/18), seventeen members of PRHS Thespian troupe 7821 participated in Disney’s Acting101 Workshop. The 90-minute workshop provided the students with the building blocks of theater, while exploring performance and storytelling techniques. The students played fun theater games that each included a focus goal (listening, working with others, watching for cues, etc.). They learned how to create a character from the feet up, physically becoming that character. The Disney teaching artists helped the students understand that it’s OK to be vulnerable with each other. The students committed to their characters and gained confidence in themselves. After the workshop ended, we spent the day at Hollywood Studios and enjoyed the rides and games.

2017-18 Competition Results

I want to acknowledge the great job these students did at districts and state during the 2017-18 school year.

DUET ACTING
BB Badke & Amanda Stanley scored an excellent in district competition.
Jada Jonassaint & Brenda Morales scored a superior in district competition and a superior in state competition.

DUET MUSICAL THEATRE
BB Badke & Wilfredo Figueroa scored an excellent in district competition.
Jack West & William Holt scored a superior in district competition and an excellent in state competition.
Kristen Mendez & Destiny Ball scored a superior in district competition and a superior in state competition.

MONOLOGUES
Kaitlyn Sokolich scored an excellent in district competition.
Wilfredo Figueroa scored an excellent in district competition.

PLAYWRITING
Amanda Stanley scored an excellent in district competition.
Josh Llorca scored an excellent in district competition.

SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE
Yadi Hernandez scored an excellent in district competition.
Destiny Ball scored an excellent in district competition.
William Holt scored an excellent in district competition.
Kristen Mendez scored a superior in district competition and a superior in state competition.