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Tiger Theatre troup members get top ratings

Tiger Theatre troup members get top ratings

December 16th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

Four members of Texas High School's Tiger Theatre troupe earned top ratings during the Texas Thespian Festival, one of the largest in the United States. Shown, from left, are Shelby Steele, Andrew Davis, Nadia Fryer, Addison Cross and Cate Rounds.

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Four members of Texas High School Tiger Theatre Company Troupe 2526 earned top ratings in the Texas Thespian Festival, which was held in November in Grapevine, Texas.

Addison Cross and Andrew Davis (duet musical), Cate Rounds (solo musical) and Nadia Fryer (stage management) received superior ratings. All are now qualified to compete at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb., during June 2019.

Shelby Steele was one of 16 students selected as a 2019-20 Texas State Thespian Officer. She will work with fellow officers in planning, hosting and managing the State Leadership Program, Junior Thespian Festival and Texas Thespian Festival.

The Texas Thespian Festival is a statewide festival open to any active Texas Thespian Troupe. Considered one of the largest theater festivals in the United States, the Texas Thespian Festival 2018 had more than 7,000 students attend for three days of educational theater workshops, performances, auditions and professional guest instructors.

There are more than 500 troupes throughout Texas focusing on promoting excellence in middle school and high school theater departments.

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