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Dreamland BBQ Fundraiser!

Ain’t Nothin’ Like ‘Em Nowhere!

Thespian Troupe #8105 will be running a Dreamland BBQ fundraiser from July 19, 2017 to August 9, 2017! Delivery of ordered goods will be available for pickup on August 16th from Helena High School. Below you will find the menu of items offered.If you would like something, please find a Thespian or contact Mr. Casey directly for your order: jcasey@shelbyed.org. All proceeds go to help pay off student costs for future theatrical and Thespian Endeavors. So order your ribs today and relax at home with some good food knowing you helped someone.

Dreamland Fundraiser Menu

Congratulations to Ashli F!

Troupe 8105 from Helena High School sent their first performer to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln-Nebraska in the form of Ashli F. While there, Ashli attended a week’s worth of performances, workshops, and networking events. She also competed in the Monologue category where she had to introduce and perform 2 monologues in no more than 3 minutes. In a category that contained over 100 different performers from across the country, Ashli was chosen as 1 of 3 to perform her monologue performance for the entire festival as an example of a superior performance at the Individual Event Showcase which is the highest honor a festival participant can receive! We are proud to have Ashli in our troupe and representing us to the theatrical world as the young professional she is. Below is a picture of her performance for the entire festival.


Thespian State Festival

Jan. 16 & 17 the new Helena High School Thespian Troupe #8105 had their first ever visit to the State Thespian Festival at Samford University. The troupe was only notified the week before that it had received a grant to be able to attend the festival and so the students had to hurry to get ready. The Thespian festival is different that the Trumbauer festival in that it focuses more on the education of students in Theater than in the competition of Theater. Below are some pictures detailing the amazing trip we all took.

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Above are two pictures detailing some of the beautiful looks of Samford University.

Here are some pictures of the students throughout the day including at the dance workshop.IMG_3930







Later on the last day we had the tech challenge where two of our own competed in the individual event. The pictures below were taken from their competition.



This event was followed by the Improv Face-Off where 5 students combined with kids from other schools to see which group was the best at improv.






After the Face-Off we all took a lovely dinner at Mr. Wangs in Wildwood for a group meal and then came back for the award ceremony where Emily D and Andrea A both won awards for tech challenge and Improv Face-Off.




It was an amaZing experience and I already know the troupe is looking forward to returning next year.