Hartselle Theatre shines at Trumbauer festival
In a weekend filled with talent, Hartselle High Theatre made a resounding impact at the Walter Trumbauer District Theatre Festival Nov. 4. A total of 36 students participated in both solo and group contests with superior medals awarded in 33 events. What’s more, an astounding 30 of these events secured a coveted spot at the state level competition.
The following students secured superior ratings and the chance to advance to the state level competition:
– Solo Acting Comedic: Jana Crow and Alyssa Dobbs-Langford
– Solo Acting Dramatic: Avie Broom, Kennedy Cataline, Mary Claire Culpepper, Phoenix Hughes, Kylee Little and Jackson Lee Turner
– Duet Acting Comedic: Landon Littrell and Brady Long, Anna Claire Dukeminier and Gavin Jensen, and Payton Clemons and Savanah Clemons
– Duet Acting Dramatic: Alexis Lawson and Kate Meadows
– Musical pre-1800: Clara Bass
– Musical Comedic: Clara Bass, Lily Collins and Cooper Reid Estep
– Musical Dramatic: Lucas McMinemon and Alivia Wiley
– Duet Musical Comedic: Brady Long and Connor Wallace
– Duet Musical Dramatic: Jackson Lee Turner and Alivia Wiley and Alexis Lawson and Lucas McMinemon
– Playwriting: Kylee Little
– Costume Design: Lauren Maxson, Kaegen Olive and Izzy Smith-Hollin
– Scenic Design: Scarlet Poole
– Stage Management: Alyssa Dobbs-Langford
– Group Musical: Bradyn Barrier, Lily Collins, Cooper Reid Estep and Lucas McMinemon
– Group Acting: Avie Broom, Mary Claire Culpepper, Alexis Lawson, Kate Meadows and Kennedy Cataline, Alyssa Dobbs-Langford, Phoenix Hughes, Laura Lundy and Madison Pearson
Several students displayed earned superior ratings but were unable to advance to the state competition due to capped categories. These students include Kate Meadows (Solo Musical), Connor Wallace (Properties Design), and Izzy Smith-Hollin (Makeup Design).
In addition to the superior ratings, three students, namely Anna Claire Dukeminier, Sage Fairchild and Laura Lundy, showcased their talents and received excellent ratings in their respective events.
Additionally, Hartselle High Theatre also made its debut at the One-Act Play Festival with a performance of “Godspell Jr.” Their effort earned them a superior rating and a ticket to the state competition in December. Additionally, the production received top honors, with awards for Best in Show and Best Scenic Design.
Cooper Reid Estep won Best Leading Actor for his performance in the leading role of Jesus. Furthermore, the following students were recognized with the All-Star Cast award: Braydn Barrier, Kennedy Cataline, Lily Collins, Laura Lundy and Jackson Lee Turner.
The Hartselle High Theatre team is now gearing up for the Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival, which is scheduled for Dec. 1-2 at the University of North Alabama. They will be representing Hartselle High, aiming to continue their success on the state level.