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Congratulations UHS Theatre
Congratulations UHS Theatre
Posted on 01/13/2020
Logo of the Thespian Festival

Over December 12-14, 2019, Utica High School Drama students participated in the annual Michigan Educational Association’s Thespian Festival.  Approximately 1600 students from 60 schools from across the state of Michigan attended.

24 Utica High School students went to festival.

The students participated in individual event competitions, watched and supported each other during their performances and also attended theatre workshops in this educational environment. In addition, they had the opportunity to meet with college representatives from Michigan and surrounding states.

Superior Ratings:

  • Dez LaCourse, Gianna Bratke, Katelyn Butler, Jenna Calleja, Josh Essenmacher, Jennifer Holdstock, Gabriela Hotaj, Ali Jawad, Samantha King, Grace Leonardi, Mack Matheson, Brooklyn McLaren,Kayla Thorne, and Nevaeh Urban - Group Musical Theatre Performance.
  • Ashlyn Muirhead - Solo Dance Performance.
  • Parker Hopkins - Playwriting.
  • Katherine Phillips - technical presentation of her Stage Management portfolio for the fall 2019 play Puffs.
  • Ella Fullmer - technical presentation of her Scenic Design for the spring 2019 musical We Will Rock You.

Excellent Ratings:

  • Ali Jawad - Monologue Performance
  • Brooklyn McLaren - Monologue Performance
  • Aidan Huyghe and Ryan John - Duet Acting Performance
  • Alyssa Barocio - Duet Acting Performance
  • Gianna Bratke, Alyssa Baracio, Mack Matheson, and Nevaeh Urban - Group Acting Performance
  • Maria Chesnutt - Solo Musical Performance
  • Grace Leonardi - Solo Musical Performance
  • Maria Chesnutt and Morgan Nugent - Duet Musical Theatre Performance
  • Caroline McDade and Ryan John - Duet Musical Theatre Performance
  • Gabriella Hotaj - Playwriting

Scholarship Offercs:

  • Gianna Bratke 
  • Ali Jawad 
  • Mack Matheson 
  • Katelyn Butler
  • Jennifer Holdstock (UAIS) 
  • Dez LaCourse
  • Ryan John