Congratulations to the cast of Memphis
for being chosen as one of the mainstage shows for the Texas State
Thespian Festival in November. Way to go Carver & Memorial!!
Thespian Festival 2014 was a success! Highlights are listed below:
* Performed Memphis the Musical on Main stage with Memorial High School.
*Treat Carrier was elected to the Student State Board.
*Two students, Bishop Pearsall and Brianna Rodriguez, were cast in the All State show, Big Fish.
*A Duet Acting scene, featuring Joshua Austin & Kiera Prusmack, was chosen as a main stage I.E. finalist.
*24 students advanced to nationals.
Detailed information is on the International Thespian part of our page!!
Check out our article on Inside Aldine!
The Cast of Memphis gets a visit from a Broadway Star!!!
Broadway Star Will Mann Visits Carver Magnet and Memorial High School for their Joint Production of Memphis, the Musical
from Carver and Memorial High School were thrilled Saturday, 9/6, by a
surprise visit from Will Mann, a Broadway star who played the role of
Bobby on Broadway and in the first national tour of Memphis. Mr. Mann flew in from New York for the day to see the show.
Mann also met with the students before and after the show. “I’m so
proud of what you’re doing,” he told them. When he asked how many of
the students were interested in pursuing theater as a career, many hands
went up among the cast and technical crew. Mr. Mann advised them, “If
you’re going to do it, do it all the way. Commit to it.” He warned
that people would tell them they had to have a “backup plan,” but that
he had purposely chosen to focus only on singing and acting in college, because “If you have no choice but to succeed, then you will.
joint production was directed by Roshunda Jones (Carver), Jabari
Collins (Carver), Nicole Morgan (Memorial) and Jay Matthews (Memorial)
Panther Player Officers
2014-2015 Thespian Board Members
Kristopher Adams, Chair