For the 5th consecutive year, the Hanford High School Drama Boosters have awarded over $30,000 in college scholarships. The students receiving scholarships are
Lucia Antonia (Drama Citizen Scholarship)
Tyler Grandgeorge (Drama Citizen Scholarship and Ruth Richman Memorial Scholarship)
Sean Hendrickson (Drama Citizen Scholarship and Thespian Scholarship)
Andrew Leggett (Drama Citizen Scholarship)
Bailey LePage (Drama Citizen Scholarship)
Joshua Neath (Drama Citizen Scholarship)
Levi Plumb (Ruth Richman Memorial Scholarship)
Luke Price (Drama Citizen Scholarship)
Jordan Rawlings (Drama Citizen Scholarship and Thespian Scholarship)
Delaney Shields (Drama Citizen Scholarship)
The Drama Citizen Scholarships are awarded (up to $5,000) to students who plan to attend 4-year colleges and who have demonstrated leadership, participation in the Hanford HS drama program, and the need for financial aid.
The Thespian Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to major in performing arts.
The Ruth Richman Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students who excelled in the technical support of play production (e.g., stage management, design (light, set, sound), and stage operations). This scholarship is new this year. It was created by a former student of the program, Ryan Winters, who is now a doctor, and with the support of other alumni to honor and award those students not on the stage but who contribute to the excellence of the program.
Again, congrats to all the 5th Avenue nominees! We are now finalizing
plans for attending the Awards Ceremony in Seattle on June 11, 7 pm. We
have reserved one bus (which holds 47 people) and we have secured 80
tickets. If you are interested in attending, please email Fred Mann
by Thursday, May 23, 11:59pm with the following info:
- You name
- Student or adult?
- Will you be riding the bus?
- If you are an adult, would you be willing to drive (this entails getting clearance from the school district).
next step: over the weekend, a list of people going will be posted and
emailed. If you are on the list, you MUST pay the HHS bookkeeper by
Tuesday at 3:00pm to guarantee your ticket. Ticket costs are $16/student
and $30/adult. Students will need to bring a little money for food as
well. Again, the ticket cost MUST be paid on Tuesday
or your spot will be forfeited. If we have more people wanting to
attend than we have tix/cars, preference will be given to those
nominated for an award or honorees.
Again, congrats to the HHS drama department!
Each year, evaluators from Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre attend musical theater productions at high schools throughout Washington State. This year evaluators saw 105 productions. Congratulations to Hanford Drama for earning the following nominations and honorable mentions.
- Outstanding Overall Musical Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Direction Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Music Direction HanfordHigh School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Choreography HanfordHigh School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Honorable Mention Hanford High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Outstanding Orchestra HanfordHigh School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Costume Design Hanford High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Honorable Mention Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design Hanford High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Outstanding Stage Crew Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
- Honorable Mention Katie Evans as Janet Van der Graf, Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
- Honorable Mention Camren Bleiler as Man in Chair, Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Tyler Zirker as Robert Martin, Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Honorable Mention Spencer Anderson as George, Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role Jillian Roller as Kitty, Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Outstanding Performance by a Chorus Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
- Honorable Mention Hanford High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group Brothers, Hanford High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Special Honors: Educational Impact Hanford High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Special Honors: Student Achievement Hanford High School, Tyler Grandgeorge
The 2013 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, presented by Wells Fargo will be held June 11 in Seattle. More information is available at this link: https://www.5thavenue.org/education/student-programs#5th-avenue-awards
Congratulations to the Hanford Drama Department! There were
several winners from the CBC Drama Festival on May 17. Congratulations to Clive
LePage and Jacki Campbell for winning outstanding performance awards and for
the cast and crew of As You Like It who won the Best of Show at the Festival.
Way to go Hanford Drama!
The nominating committee for the Hanford Drama Booster is seeking lots of new and energetic help! We particularly need a secretary for the executive board. The board meets once a month to support the drama program at HHS. Additionally, below is a list of other available positions, please email email@example.com if you'd like to volunteer to run for an executive board position (Pres., VP, Sect, Treasurer) or be the chair of any of these committees or would like more information about them.
||Steve & Lorna Foelber
||Ron & Julie Pawlowski
w/ help from Jane/Lorna
|Co-publicity w/ Jane?
||Co-chair with Amy Seaman?
Work Day Snacks/Lunches
Tech Week Dinners
||Tina Bleiler w/ Frosh/soph
Rental person & student
Thespian Festival Coordinator
A member of our Joseph audience lost a ring while attending one of the Joseph performances in February. A possible match has been found but unfortunately we have lost that person's contact information. If you lost a ring, please call the HHS office to identify and claim, 967-6500
Advanced Drama students recently attended the Washington State Thespians state festival in Bellingham, WA. Hanford students performed cuttings from Of Mice and Men and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Additionally students had the opportunity to attend performances and workshops.
Congratulationss to the cast and crew of Joseph and Of Mice & Men. Both earned a Superior rating at the festival! Tyler Grandgeorge received a Superior rating for his lighting design. And, Gracie Dai was elected as State Thespian Officer! Additionally, those students who scored in the top 20% and top 10% at the Regional IE in January were recognized for their achievements at thespians.
Forms, Schedules & Workshop details added!
Parents if you are going to Bellingham
to watch State, March 14, 15,16, but are not a chaperone, PLEASE email Mr. Leggett
to let him know that you'll be there! You won't be able to get into the event unless you are on our school's list.
State Thespian Drama Festival
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Hotel: Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 (360) 671-1011
: To perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and qualifying advanced drama scenes, to have projects adjudicated, attend workshops,
classes, and other performances, and to have a
The cast and crew of Joseph, the advanced drama students, and the Advanced Theater Production
Those Fully Participating in the Dessert Theater (sold tickets, performed or worked at DT, contributed to a basket) $50
Those NOT fully participating in the Dessert Theater $102
ALL bring pocket money for meals.
Please pay the RSD book keeper, checks payable to RSD.
: Depart HHS at 2:45 pm on Thursday, March 14. You do not have time to go home after school. We
will arrive back at HHS on Saturday, March 16 at approximately 11pm. The itinerary and behavior expectations are attached to this page.
The student needs a health form filled out—either a “consent to
treat” form or a “refusal to treat” form filled out and returned.
No health form, not able to participate – students will end up in a room
without being allowed to the campus!
Our troupe number is 3183.
STATE THESPIAN OFFICER Self explanatory - Get excited to run for STO office!
workshops are only offered once due to space limitations. Please spread out to get the most from the many
workshops offered. The keynote workshops are: Tom McNally – superb
acting workshop, Mama YeYe – African Dance, Alex Mitchell – ITO,
The dance is at Bellingham HS, hosted by
Teri Grimes and their Thespian Troupe. All students MUST
have their badge on to get into the dance and to stay at the dance.
Please advice your students.
Tom McNally Workshop
Tom McNally – Professor of acting at University of Northern Colorado, Director of Theatre of the Rockies.
Equity actor Tom McNally is Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Northern Colorado where he serves as artistic director of The Little Theatre of the Rockies and coordinator of the Acting Program. In 1994, Professor McNally was named National Theatre Arts Teacher of the Year by the Educational Theatre Association. The following year, he was named Higher Education Educator of the Year by the Alliance for Colorado Theatre. He serves on the board of the Higher Education Council of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Alliance for Colorado Theatre..
Tom will be teaching intense acting for students and do a master class for teachers:
SUBTEXT: THE GATEWAY TO ACTING
you don’t present the subtext, the audience might as well stay at home
and read the play”. – Stanislavski. Join author, director,
actor, Hall of Fame and Colorado Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom
McNally in a series of lively, fun, teachable lessons that you and your
students will love.
ACTING THE ACTIVE PROCESS.
after his famous book, Tom McNally presents this workshop done many
times nationally. A lively, on your feet look at purpose,
obstacle, tactics, circumstance, relationship, orchestration, and
character. With a special emphasis on the psychological gesture
approach to character. Don’t miss this one!!!
Mama YeYe Workshop
She’s back with all of her African Dances. She will have music CD’s for sale as well if kids wish to purchase them. Mama YeYe is requesting that the girls bring a sarong so she can teach them how to use them in the dances. Come with or without! African Dance is BACK!!
ITO – Alex Mitchell
The International Thespian Officer, Alex, will be coming to lead a leadership class. He comes to us from Iowa and has been all around the country doing this workshop.
FUNDRAISING FOR BROADWAY CARES: EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
NEW Fundraising Efforts at the 2013 Washington State Thespians Festival! In addition to this year's Coin Wars
fundraiser (don't forget to empty your penny jars!),
Washington Thespians is excited to announce two new efforts to support Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS.
- The first is an exciting, weekend-long silent auction for collectable memorabilia straight from New York! Bring cash to bid on one of a kind autographed posters (Book of Mormon,War Horse…),
CD's, and apparel with artwork and logos from the hottest shows
on Broadway. Or pool money within the troupe and bring back something cool
to display in your classroom! Special thanks to the good people at
Broadway Cares for pulling some strings to procure the amazing items up
- We are calling our second new fundraiser Ducky Buddies:
because for only $2, students can buy a rubber ducky with a famous name
attached. Figure out your Ducky's celebrity Buddy (Bert and ___?
Angelina and ____? ___ and Clyde?) and spend the weekend tracking down
that Ducky's owner. This is a great way to start a conversation with
people in other troupes, support Broadway Cares, and to find your long
lost Ducky Buddy! #duckybuddy2013
Showcase Auditions for Mainstage - This is for those who scored in the top 10%tile at the East or West Side IE Festival.
- Auditions are only held on Thurs. evening.
- Adjudicators may choose one entry in each category if they feel that the performer(s) meet the top standard to showcase on the main stage.
- The showcase winners will be posted on Friday by mid day.
When: Thurs., March 14
Registration: 6:00 p.m.
Meeting in the main theatre, PAC 6:30 p.m.
Auditions: 7:00 p.m.
Location rooms: TBA
2. Group Acting/ /Duo Acting:
3. Solo Musical:
4. Duet Musical/Group Musical SU 215D
Audience may attend, no cost
There is NO free parking on campus. Parking is clearly stated in the campus map. Please note parking for busses - Here’s the link to the map that does show Lincoln Creek;
Ryan Winters, a Hanford Drama alumnus, is setting up a new memorial scholarship for technical theater for Hanford
High students. Ryan Winters was an excellent stage manager for Hanford Drama and has since
become a doctor. He is naming the scholarship after the wife of Eric Richman. Current students will recognize Eric as an amazing friend and technical guru for Hanford Drama. He was the one who wired up Joseph's coat so that it only took one
switch. Mr. Richman also provided the radio equipment for The Man Who Came to
. His wife, Ruth Richman, often appeared at set construction in the
1990's and early 2000's with a warm smile, funny stories and plates of
incredible chocolate chip cookies (which have never been duplicated). She was a
lovely, caring, hysterically funny, welcoming woman. Many Hanford students from
that era remember her fondly.
Ryan Winters has established a memorial scholarship for students who have
been active in technical theater. Please read his personal letter on the HHS Drama Booster page of this site.
Order your DVD copy of Joseph, professionally video-graphed & edited. Cost is $5 to cover
production cost of the DVD and must be paid in advance. Please make checks payable to RSD, and turn
in the order form attached to this post and payment to Mary at the Hanford High School Bookkeeping Office.
This DVD opportunity
brought to you by Hanford High Drama and the HHS Drama Boosters. For more
information please contact Leslie Roller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Claudia Mosley at email@example.com
*Deadline to order is
Feb. 22. DVDs will be available the week of March 4.