Our scenic crew has been hard at work constructing our “Big, Blonde, and Beautiful” set for this Spring's musical, Hairspray! This will be the inaugural production in the school's brand new auditorium set to open in just a few weeks. This will be the largest scenic design ever executed by the Panther Playhouse. The crew has recently finished all platforms needed for the show and are currently working on pieces for Ms. Motormouth’s Record Shop, Tracy’s bedroom, and much more! Be sure to catch Hairspray at the Panther Playhouse March 26th- April 4th! Tickets go on sale on March 2nd.
On January 25, the Forensics team competed at Collierville High School and won second place overall with the following individual event winners:
5th Place- Jordan Jones
3rd Place- Aubree Farrell/Anna Wright
5th Place- Sun Mi Ko/Joe Kusmierz
1st Place- Sarah Cornelison/Maranda Mays
4th Place- Kennedi Scullark/Savannah Wafai
6th Place- Zoe Hardin/Carlos Preston
1st Place- Ben Sutton
4th Place- Eric Christoffersen
5th Place- Noah Orris
6th Place- Nick Shelhamer
3rd Place- Jae Wiley
5th Place- Katlyn Young
2nd Place- India Cross
4th Place- Riya Golden
5th Place- Alex Grant
3rd Place- Josh Morrow
2nd Place- Rachel Henry
3rd Place- Joe Kusmierz
4th- Sun Mi Ko
6th- Sarah Cornelison
7th- Katlyn Young
Bartlett High School’s Panther Playhouse presents Hairspray by Mark O’Connell and Thomas Meehan with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. This production runs March 26th-April 4th at Bartlett High School.
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the aﬀections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!
The production stars Ella Sego (Tracy Trunblad), Joe Kusmierz (Corny Collins), Matthew Brooks (Edna Turnblad), Kaelyn White (Penny Pingleton), Anna Wright (Velma Von Tussle), Dilyn Doherty (Amber Von Tussle), Josh Morrow (Link Larkin), Shy’Kira Allen (Motormouth Maybelle), and Ben Sutton (Wilbur Turnblad). The cast also includes Sarah Cornelison, Josh Pettit, Katlyn Young, Gale Mullins, Maranda Mays, Alex Grant, Morio Snelling, Loren Watson, Riya Golden, Gistar Williams, Rachel Henry, Gage Harber, Lucas Rayborn, Liz Bennett, Steele Bowers, McKenna Fleshman, Holden Rogers, Audrey Miller, Annie Steward, Zoe Hardin, Amara Trammell, Katelyn Whitley, Zaria Crawford, Justice Jackson, Taina Pardo, Abigail Bledsoe, Aubree Farrell, Emma Less, Erin McKee, Nick Shelhamer, Kayley Perkins, Ethan Bogard, Meg McVay, and Brianna Rebich.
This production is directed by Kirie Walz, co-choreographed by Kirie Walz and Karl Robinson, with musical direction by Renee Kemper Murray, technical direction by Kevin Rogers, and orchestra direction by Trevor Rundell.
Hairspray will be inaugural production in the brand new theatre at Bartlett High School. You won't want to miss this explosive smash hit! Tickets go on sale March 2nd.
Bartlett High School is located at 5688 Woodlawn St, Bartlett, TN 38134. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, and $10 for children (10 and under) and can purchased at
www.bhspantherplayhouse.org or at the door. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 16, the Forensics team competed at Arlington High School against 14 other schools and came in second place overall with the following students placing in their events.
Sarah Cornelison- 5th Place
Jordan Jones- 6th Place
Sarah Cornelison/Maranda Mays- 1st Place
Holden Rogers/Anna Wright- 5th Place
Kennedi Scullark/Savannah Wafai- 6th Place
DUET IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING:
Aubree Farrell/Anna Wright- 1st Place
Ben Sutton- 3rd Place
Eric Christoffersen- 6th Place
Estella Seaman- 2nd Place
India Cross- 5th Place
Estella Seaman- 5th Place
India Cross- 3rd Place
Alex Grant- 4th Place
Riya Golden- 3rd Place
Josh Morrow- 2nd Place
Anna Wright- 3rd Place
Joe Kusmierz- 2nd Place
Maranda Mays- 3rd Place
Rachel Henry- 4th Place
Katlyn Young- 5th Place
On November 2, the Forensics team competed at Henry County High School and continued their successful season. The following students placed in their individual events:
Sarah Cornelison- Dramatic Interpretation- 5th Place
Ben Sutton- Humorous Interpretation- 4th Place
Sarah Cornelison/Maranda Mays- Duo Interpretation- 6th Place
Joe Kusmierz- Storytelling- 3rd Place
Maranda Mays- Storytelling- 2nd Place
On Saturday, September 21, members of the Bartlett High Speech and Debate team attended their first competition of the season at Portland High school. Maranda Mays and Sarah Cornelison placed 2nd in Duo Interpretation and Katlyn Young placed 5th in Storytelling. Joe Kusmierz and Jaden Wiley competed in storytelling. Josh Morrow competed in Prose.
Bartlett High School’s Panther Playhouse presents Trap by Stephen Gregg. This production runs from October 24-27 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center.
You won’t want to miss this suspenseful drama that chronicles an incomprehensible event: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious--every person but one. Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first responders, and the investigators pursuing the case, the Panther Playhouse brings the story of the strange event to life, documentary-style. But as the strands weave together into an increasingly dangerous web, it becomes clear that this phenomenon might not be entirely in the past. Unnerving, exhilarating, and wildly inventive, you've never walked into anything quite like Trap.
This production stars Shy’Kira Allen, Elizabeth Bennett, Sarah Cornelison, Zaria Crawford, Aubree Farrell, Riya Golden, Cameron Hubbard, Kelsi Kramer, Joe Kusmierz, Maranda Mays, Erin McKee, Meg McVay, Audrey Miller, Josh Morrow, Taina Pardo, Lucas Rayborn, Eddie Schauwecker, Ella Sego, Jack Smrt, Ben Sutton, Amara Trammell, Loren Watson, Kaelyn White, Anna Wright, Katlyn Young. This production is directed by Kirie Walz with Chris Steele as the assistant director, and Kevin Rogers as the technical director.
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center is located at 3663 Appling Rd, Memphis, TN 38133. Tickets will go on sale October 4th. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.bhspantherplayhouse.org or at the door. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School presents PIPPIN by Roger O. Hirson with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. This production runs April 4th-7th at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center.
A mysterious troupe of circus performers, guides Pippin, son of King Charlemagne, on his quest to find an extraordinary life. Pippin searches through the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power, only to ultimately discover true happiness is found in every day, ordinary life.
The production stars Shy’Kira Allen (Leading Player), Caleb Medlin (Pippin), Noah Jobbins (Charles), Simon Sutton (Lewis), Rachel Henry (Fastrada), Anna Wright (Berthe), Ella Sego (Catherine), and Steele Bowers (Theo). The cast also includes ensemble members Elizabeth Bennett, Sarah Cornelison, Aubree Farrell, McKenna Fleshman, Riya Golden, Kaelyn Grubbs, Zoe Hardin, Kelsi Kramer, Sun Mi Ko, Erin McKee, Meg McVay, Kaelin Mitchell, Taina Pardo, Courtney Powell, Brianna Rebich, Amara Trammell, Katlyn Young, Nylan Barr, Luke Dabney, Cameron Hubbard, Joe Kusmierz, Josh Morrow, Jack Powell, Holden Rogers, Nick Shelhamer, Ben Sutton, and Dominic Tribo.
This production is directed and choreographed by Kirie Walz, musical direction by Paul Whited, with technical direction by Kevin Rogers, and orchestra direction by Jessica Burmingham.
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center is located at 3663 Appling Rd, Memphis, TN 38133. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, and $10 for children (10 and under) and can purchased at www.bhspantherplayhouse.org or at the door. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School presents 12 ANGRY JURORS based on the Emmy winning television movie by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. This production runs from October 18th-21st at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center.
Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the twelve members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen jurors try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.
The production stars Simon Sutton (Juror 8), Josh Morrow (Juror 3), Joe Kusmierz (Foreman), Kaelin Mitchell (Juror 4), Lucas Dabney (Juror 9), and Taina Pardo (Juror 11). The cast also includes Riya Golden, Sarah Cornelison, ShyKira Allen, Liz Bennett, Ben Sutton, Caleb Medlin, and Sun-Mi Ko. This production is directed by Kirie Walz with Kevin Rogers as the technical director.
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center is located at 3663 Appling Rd, Memphis, TN 38133. Tickets will go on sale September 21st. Tickets are $10 and can purchased at www.bhspantherplayhouse.org or at the door. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School is proud to announce seven nominations for the High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Outstanding Large Ensemble- Gorillas
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Outstanding Supporting Actor- Simon Sutton as Terk
Outstanding Featured Dancer- Rachel Henry as Leopard
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre on May 24 at 7pm.
Individual tickets may be purchased by calling the Orpheum box office at 901-525-3000 starting May 5.