Bartlett High School Receives 14 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Award Nominations
2022-2023 Season Announcement
Bartlett High School’s Panther Playhouse has announced its 2022-2023 season as it enters the third year in the beautiful new 840 seat facility. This year’s season will kick off with the Disney Channel’s smash hit High School Musical Jr. which will be directed, choreographed, and designed by BHS students. Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood will be next in the lineup, packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Robin Hood, hero of the people who takes on the ruthless powers that be. Get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two – you won’t want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun! Closing out the season, the Panther Playhouse is thrilled to bring back the show that never was – Hairspray. In the spring of 2020, just a few weeks away from opening night, BHS students left for spring break expecting to open the very first show in the new theatre only to never return for the remainder of the school year. This spring the show will finally open and tell the story of the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, who has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from a social outcast to a breakout 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!
BHS Panther Playhouse Season Passes are now on sale and include 8 tickets that are good to use at any performance, in any combination for the 2022-2023 season. Season Passes cost $70 and can be purchased at www.bhspantherplayhouse.org/tickets.
Individual tickets can be purchased at www.bhspantherplayhouse.org/tickets or at the door before each performance.
Interested in bringing a group of 10 or more to one of the shows? Contact email@example.com.
Dates for all productions are listed below.
BHS Panther Playhouse 2022-2023 Season
High School Musical Jr..............................................September 16-18
Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood.........November 4-12
Hairspray............................................................March 24-April 1
Congratulations to the following students who will be serving on our tech crews for the 2021-2022 Season. Click below to see each crew!
All Together Now Cast Announced!
Thank you to all who auditioned! We will contact cast members this weekend with the rehearsal schedule for next week.
Be Our Guest
Lucas Rayborn & Full Cast
Back to Before
We're All In This Together
Empty Chairs At Empty Tables
The Human Heart (Once On This Island)
Macey Garey & Amara Trammell
She Used To Be Mine
Seize The Day
Children Will Listen
Take A Chance On Me
Wouldn't It Be Loverly
Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat
You Can't Stop the Beat
Bartlett High School’s Panther Playhouse presents Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. This production runs for two nights only: Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th in the NEW Bartlett High School Auditorium!
Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense's earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage, and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer's ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
This production stars Shy’Kira Allen, James Barrows, Elizabeth Bennett, Abigail Bledsoe, Ethan Bogard, Steele Bowers, Matthew Brooks, Caydence Davis, Aubree Farrell, Zach Griffiths, Rachel Henry, Emma Less, Audrey Miller, Meg McVay, Taina Pardo, Kayley Perkins, Josh Pettit, Lucas Rayborn, Cole Reed, Holden Rogers, Eddie Shauwecker, Ben Sutton, Amara Trammell, Abby Wright, and Anna Wright.
This will be the first ever production performed in the newly built, state-of-the-art Bartlett High School Auditorium. You do NOT want to miss this suspenseful drama that’ll have you on the edge of your seat the entire night.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, seating for this production will be limited to 25% capacity in order to maintain social distancing. Patrons attending the live performance must wear a mask at all times in the building. All performers will be masked and socially distanced throughout the performance.
Tickets will go on sale, Monday, October 26th. Adult tickets will be $10 and student tickets will cost $8. For patrons wanting to enjoy the performance from the comfort of their own home, there will be a live stream available for the price of $15 per household.
Bartlett High School is located at 5688 Woodlawn St, Bartlett, TN 38134. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forensics team wins big at SWCC
The forensics team competed at Southwest Tennessee Community College on Saturday winning SECOND PLACE overall. They were only 6 points away from their first ever first place finish. This completes their regular competition season as they prepare for the State Tournament in April.
FIRST- Sun Mi Ko
SECOND- Sarah Cornelison
THIRD- Loren Watson
FOURTH- Josh Morrow
FIFTH- Josh Pettit
SECOND- Holden Rogers/Anna Wright
THIRD- Sarah Cornelison/Maranda Mays
SIXTH- Zoe Hardin/Carlos Preston
FIRST- Ben Sutton
FIFTH- Nick Shelhamer
THIRD- Stella Seaman
FIFTH- Jared Hassman
SIXTH- Jae Wiley
SECOND- Stella Seaman
SECOND- India Cross
FIRST- Alex Grant
FIFTH- Carmen Wooten
FIRST- Dilyn Doherty
FOURTH- Anna Wright
FIRST- Joe Kusmierz
SECOND- Sun Mi Ko
THIRD- Maranda Mays
FIFTH- Taylor Austein
SECOND- Josh Pettit
FOURTH- Ben Sutton
PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE:
THIRD- Summer Eason/Aliyah Jones
FOURTH- Taya Ginn/Bethlihem Tesfazion
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 email@example.com
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