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Welcome back for another year of HSPVA Theatre! The Theatre Guild is getting ready to support another great season of productions, events, and trips.
The first Theatre Guild meeting of the year will be Wednesday, August 28 at 6:15 pm in the Theatre Classroom next to the Department offices (sometimes we end up moving – if we are not there, check the Rehearsal Room across the hall and the Black Box). At our first meeting we will collect membership forms, elect officers, approve the budget, discuss the calendar, get our committees organized, and several other agenda items. As always, a Theatre Guild meeting is great place to get all your Theatre Department questions answered.
You can submit your Theatre Guild membership at our first meeting, at the Meet and Greet, or by dropping your form by the department office. The Theatre Guild Membership Form can be downloaded from the Join the Guild page located under Guild Info or click here. If you have any questions about membership, contact our membership coordinator:
Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards in partnership with Texas State University is holding the 1st Annual College Audition Workshop at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on Aug. 17-18.
At this forum, aspiring young high school performers and their parents will have opportunity in one location to meet theater faculty from seven top Texas in-state universities, hear presentations about their programs, participate in a mock dance call and present their audition material and receive valuable feedback and direction from university faculty members. Students will also be able to attend a talk given by Mary Anna Dennard, nationally renowned college audition coach and author of I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre.
The following schools are participating:
Abilene Christian University
Sam Houston State University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Wesleyan University
University of Texas at Austin
Student participation is on two levels:
All college program presentations
Mary Anna Dennard presentation, (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
Audit mock dance & vocal/monologue auditions
All college program presentations
Mary Anna Dennard presentation (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
Participation in mock dance & vocal/monologue auditions including feedback and direction from university faculty upon acceptance – applicants must submit audition video.
Space is limited; participation fees are non-refundable. Attendance fee will be charged at time of application. Students wanting to participate in mock audition must submit audition video on line; balance for mock audition participation will be charged upon acceptance.
Parents may attend presentations and auditions free of charge as space allows – you must RSVP to attend (see email below).
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) will once again host the Greater Houston Area Auditions on November 24, 2013. The Greater Houston Area Auditions auditions provide an opportunity for high school theatre students from the Houston area who intend to major in theatre to audition for college admissions and scholarships. In 2012, more than 27 colleges, universities, and academies attended the auditions including: Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia College Chicago, CalArts, CAP21, KD College, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Oklahoma City University School of Theatre, Oklahoma University Helmerich School of Drama, Oklahoma University Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre, Penn State University, Pepperdine University A, , Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, Sante Fe University of Art and Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of the Arts, University of Evansville, University of Houston, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Wyoming, Viterbo University, Wake Forest University, and Webster University.
Registration for the auditions will open in September. For more information, click on the link below:
The Annual HSPVA Theatre Guild Gala will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm at The Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003. This wonderful, exciting, and heart-warming event brings together the entire extended HSPVA Theatre Family in a fun night of food, frolic, and fundraising. All your sisters and your cousins and your aunts are invited, along with younger siblings, grandparents, neighbors, and friends too!
Invitations will be sent to each HSPVA Theatre Department family.