We are proud of every single student who competed in Regionals because they achieved our department goal of practicing and growing acting skills. To summarize, over 35% of the numbers we brought to Regionals placed in the top 20% and over 13% of our numbers placed in the top 10%. Everyone worked hard in a limited number of weeks, and every student showcased their accomplishments at our Night On Broadway performances. Congratulations to the 18 WVHS students who made the top 20%!
Competing At State: Top 10% In Our Region
Small Group Musical: “All Girl Band” from A…My Name Is Alice with Abi Edwards, Grace Folske, Kate Jeffries, Natalya Karnes, Quinn Moody, Siona Olson
Duet Musical: “We’re The Man” from Calvin Berger with Noah Hansen and Kameron Koslowski
Duet Musical: “Single Man Drought” from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with Averyl Hartje and Peyton Guenther
Solo Musical: “Confrontation” with Joseph Wilde
Duet Acting Dramatic:Isn’t It Romantic with Katie Walter and Peyton Guenther
Regional Finalist Ribbon Recipients: Top 20% In Our Region
Small Group Musical: “The Musketeer Sketch” from My Favorite Year with John Cramer, Peyton Guenther, Tristan Ihlenburg, Kameron Koslowski, Cian Lister, Casey Young
Duet Musical: “Three Bedroom House” from Batboy, The Musical with Kaiya Shivers and Samantha Katz
Duet Musical: “Think Big” from John and Jen with Katie Walter and Cormac Lister
Solo Musical: “One Perfect Moment” from Bring It On, The Musical with Kaiya Shivers
Group Acting:Rumors with Kyra Alberts, Abi Edwards, Katie Glavey, Noah Kennedy, Kameron Koslowski, Nate Rasmussen, Casey Young, and Natalie Young
Duet Acting Comedic, Experienced: Apparition with Noah Kennedy and Cian Lister
Duet Acting Comedic, Experienced:The 39 Steps with Nate Rasmussen and Samantha Katz
Duet Acting Dramatic, Novice:Crush with Logan Demarais and Bella Frank
Solo Acting, Novice: Twelfth Night & Enrichment with Bella Frank
Drama Club Treasurer Mikaela Ochocki represented Wilsonville High School as Vice-chair of the Oregon Student Thespian Officers. At Regionals this year she participated in leading two state-wide initiatives: the Feminine Hygiene Drive for women’s shelters and the Minute To Give for California school districts affected by wildfires.
Mikaela lead Thespian Troupe #5452 to bring 10,000 out of 18,000 Feminine Hygiene Products to the State Thespian Drive, making WVHS the winner for the Northeast Region. She also helped organize our region to raise over $450 during the Minute To Give drive, the largest amount raised by any region in the state.
Our Night On Broadway Thespian Showcase will be held two nights only on January 31 & February 1 at 7 pm in the Wilsonville High School Auditorium. The suggested donation is $5. Come support Thespian Troupe #5452 as we present our competitive drama pieces to the public for the first time. Performances include group musical numbers, short acting scenes, and monologues. Hope to see you there!
Throughout January and culminating at these performances, we are accepting donations of feminine hygiene products to bring to the competition for women’s shelters. Please bring new, unopened toilet paper, feminine pads, diapers, diaper wipes, toiletries like toothpaste & deodorant, and nail polish. These items will be delivered to women’s shelters after the competition. Thank you in advance for your support!
We are proud of all of our performers and techs, who participated in Night On Broadway, Regionals, and State! Here’s a few results from our three days in Salem, Oregon for the State Thespian Competition. Mikaela Ochocki (pictured, right) was selected as Vice-Chair to serve as an Oregon State Thespian Officer. Kameron Koslowski and Noah Kennedy were one of the top two Original Pantomime Scenes, so they showcased at the event. Our State Finalists, in the top four competitors out of sixteen at state, were: Peyton Guenther and Nate Rasmussen for their Duet Acting Comic – Experienced scene, Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang & Katie Walter and Averyl Hartje for their Duet Acting Dramatic – Experienced scene Agnes Of God. Our one-act, Post It’s (Notes On A Marriage) by Paul Dooley was directed by Peyton Guenther and received a superior rating.
Big thanks to Jason Katz and John Fitzgerald for all of their late nights and extra hours at school helping students prepare for Night On Broadway, Regionals, and State. We appreciate all the district, parent and community support for theatre education!