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Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks! -
Sebastian, Twelfth Night, III-3, Shakespeare
Edina Thespians' Production of
Peter and the Starcatcher
was a MAJOR SUCCESS at the
International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln!
THANK YOU to all of our thespian, artistic team and families
who represented Edina with professionalism, creativity,
and outstanding THESPIAN SPIRIT!!
An undertaking like this doesn't happen by accident. It takes an enormous commitment. It takes meticulous planning and hours of rehearsal. It takes all the right people in all the right places. It takes a community and district that not only shows support by coming to the shows, but also shows support by offering help and resources when asked.
It was our third main stage performance at the festival and I think we not only figured out all of the logistics, we also created a template for success. Many other main stage productions were impressed with our show, and want to compare notes, based on our success. On a personal note...Edina is a great place to belong. It is so refreshing to dream and then have it realized. I knew we were main stage material for many years. Disney and MTI sought us out to perform this show, and we had a lot to live up to and did it. I also knew it would be tough to accomplish. Every single person jumped on board to make this happen and for that I say...
MN Thespian Conference Wrap Up
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in The MN State Thespian Conference.
52 students from EHS, VVMS, and SVMS attended. It was a weekend filled with performances, auditions, and workshops.
Some Edina Highlights were:
7 Edina students were roles onstage and backstage for the All State performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Congrats to Henry Junker, Jack Fisher, Becca Edgington, Emily Neville, Dylan Rickard, Ben Weiman, and Rutger Henriksen
20 Edina Students participated in the National Individual Events showcase. And as a result were awarded 23 superior rankings. Among them, 7 Edina students were asked to perform in the showcase at the closing ceremonies. All of the superiors will are invited to bring their performances to the
International Thespian Festival this summer.
Rutger Henriksen Stage Management
Edina was represented at the NIES showcase on the mainstage at the Guthrie as well.
Congrats to Dylan Rickard, Elise Toeple, Ella Williams, Abigail Swoap, Delia Bush, Jenny Moffitt, Emma Schwert, who were selected to perform.
Three Edina students, Dylan Rickard, Elizabeth Schuetzle, and Rutger Henriksen were awarded scholarships based on their portfolio, interview and audition. This is quite an accomplishment because only 6 scholarships were awarded in the entire state, and all three from Edina were awarded.
Our One-Act Play The Jar performed in the Dowling Studio and took first place! Congrats to the cast and crew.
This is the first time in 7 years that Edina has taken first place.
All that’s left to be said is:
It was amazing watching you all weekend!
The judges’ comments will be emailed soon, and will shared with those of you who auditioned and performed as soon as possible.