Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival:
Schedule

UW-Whitewater is hosting Festival One Acts, Workshops, Tech Olympics, and Exhibits.
Thursday and Friday’s Showcase performances will be in the Young Auditorium.

Download the 2015 festival program» All teachers and students will receive a hard copy of the program when each school checks in on site at the Festival.


Thursday, November 19, 2015
4pm - Registration begins/Exhibitor check-in
8pm – Showcase Performance at the Young Auditorium
The Scarlet Heart, Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids


Friday, November 20, 2015
8am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
9am - Exhibits open
9:45am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
11:30am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
1:15pm - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
3pm - WHSFA Performances and Workshops-11:15
4pm – Showcase Performance at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Middleton High School
8pm – Showcase Performance at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Middleton High School


Saturday, November 21, 2015
8am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
9am - Exhibits open
9-11:15am - Tech Olympics: Practice and Registration
11:30am-1pm - WHSFA Performances, Workshops and Tech Olympics: Competition
1:15-2:45pm - WHSFA Performances, Workshops and Tech Olympics: Competition
3:30pm - Tech Olympics Awards Ceremony


Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8pm
Show Title: "The Scarlet Heart"
Author: Allison Williams
School: Wisconsin Rapids – Lincoln High School
Director: Sara Danke

Commedia dell'arte is a theatrical genre from the 14th century. Not only did it create mask-wearing stock characters, such as Pantalone, but also where female actors were seen on the stage. Enter The Scarlet Heart by Allison Williams. The scarlet heart is a giant ruby that everyone will do anything to acquire such a prize. While the script itself is full of laughter, the true comedy of The Scarlet Heart is found in its use of lazzi which are used to improvise parts of the show so no show is exactly the same.


Date/Time: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 4 and 8pm
Show Title: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Music & Lyrics by William Finn. Book by Rachel Sheinkin
School: Middleton High School
Directors: Kendra Dando and Pat Motiff

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the heartwarming story of 6 quirky pre-adolescents vying for the championship title at their local bee. The kids spell their way through round after round of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing sound of the bell, which signals an error and the end of the ride for that particular speller. Along the way the kids reveal insecurities and successes, joys and failures, hopes and heartaches in the hilarious and touching musical presented by Middleton High School.