Local theater students recognized at Trumbauer Festival

Several theater students at schools along the US 280 corridor were recently recognized at the 82nd Walter Trumbauer Festival, the major event of the Alabama Conference of Theater, hosted at Troy University in December 2022.

More than 2,300 students from 104 high school theater programs throughout the state participated. There were a total of 1,291 individual theater events, 35 group performances, 14 studio shows and 14 one-act shows.

Chelsea High School Performance Events

Readers Theater, Novice: Claire K., Melora C. — Excellent

Readers Theatre, Varsity: Danni O., Matthew H. — Superior, 3rd place

Acting 2005-Present, Novice: Jaydah B. — Superior

Acting 2005-Present, Varsity: Maddy R. — Excellent

Musical Pre-1975, Varsity: Mikala B. — Superior

Musical Pre-1975, Varsity: Lauren A. — Superior, 2nd Place

Musical Comedy 1975-2014, Varsity: Catherine B. — Superior

Musical Comedy 1975-2014, Varsity: Brelyn K. — Superior

Musical Dramatic 2015-Present, Varsity: Olivia H. — Superior

Musical Dramatic 2015-Present, Varsity: Lauren A. — Superior

Musical Jukebox/Pop/Rock, Varsity: Maddy R. — Superior

Duet Musical Comedic, Varsity: Olivia H., Noah D. — Excellent

Chelsea High School Technical Events

Properties Design, Novice: Baylee F. — Excellent

Puppet Design, Varsity: Jackson T. — Excellent

Costume Design, Novice: Jackson K. — Superior, 3rd place

Costume Design, Novice: Delana W. — Superior

Costume Design, Varsity: Catherine B. — Superior, 2nd place

Makeup Design, Novice: Ashley W. — Superior

Makeup Design, Varsity: Melora C. — Superior, 1st place

Scene Design, Novice: Jenny H. — Superior

► Lighting Design, Varsity: Riku G. — Excellent

Stage Management, Varsity: Kara L. — Excellent

Group Events

Group Musical: “Stepsisters Lament” — Gabby A., Kaylee J., Kayden P., Atlas G., Ashley W., Megan B., Savannah C. — Superior

Oak Mountain High School Performance Events

Solo Dramatic Classical Acting, Novice: Hudson McKinney — 2nd place

Duet Musical Comedy: Asher Lee, Hudson McKinney — 3rd place

All Star Cast for Studio Theatre: “Lost to the Light” — Lily Anderson, Asher Lee and Sophia Mitchell

The Walter Trumbauer Festival has provided quality training and performance opportunities for Alabama theater students at the high school level since 1940. Students qualify for the state competition by earning a rating of “superior” at one of seven district festivals.

– Submitted by Cindy Harper, The Alabama Conference of Theater.

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