Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jr. Thespians at 2021 Virtual State Festival

by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher and Thespian Director
The 2021 Florida State Thespian Festival was held virtually this year (rather than at the Orlando Convention Center) with the themes "Keeping the Light On" and "Be the Light." A ghost light is an electric light that is traditionally left energized on the stage of a theater when the theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark. In this year-plus of dark theaters due to COVID, performing artists - aspiring and seasoned professionals alike - know the multiple challenges to continue their craft in a safe manner, if at all. 

The Festival opening video featured Broadway performers who were once Florida Thespians themselves, expressing how important the arts will be when we begin to turn our world around. "After we get through this, artists will become the essential workers. Theatre is what will help us all heal," they shared.

Eighteen of Shorecrest's 23 Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 members attended:  Bijoy A '26, Gia B '26, Kaelie D '26, Sophia F '27, Luna G '26, Jasper H '26, Morgan H '27, Tanner J '26, Sally K '26, Hope K '27, Sofia L '27, Alex L '26, Brecken P '26, Aurora S '27, Camilla S '27, Paul S '27, Sophia T '27, and Will T '27.

Twelve Jr. Thespian acts received adjudication at the state level with the following results:
Solo Musical
Gia B – “Ring of Keys” (Fun Home) - EXCELLENT
Kaelie D – “Lost in the Brass” (Band Geeks) - EXCELLENT
Sally K – “Pulled” (The Addams Family Musical) - EXCELLENT
Duet Acting
Sophia F & Hope K – “The Perfect Monologue” - SUPERIOR
Luna G & Alex L  – “7 Weeks, 3 Days” - SUPERIOR
Kaelie D – “You’re Melting” - EXCELLENT
Sofia L – “About Race” - EXCELLENT
Brecken P – “Have You Heard” - SUPERIOR
Alex L – “The Not So Perfect Child” - SUPERIOR
Costume Design
Brecken P “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” - EXCELLENT
Aurora S “A Christmas Carol” - EXCELLENT
Publicity Design
Sophia F – “Little Shop of Horrors” - GOOD

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