Pittsburg High School Theatre Department in Pittsburg, Kansas, has been invited to perform at the most prestigious venue for high school theatre: At the International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, June 25-30, 2018! We are one of only 11 schools in the nation to qualify, and this is a first for our school!
We were chosen based on the quality of our fall musical, "Urinetown," a parody of a show that opened on Broadway in 2001 and was Tony award-winning. We're proud to say our performance of "Urinetown" was award-winning, too: After performing it for our school in November 2017, we learned we'd qualified to take it to our State Thespian Festival and perform it for nearly 2,000 students and theatre teachers from across Kansas. What an honor! It was at State that we learned we had qualified for Internationals.
In addition, three our our students qualified for individual events at Internationals in musical theatre and sound design!
We were elated. We hugged. We cried. Some of us fell down. And then we realized: We had to raise $45,000 by June.
Please consider helping us get there with a financial donation of any size. We launched a Go Fund Me campaign today.
Check it out: https://www.gofundme.com/phs-theatre-to-perform-nationally
Or, send a check directly to Pittsburg High School made out to PHS Theatre, c/o Greg Shaw, 1978 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg, KS 66762
This blog is authored by Friends of PHS Performing Arts.