West Boca's Blood Brothers to State
The Florida State Thespians recently bestowed a tremendous honor on the West Boca Drama Department when its production of Blood Brothers was chosen as one of five full length musicals to be presented as a mainstage at its Festival 2017 in Tampa this March. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to not only share quality theatre with other Thespians but, to work in a professional environment with professional technicians
Nearly 60 students from the West Boca High School will descend upon downtown Tampa to participate in the Florida State Thespian Festival, the largest high school theatre festival in the world. The festival, held March 15-19 at Tampa’s David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts and the Tampa Convention Center, will host over 7,000 high school theatre students from across the state of Florida.
After unloading a 55-foot semi-truck, the Students will be allotted five hours to install complicated scenery, lighting, props, and costumes. When the doors open, the production will be performed in front of 2700 theater students and industry professional in Morsani Hall, the largest theater south of Washington, DC.
The mainstage performances are the pinnacle events of the annual four-day festival, in which drama students from across the state compete in a variety of performance and technical categories.
In the next few weeks we are faced with a huge obstacle that we are determined to overcome. Taking a show on the road is not easy. This honor does not come with financial support. Students must pay $500 each to fund transportation, accommodations and registration fees. In addition, it will cost $15,000.00 to remount the show and transport the production to Tampa.
We need your help to realize these students’ dreams. Our students are our future, and these students are truly deserving of this honor and this opportunity. Any donation that you can offer us today would be highly appreciated and will be accepted with the highest sense of gratitude.