Denton ISD Fine Arts
Empowering Artistic Growth. Every Student. Every day.
October 30, 2018
Sister Act is a hilarious musical based on the movie of the same name, which starred Whoopi Goldberg. The musical begins when Deloris van Cartier, a lounge singer hoping to make it big, accidentally witnesses a murder, committed by her married boyfriend Curtis. When she runs to the police for protection, she discovers “Sweaty” Eddie, a nerd from her high school days who used to have a giant crush on her. In order to hide Deloris, Eddie puts her in the most unlikely place for her to be found - a convent. But of course, Deloris can’t stay hidden long! After she takes over the convent choir, the nuns learn how to rock and roll, and the church will never be the same again! With nuns who sing, dance, rap, and generally boogie down, this show is full of laughs, but it is also a touching story of redemption and acceptance.
When: November 1, 2 , 3 & 8, 9, 10 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Guyer High School Auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane Denton Texas, 76210
Tickets: $15 All seats/All ages
$10 with Denton ISD staff or student ID (one per ID)
Tickets are available at the Guyer front office during school hours or at the door.
Box office opens at 6:30 pm each night.
Sister Act is directed and choreographed by Eleshia Crotwell
Music directed, technical directed, and designed by Chris Crotwell
Student choreographers include Luke Brodersen, D’Shaud Howard, Ashlynn Stewart
Student costume coordinator is Abby Damrau
Student technical manager is Seth Birdsong
Successful Contest Season for DISD High School Marching Bands Despite Record Rainfalls
The Braswell HS Band, in just its third year, had its most successful season yet with its 2018 show, Lotus. At the Little Elm Classic on the Lake, the B-Well Band won Best in Class and placed 7th overall. They finished the season at the USBands Saginaw contest, winning class awards for Best Effect and Best Visual in prelims and winning 5th place in the finals.
The DHS Pride of Bronco Country competed in the Princeton Sounds of Fall, bringing home the prelims awards for Class Runner-Up and Best in Class Percussion. They finished that contest placing 8th overall in the finals. Denton High finished its season at the USBands Saginaw contest, advancing to finals and placing 9th overall.
Congratulations to all of the students and staff in our high school marching bands for their outstanding shows this season and all of the honors they achieved! Many thanks to the hard working parents who support our bands each year!
58 DISD Students Selected for TMEA All-Region Choirs
Braswell Theatre Produces Its Largest Fall Show, "The Trojan Women"
The Braswell Theatre Department opened their third season with the classic Greek tragedy, ”The Trojan Women, ” by Euripides with an modern translation by Nicholas Rudall on October 18-20. This production featured the Braswell Bravo Company’s largest fall show cast and crew in department history, with 62 members in the cast and crew.
“We are really excited to bring classical dramatic literature to our students with a modern twist,” theater director Michelle Greene said, “Our students worked on this production since early September and have grown leaps in bounds both on stage and off.”
Thespian Vice-President and senior Dani Wilson said, “It's amazing to look back and see just
how far we’ve come in three short years. We’ve made so much progress as a department in such a small amount of time, and you’ll be able to see that progress as soon as the lights dim and the curtain opens.”
Stage Manager Mackenzie Milhizer couldn't be more proud of her cast and crew, “The Trojan Women is a truly unique and empowering show. These actors are undoubtedly committed and put in every effort they can to tell this story.”