Waxahachie Community Theatre performs Annie

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Waxahachie Community Theatre announces performances of the Broadway classic musical “Annie,” introducing Olivia Leath as Annie and starring Jerry Ellis as Oliver Warbucks. “Annie” is presented in cooperation with Irwin Meyer, Alvin Nederland Associates, Inc. and Lewis Allen Icarus Productions, and is directed by Kasi Jones. Music director is Don Jones.

Waxahachie Community Theatre Fall Production: Fiddler on the Roof

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Waxahachie Community Theatre announces performances of the Broadway classic “Fiddler on the Roof” starring Jerry Ellis as Tevye and Terri Roberts as Golde. The 50-member cast of local talent also features Haley Stanford as Tzeitel, Karli Bouck as Hodel, and Riley Kemp as Chava. “Fiddler on the Roof,” under the direction of Kasi Jones with musical direction by Don Jones, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Are You Ready or Nahh? Stage Play by Cynthia Chance

Image: Cynthia Chance invites the entire community to come and experience her Stage Play, “Are You Ready or Nahh?” The performance will take place Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. inside Stafford Elementary located at 301 Harris Street, Italy, Tx. Pre-sale tickets $10 or $15 at door.

Cynthia Chance invites the entire community to come and experience her Stage Play, “Are You Ready or Nahh?” The performance will take place Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. inside Stafford Elementary Cafeteria located at 301 Harris Street, Italy. Pre-sale tickets $10 or $15 at door.

IHS Theater department to perform Voices

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The Italy High School Theater Department presents Voices by Richard Lortz. A one-act drama depicting the plight of a stranded couple inside an abandoned New England mansion, in the midst of an epic blizzard, on the heels of devastating personal tragedy, all while experiencing communication issues with each other. Sound familiar? Well, come anyway.

Casting call for teen athletes for a Paramount Pictures feature film

Vicky Boone Casting is conducting a state-wide search for athletic male high school students to play two lead roles in an upcoming Paramount Pictures film. This film, Pale Blue Dot, is co-written and directed by Academy Award-nominated Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air and Thank You for Smoking). The cast includes Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Stafford Principal Jonathan Nash plays King in Cinderella

Image: Stafford Elementary principal Jonathan Nash in full costume in his roll as the king in Cinderella

Not only does Jonathan Nash (Stafford Elementary principal) have a passion for kids, but he also has a passion for theater. He has performed in more than 20 productions. And now he is playing the part of King Maximillian Godfrey Ladislaus Leopold Sidney Frederick John in the Waxahachie Community Theatre’s production of Cinderella.

Stafford Student Performs in ‘The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring’

Image: Sydney Lowenthal plays Barbecue Barbie in the play, "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring.

Sydney Lowenthal (Stafford 6th grader) is no stranger to the stage. Syney has performed in many plays such as Fiddler on the Roof, Aesop’s Foibles, Bye, Bye Birdie, Substitute Fairy Godmother and Wizard of OZ. Her next play is The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring written by Janie Downey Maxwell in which she plays Barbecue Barbie.

Italy ISD One Act Play advances to district finals

Image: Cast and crew of the Italy High School production of _All In Disguise

Congratulations to Andrea Windham and her One Act Play-ers on their advancement in the district-zone competition yesterday in Richardson. Their production of All In Disguise won the entire cast and one crew member superlative awards. Their next level of competition (district finals) will be in Krum on Friday, March 22nd. Their performance will be at 1:00pm.

Necroplex Haunted House

Image: What kind of monster? — This eerie character welcomes you to his home.

Last Saturday night, September 27 there is darkness everywhere. Far off in the night you can hear loud, frightening music. As you get closer to the music you begin to see some filmy light which exposes some very ghoulish looking characters. All of sudden you see children and adults running out the back of a haunted house, and you begin to realize there is a lot of screaming coming from inside the house.