Forney ISD Fine Arts Hosts Multiple Live Theatrical Productions
High school and middle school students in the Forney ISD Fine Arts program recently presented multiple theatrical productions. Into the Woods opened at North Forney High School and Little Women opened at Forney High School, both with limited audiences. Additionally, a scheduled content performance of Little Women allowed families to view the performance from the comfort of their home.
“We’re extremely proud of our theatre groups,” said Mario Luna, Forney ISD Director of Fine Arts. “We’re grateful for these recent production opportunities and the hard work that the students put into them.”
To follow safety guidelines, the audiences consisted solely of the parents of the cast and crew and included socially distanced seating with seating markers and hand sanitizer readily available for students and patrons. Students also wore district-approved face shields when performing and did not share costumes or makeup.
The high school musical productions were adjudicated by the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards team.
Theatre students from Brown Middle School and Warren Middle School competed in the Middle School Academic UIL One-Act Play Zone Contest and both schools earned medals for their work onstage and offstage. Brown Middle School’s Theatre advanced to the District UIL One-Act Play Contest, which will be held on February 13 at Forney High School. Medalists from Brown Middle School are Kaleigh Broeckel, Outstanding Technician; Thaddeus Moore, Peyton Bailey, and Sophia Valentin, All-Star Cast; Anderson Ervin and Ava Trotta, Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and Carvelle Kuja and Sophia Simmons, Best Performers at Contest. Medalists from Warren Middle School are Kymberlin Sanders, Outstanding Technician; Major White and Chloe Benefield, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, and Kimmie Corcoran and Kayln Krajca, All Star Cast.