This past weekend the Lake Orion Thespian Troupe 2898 attended the Michigan State Thespian Festival. A group of 32 students attended the 1,500-person festival in Grand Rapids at the DeVos Center for two days of workshops, competitions, and showcases.
LOHS students competed in 11 events and walked away with seven Excellent Ratings and four Superior Ratings.
Grant Potter + Alex Walters- Duo Musical Theatre
Brendan Franz + Megan Gibb- Duo Acting
Jacob Johr + Alex Walters- Duo Acting
Taliah Summerville- Solo Dance
Jason Blazo- Monologue
Brian Farstvedt- Monologue
Kayleigh Nawrocki - Script Writing
Jason Donaven - Solo Musical Theatre
Ginger Johnson - Solo Musical Theatre
Jason Donaven + Ginger Johnson - Duet Musical Theatre
Kaleigh Nawrocki + Brian Farstvedt - Short Film
Jason and Ginger were also selected to perform their duet in front of the entire festival during the closing ceremony.
Lake Orion Thespians also competed in the Technical Theatre Olympics. The teams competed in multiple events having two students earn individual championships. LaiLeAnna Mireles won the championship for quick changes and Tyler Tyson won for best overall technician. The team went on to place first overall winning hundreds of dollars’ worth of lighting equipment for the troupe as well as bragging rights until next year.
Senior Grant Potter auditioned in front of over a dozen colleges from across the state in musical theater and acting, and he was offered a $50,000 scholarship from Rochester College.
We could not be more proud of the troupe. Not only did they do extremely well in every event in which they participated, but they were shining examples of what it means to be an LO Dragon all weekend.
Great work, Thespian Troupe 2898!