Miamisburg High School Theatre is proud to announce that they have been chosen as one of ten winning high schools who will receive a royalty-free license agreement to produce John Kander and Fred Ebb’s CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION. MHS Theatre was the only school chosen in Ohio and one of two schools in the entire Midwest.
The national competition was created by Samuel French, Inc. in celebration of CHICAGO composer Kander’s 90th birthday. The “Razzle Dazzle Competition” asked how students “razzle dazzle” their school community, by demonstrating how musical theatre impacts their lives, inside and outside the school community. The entries were adjudicated by representatives from Samuel French, Right On Cue Services, iTheatrics, and the Educational Theatre Association.
The MHS Theatre program, in it’s third year of existence, submitted a document telling their story of how the program began, it’s impact on a very diverse socioeconomic community, and how it has impacted the lives of Miamisburg students. The submission also talked about how having the rights to the show would create a substantial savings for the program. The intended use of the savings (approx. $3,000) would allow the program to explore adding a Fall play into their season (currently producing a Spring musical once a year) or the possibility of purchasing needed technical equipment.
MHS Theatre is currently in the audition phase for their upcoming production of The Addams Family, which will be performed on April 26 at 7:00 p.m. and April 27 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm at the Memorial Auditorium in Miamisburg.
“On behalf of Miamisburg High School Theatre, I’d like to personally thank Samuel French for this wonderful opportunity. You have helped us move our new program toward growth. As we continue to fundraise, our ultimate goal is to grow the program so that we are able to produce more than one production a year. Additionally, we’d like to be in a place where we no longer have to rent needed technical equipment.” said Melissa Fogle, Board Member and Producer.