Cy Creek theatre to perform at state convention
The cast and crew of Cypress Creek High School's production of Pippin will perform at the Texas State Thespian Convention in Corpus Christi next month.
October 28, 2009 — The Cypress Creek High School Theatre Department’s production of Pippin was selected to perform at the Texas State Thespian Convention on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Corpus Christi.
The 32 Cypress Creek students involved in the cast and crew will present their production at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Convention Center Auditorium for 3,200 students and teachers.
Pippin is Stephen Schwartz’s musical production about the life of Pippin, the son of King Charlemagne, who is on a quest to find his true calling in life.
Cypress Creek’s cast includes Tyler Galindo as Pippin, Jon Cozart as the Leading Player, Kevin Smith as King Charlemagne, Lauren Harsany as Catherine, Adriana Dominguez as Fastrada, Mac Mitchell as Lewis, Kerby Keller as Berthe and Nathan Crooks as Theo.
Several of the cast members have received either a Choir or Thespian award at the state level, while six students performed at the National Thespian Convention held in Nebraska in June.
Pippin is directed by Cypress Creek theatre director and teacher Marilyn Miller and choreographed by Jack Degelia, with technical and musical direction by Cypress Creek teacher Paul Copenhaver.
“The students realize that hard work and sacrifice are necessary to present this difficult musical,” said Miller. “Sharing Pippin with 3,200 students and teachers from all over Texas will be a highlight of their performing careers.”
Cypress Creek will perform an encore performance on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cypress Creek auditorium, located at 9815 Grant Road. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For additional information, call 281-897-4200.