|One Act performs well at contests, Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools hosts first-ever “Night of the Arts”|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 15:57|
W-P One Act cast members listen intently as Hayden Pollmann as Brom Bones (seated on stool) tells a frightful story of a headless horseman. Ten cast members received outstanding actor/actress awards at either the One Act Invitational in Gothenburg or at the RPAC One Act Competition at Southwest. Wes Anderjaska, Charlotte Pitts, Hayden Pollmann and Emma Skelton earned the honors at both competitions. Christi Christner, Tayler Nordhausen and Cameo Rector earned outstanding actress awards at Gothenburg and Logan Bischoff, Weylin Davis and Hannah Nordhausen earned the awards at the RPAC competition.
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
Cast and crew from the Wauneta-Palisade school’s performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” have been busy in November with performances at Gothenburg, Southwest and in Wauneta.
The group traveled to Gothenburg Tuesday, Nov. 13, for an Invitational. They placed second out of six schools in bracket B behind York. Other schools in the bracket were Brady, Adams Central, Hershey and Ravenna.
Saturday, Nov. 17, they were in Bartley at Southwest High School for the RPAC competition. The play placed second, just one point behind Paxton. Schools at the contest were Wallace (third place), Southwest, Maywood, Hitchcock County, Hayes Center and Dundy County-Stratton.
W-P students received several honors for their acting talents. Outstanding actors and actresses recognized for their performances at Gothenburg were Christi Christner (Hilda the witch), Emma Skelton (Sabrina the witch), Tayler Nordhausen (Kristina Van Tassel), Charlotte Pitts (Katrina Van Tassel), Cameo Rector (April Sanderfoot), Hayden Pollmann (Brom Bones) and Wes Anderjaska (Icabod Crane).
Pollmann, Anderjaska, Skelton and Pitts were also recognized for their RPAC performances, as well as Logan Bischoff (Barry Gildur), Weylin Davis (Hans Gildur) and Hannah Nordhausen (Widow Van Tassel).
Liz Noler is directing the 40-member cast and crew with assistance from Teresa Hayes.
Noler and Hayes expressed their appreciation to Chad Cochran for painting the three-piece moon backdrop and to Laurie Maris for help with the set, props and costumes.
Night of the Arts
Wauneta-Palisade school hosted its first-ever Night of the Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
The evening featured performances by the ninth to twelfth grade choir, seventh to twelfth grade band, fifth grade band, sixth grade band and the fifth and sixth grade choir.
Tayler Nordhausen performed a solo during the ninth to twelfth grade choir’s performance of “Shut De Do.” Sydnee Harchelroad and Christi Christner performed solos during the high school choir’s performance of “Brighter than the Sun.” Donald Hunt also belted out a solo during the choir’s performance of “I Love You This Big.”
The fifth and sixth grade choir had the audience laughing out loud with their performances of three quotes by Mark Twain, especially the quote titled “My Mother” which included the line, “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
The fifth and sixth grade choir ended the choral and band portion of the evening by singing the classic, “God Bless the U.S.A.” Ashley Knotts, Dakota Ingold, Cord Lee and Harlee Jahn were featured during the performance when they recited names of the states.
The one act cast and crew finished out the evening with their performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”