Theatre and Choreography

Lower School
In our Early Childhood Program (PK3, PK4 and Bridge), our youngest students learn the basics of performing for an audience of friends and family at their annual HoeDown featuring the great state of Texas. The journey continues in first grade when our young performers present “Dream Big,” a program answering the question of what they want to be when they grow up. In second grade, our students portray U.S. presidents and first ladies past and present in the annual “President’s Parade.” While in the third grade, they expand their performances by learning to play a musical instrument, the recorder, and share their new skills at an end of year concert. “Jesus Freak” is the fourth grade’s proclamation of the Gospel and being a Jesus follower. This program, a musical performance, encompasses all the genres of performing and theatre arts.
 
Middle School
In middle school, fifth and sixth graders participate in a musical, introducing students to a theatrical performance complete with sets, costumes and after-school rehearsal times.
 
The first full-scale theatrical production occurs in the seventh and eighth grade years, which is presented annually to sold-out audiences. This exciting opportunity allows students to perform in front of large crowds while introducing them to all aspects of performing and theatre arts. Through these experiences, middle school students continue to develop an appreciation of the arts that can lead them on a lifelong journey of participation in and appreciation of the arts.
 
Upper School
Upper school actors perform in two major productions each year, the fall drama and the spring musical. The fall drama is a full-scale drama production performed on the school campus and stretches our students in performance-based learning. Past performances include classics like Our Town by Thornton Wilder, Emma by Jane Austen, Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The goal of participation in theatre arts at Second Baptist School is to have performed a variety of the classics upon graduation.
 
Our Tommy Tune Award-winning musicals involve a significant number of upper school students who eagerly participate as cast, crew and/or orchestra members. The spring musical is a beloved and traditional culmination of the Second Baptist School theatre arts program.

Tommy Tune Awards and Nominations

Second Theatre Company
Tommy Tune Awards and Nominations
2012 – 2019
 
2019 Bye Bye Birdie
 
Winner of 2 Awards
WINNER OF BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MADDIE ERWIN AS MRS. MAE PETERSON
WINNER OF BEST FEATURED PERFORMER – ZAC DECKER AS HARVEY JOHNSON
6 Nominations
Best Director
Best Musical Direction
Best Leading Actress – Emily Cagle as Kim MacAfee
Best Supporting Actress – Maddie Erwin as Mrs. Mae Peterson
Best Featured Performer – Zac Decker as Harvey Johnson
Best Ensemble/Chorus
 
2018 Oklahoma!
 
WINNER OF BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – RACHEL YOUNG AS ADO ANNIE
11 Nominations
Best Musical
Best Director
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography and Musical Staging
Best Supporting Actress – Rachel Young as Ado Annie
Best Supporting Actress - Jenna Bobbora as Aunt Eller
Best Supporting Actor – TJ Johannesen as Ali Hakim
Best Ensemble/Chorus
Best Scenic Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Stage Crew/Technical Execution
 
2017 The Boy Friend
 
Winner of 5 Awards
WINNER OF BEST MUSICAL
WINNER OF BEST DIRECTOR
WINNER OF BEST COSTUME DESIGN
WINNER OF BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - WILLIAM CHAMBERS AS LORD BROCKHURST
WINNER OF BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AND MUSICAL STAGING
12 Nominations
Best Musical
Best Director
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography and Musical Staging
Best Lead Actress - Carrie Fleming as Polly Browne
Best Lead Actress - Jenna Bobbora as Madame Dubonnet
Best Supporting Actor - William Chambers as Lord Brockhurst
Best Featured Performer - Ellen Bacarisse as Lady Brockhurst
Best Ensemble/Chorus
Best Scenic Design
Best Musical Direction
Best Lighting Design
 
2016 Grease: School Edition
12 Nominations
Best Musical
Best Lead Actress - Gabie Adickes as Sandy Dumbrowski
Best Supporting Actress - Kendall Spurlin as Frenchy
Best Featured Performer - Tyler Braswell as Teen Angel
Best Ensemble/Chorus
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Stage Crew/Technical Execution
Best Musical Direction
Best Choreography
Best Direction
 
2015 Cinderella
10 Nominations
Best Musical
Best Supporting Actress - Elizabeth Ramsey as Fairy Godmother
Best Featured Performer - Brandon Jessurun as Herald
Best Ensemble/Chorus
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Stage Crew/Technical Execution
Best Musical Direction
Best Choreography
Best Direction
 
2014 Singin' in the Rain
Nominated for Best Costume Design
 
2013 On the Town
 
WINNER OF BEST COSTUME DESIGN
10 Nominations
Best Musical
Best Supporting Actor - Ethan Hackett as Chip
Best Featured Performer - Bailey Wilkerson as Flossie
Best Ensemble/Chorus
Best Costume Design
Best Scenic Design
Best Stage Crew/Technical Execution
Best Musical Direction
Best Choreography
Best Direction
 
2012 Sound of Music
Nominated for Best Choreography
 

Bye Bye Birdie