Five MTI Shows Featured at International Thespian Festival

Five MTI Shows Featured at International Thespian Festival

Central York High School
Central York High School's musical production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", Photo by Cindy Owens.

This year's Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska features more than fifty productions presented by schools from throughout North America and abroad. A select few have been chosen as Main Stage presentations at the Festival. The select group includes five shows from the Music Theatre International catalog: URINETOWN, PIPPIN, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and WORKING. These shows will be presented by five different high schools at the festival, which will take place June 21 - 26 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

The Festival, organized by the Educational Theatre Association's International Thespian Society, offers a full schedule of workshops presented by theatre professionals, individual performance events, a student playwriting program, opportunities to audition for college and university representatives and for Thespian scholarships, and a chance to hang out with 2,000 or so other Thespians! For more info on the Thespian Festival, click here.

MTI congratulates everyone involved with these outstanding productions.  The participating schools include:

URINETOWN Official Logo
Presented by Denver (Colorado) School of the Arts

PIPPIN Official Logo
Presented by Cypress Creek High School (Houston, Texas)

H2S logo

Working logo

Presented by Central York High School (York, Pennsylvania)

Check out the local media coverage of CYHS's journey to the Festival...
FOX 43

York Dispatch

York Daily Record

Also: Check out this article from Stage Directions about MTI Receiving the Annual Standing O Award at the Festival