North Theatre Nabs Top Honors for 24th Year

North Theatre Nabs Top Honors for 24th Year
Posted on 11/21/2022
Appleton North High School’s one-act production of Mary Zimmerman’s TREASURE ISLAND recently competed at the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival state finals held on the campus of U.W. Whitewater.   

Appleton North’s cast and crew of 42 thespians and technicians swept all award categories receiving the top honors from a unanimous judges’ decision.  In addition to the prestigious Critic’s Choice award for overall excellence, North was awarded an Outstanding Ensemble Acting Award, an Outstanding Technical Theatre Award and a Director’s Award.

Two students, Sunny March-Torme and Talia Roselarr were recognized with Outstanding Individual Acting Awards.  North’s performance received a standing ovation from the packed auditorium.  

Forty high schools from across Wisconsin participated in this year’s Festival which requires each school to present for evaluation a fully-staged play of no longer than 40 minutes. Less than half of the competing high schools qualified for the state competition after having competed in both district and sectional meets held in October and early November. Each qualifying school then performed for a panel of four judges during the two-day festival that adjudicates the performance and decides on the quality of the production and what honors, if any, should be awarded.
 
North has received the top award CRITIC’S CHOICE for the past twenty-four consecutive years; the only school in the history of the state competition to achieve such a distinction.