The mission of the Osceola Fundamental High School Theatre Arts Program is
to provide a high quality theatrical education preparing students for a wide variety of careers and a lifetime appreciation of the theatre,
to foster a student-led community that supports, challenges, and encourages each member to achieve their greatest artistic potential,
and to create bold art that astonishes the mind, provokes the heart, delights the senses, and above all, tells great stories.
Thank you to everyone who came to our spring musical
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella.
Your support means the world to our students.
Interested 8th Graders:
Click here to learn more about our program, see our course offerings, and view our promo video. We can't wait to meet you next fall!
We are so proud of you and can't wait to see the amazing things you do next.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
April 20, 21, & 22, 2022
Congratulations to all of the cast, crew, and orchestra involved in our spring musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella! It was an incredible feat to produce a show of this size and scale again on our stage. We were so thrilled to have more than 90% of the 109 members of our cast, crew, and orchestra participating in their first major high school musical. It was a beautiful spectacle and we are so proud of each and every one of you. The show was very highly attended seeing more than 2,000 patrons over three days, including 850 students during the Friday in-school matinee.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella was screened for awards consideration by the Broadway Star of the Future Awards Program through the Patel Conservatory and received the following nominations:
Campbell Burnett - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Charlotte
Viviana Vargas - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Gabrielle
Emma Van Dyke - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Ella
Jacob Gorman - Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Musical - Jean-Michel *WON*
Madi Rafferty - Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Musical - Madame *WON*
Skye Csulik - Outstanding Stage Management *WON*
Lucy Allan - Outstanding Scenic Design *WON*
Florida State Thespian Festival
March 16-19. 2022
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year's Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa, FL. We were thrilled to attend the first in-person State Thespian Festival in two years along with over 9,000 other enthusiastic theatre honors students. Over the course of four days, we attended multiple workshops, individual events, one-acts, and two mainstage shows: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Be presented by Blake High School and Fun Home presented by PCCA @ Gibbs High School. Our events were well received and we were thrilled to be able to present our one-act at State for the second time in the past four years. Congratulations to all our participants.
Parker and the City and the Sea - One Act - Excellent
Lucy Allan - Scenic Design - Superior
Ames & Co. - Ensemble Acting - Excellent
Marissa Peddie - Solo Musical - Excellent
Emma Van Dyke - Solo Musical - Excellent
Viviana Vargas - Monologue - Excellent
The Importance of Being Earnest
February 10, 11, & 12, 2022
Congratulations to all the cast and crew of the second of our two Junior-Senior in the round shows, The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Emma Van Dyke.
This classic British satire skewers both the upper and lower class of late 1800's society poking fun at such esteemed institutions as love, marriage, religion, laws, education, and the rail system. Presented in the round, the hilarity of these characters lays plain as the struggle to move and adapt to their ever growing confusion over the importance of being earnest. This production enjoyed multiple sell out nights.
The Tin Woman
January 27, 28, & 29, 2022
Congratulations to all the cast and crew of the first of our two Junior-Senior in the round shows, The Tine Woman, directed by Litzy Flores-Paloma. We are thrilled to have the annual tradition of our junior-seniors in the round shows back after not being able to stage them last year. This complex staging method, incorporating a 360 degree audience with all of the actors in the center, has become a hallmark of our program over the past few years and we our proud to continue having them be 100% student produced and student directed.
This beautiful piece was a complex look at life and loss and the coping of a young woman who meets the family of the man who donated her heart and her coming to terms with the continuation of her life at the expense of his. This production enjoyed multiple sell out nights.
District IV Thespian Festival
December 2 - 4, 2021
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year's District IV Thespian Festival. Our One-Act Festival was held at SPC Clearwater on December 2 & 3 and our Individual Events Festival was held at Gibbs High School. Congratulations to the cast and crew of this years one-act, Parker and the City in the Sea, which received a Superior rating and was selected to represent District IV for adjudication at the Florida State Thespian Festival in March. Emma Van Dyke received the All-Star Cast Award for our one-act.
Congratulations to the following students who received a Superior rating on their individual event:
Abigail Hupp - Monologue *Honorable Mention*
Abigail Moore - Publicity Design *Critics' Choice*
Allan & Co. - Production Team *Honorable Mention*
Belcher & Co. - Production Team *Honorable Mention*
Belzel & Co. - Ensemble Acting
Emma Van Dyke - Solo Musical
Isa Redero - Costume Design
Keira Combs - Costume Construction *Honorable Mention*
Keira Combs - Solo Musical
Lucy Allan - Scenic Design *Honorable Mention*
Marissa Peddie - Solo Musical *Critics' Choice*
Villa-Lovern & Walker - Duet Acting
Viviana Vargas - Monologue
November 4, 5, & 6, 2021
Congratulations to all the cast and crew of our fall play, Midsummer/Jersey. This was a monumental undertaking as our fist full cast and crew, on-stage production since school shut down in 2020. This caucus Shakespearian parody entertained over 1,500 enthusiastic and eager patrons and was extremely well received. Huge congratulations to the many freshmen and sophomores making their stage and backstage debuts.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
April 8, 9, & 10, 2021
Congratulations to all of the cast and crew involved in our spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! It was a monumental task to build a stage out on the practice field, run electrics for lights and sound, practice in the afternoons in the Florida sun and heat, all while wearing masks, but we did it! Thank you to the over 700 patrons who attended our Covid safe show and supported our theatre arts program this year. We could not have managed such an amazing feat without your support and encouragement.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was screened for awards consideration by the Broadway Star of the Future Awards Program through the Patel Conservatory and received the following nominations:
Zachary Gage - Outstanding Actor in a Musical - William Barfee
Liberty Mack - Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Olive Ostrovsky
Emma Van Dyke - Outstanding Actress in Musical - Logainne Schwarzandgrubinierre
Kevin Pace - Outstanding Direction of a Musical