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About the Student Theater Festival – Now in its 49th year!

The Student Theater Festival, in collaboration with Newtown Arts Company, is an opportunity for teens from throughout the region to come to the Playhouse to perform for each other, take master classes, and receive professional adjudication.

Top performances are selected at the end of Student Theater Festival to participate in a “Best of Fest” in which the students and the schools are able to showcase their talents for a special guest panel of professional theater artists as well as their friends and families.

2017’s “Best of Fest” participants…
received a cash prize for their theatre department as well as performed before a special guest panel of professional theater artists including Alexander Fraser, Robin Lewis, Susan Seidelman and Patrice Soriero.

Congratulations to 2017’s “Best of Fest” Participants:
Mount Olive High School for Hello, Dolly! and All Shook Up
Mater Dei Prep for Peter and the Starcatcher
Cairn Community Arts Academy for Bridges
Neshaminy High School for Godspell
Freehold High School for Monty Python’s Spamalot
Schuylkill Valley High School for Option Apathy

Thank you to all directors, teachers, technical theatre artists, adjudicators, and our families and friends!

2016’s “Best of Fest” competitors…
performed before a panel of Broadway judges including Christopher Durang, Jennifer Van Dyck, Alexander Fraser, and Will Hammerstein to win a cash prize for their theatre department.

Congratulations to 2016’s “Best of Fest” Winners:
Freehold High School for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1st Place)
Vineland High School for Mary Poppins (2nd Place)
Mater Dei Prep for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (3rd Place)

And the other five incredible shows:
Pennsbury High School in The Other Room
Fair Lawn High School in Chaplin
Cedar Grove High School in The Odd Couple
Wilson High School in De Profundis
Mount Olive High School in Big Fish

Thank you to all directors, teachers, technical theatre artists, judges, and our families and friends!

Check out the Student Theater Festival in the news!
Intelligencer : Student Festival Adds Drama at Playhouse
Courier: Neshaminy’s “Roadies” Take the Stage
Trend Mid-Wire: Break a Leg for Broken Hearts
NJ.com: Westfield Eighth Graders win Bucks County Playhouse Award

For more information, contact Joann Bull, Student Theater Festival Coordinator
joann@bcptheater.org 267-740-2090 x113

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