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High School Theater Departments Offering Plays Now Through December

Published Monday, November 15, 2021

If you are looking for entertainment, look no further than EMS ISD high school theater departments’ productions happening now through December. Information for each play at Boswell, Chisholm Trail, and Saginaw high schools are listed below. We are #EMSproud of our theater students!

Boswell High School

Boswell High School proudly presents Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical November 18-21. Showtimes are 7:30 pm Thursday through Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. This musical follows the story of five-year-old Matilda, a girl whose love of reading and special gift helps her overcome challenges presented by her family and her school. 

The show is part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Boswell High School Reeves Fine Arts Center. The center is named for Glenn Reeves, who served as the third Superintendent of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. During his 14-year tenure he oversaw the construction of the Boswell Fine Arts Center and was instrumental in forming the first area Chamber of Commerce. Over the past four decades the Reeves Fine Arts Center has been home to hundreds of performances, including musicals, band concerts, dance recitals and employee convocations. 

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students or $12 for adults and $10 for students at the door. For more information, call 817-237-3314 ext. 8235.

Chisholm Trail High School

Chisholm Trail High School proudly presents 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis. The play begins at 7 pm on November 17 at the CTHS JH Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission is free.

The play poses a question to its audience: What would you do in a zombie apocalypse? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? This play provides both handy and hilarious tips to survive the apocalypse.

Saginaw High School

Saginaw High School proudly presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn. Showtimes are December 3-4 at 7 pm and December 5 at 2 pm in the SHS Auditorium.

Advanced tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for students. After November 26, tickets will cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. Purchase tickets on the the SHS theater website.

In this play, an eclectic group of six preteens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!  

For more information, visit the SHS theater website.