At yesterday's Natrona County School District Board of Trustees Meeting, two of Casper's largest High Schools were awarded for their theatre achievements.

Natrona County High School's theatre Troupe no. 1 and Kelly Walsh High School's theatre troupe no. 2800 were celebrated for their thriving performances at the Wyoming Thespian Association's Festival in December that hosted around 600 students.

NCHS ranked first in the category of Proscenium 4A. KW ranked third in Devised Theatre 4A. In the sweepstakes, KW ranked first overall for schools, and NC ranked third. See all the results here.

Both schools have been working for months to produce top talent, and both have a full schedule of performances for this year.

Further, NCHS principal Aaron Wilson is the recipient of the 2023 Wyoming Thespians Administrator of the Year award for his support of the program and students, and NCSD Trustee Michael Stedillie won the Elected Official of the Year award.

Casper College Theatre Practices "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

The Casper College theatre group works hard to prepare for an upcoming spring performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." With one week to go, there's an excitement in the air as students recite lines. The director and designers are hard at work putting the final touches on the space meant to transport its audience into a magical and vibrant world of color and sound.

The aesthetic of the set was inspired by the National Association School of Theatre in Baltimore -- glittery with swirls of broken murals spiraling across the outside of the building. The team loved it so much they painted the floor of the set similiarly.

Gallery Credit: Kolby Fedore, Townsquare Media

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