Sunday, May 17, 2020

CS Music - FREE classes, competitions, and musical theatre opportunities!

We hope you enjoyed the virtual awards show tonight.  We are so pleased to have been able to honor the incredible work!  Thank you for giving your students these opportunities. It’s been quite a year. 

As you heard in the live-stream, our generous sponsor CS Music is extending the following offer to every single student that participated in the UHSMTA this year.  They asked that I pass along these details to the teachers, to disseminate to your casts/crews.

Thank you for participating in the Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards!

As a gift for participating this year, we are offering a $40 discount into the CS Vocal Competition with automatic advance to the Second Round. The online voice competition is one of the premier recruiting events in the country. You’ll have the opportunity to be viewed by schools across the nation and will be eligible for the cash prizes and scholarship awards. Last year there were more than $5.8 million in scholarships given to participants. Details about the Competition are found at

To sign up for the competition, email Mary Taylor at

You can also attend the CS Music Online Convention for FREE as part of your prize award. The Online Convention is highlighted with classes by Juilliard, Eastman, San Francisco Conservatory, and 60 other schools; Broadway stars Alex Finke and Sharon Wheatley from “Come From Away”; Opera stars Nathan Gunn, Frederica von Stade, and Denyce Graves; and other industry professionals.

Register for any class you want with the coupon code UTMTAWARDS. Use that code as many times as you want for as many classes as you want.

The schedule and registration links are online at

Teachers! Please be aware that you are welcome to pass along this coupon code to ANY of your students! We are excited to share the wealth of knowledge that the convention brings to as many Utah high schoolers as we can. Don't hesitate to contact Mary Taylor with any questions you might have.

Congrats to all those involved with the musical, "Once Upon a Mattress!" It's a show that will always hold a tender place in my heart! 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The High School Musical Theatre Awards 2020!

Join us TONIGHT at 7 PM on the link below to watch these amazing performers in action at the HSMTAs!

*Tune into the stream at 6 PM to see a red carpet Parade of Production Photos from all of the participating high school productions.

We will be having a watch party HERE starting at 6:30pm, so PLEASE come join the GoogleMeet Party at cheer on Addie, Abram, Tyler, Emma, and our orchestra and costuming teams!

To join the video meeting, click this link:
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 772-800-5789 and enter this PIN: 947 871 731#

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Advanced Classes 2020-2021

Congrats to all who have made it into our advanced classes for the 2020-2021 school year!  Please let Miss Struiksma know if you are not planning on doing one of these classes, otherwise she will assume you are taking the class - you may email her directly at .  If you have any questions about the classes, please let her know.  Excited to have you all next year!

Theatre 4
London Ashby
Chloe Barrus
Sam Brockman
Caleb Christensen
Giselle Enriquez
Mark Lucas Hamilton
Natalie Hood
Addison Horrocks
Chandler King 
Alyx Rees
Sara Riches
Abbie Ricord
Tessa Rowberry
Dylan Schreiber
Savanna Seal
Jessie Selig
Dylan Thomas
Aubree Wasden
Kyah Wellings

Theatre 3
Toni Alanzo
Seth Allred
Jaxson Barker
Hannah Cardall
Elisabeth Erwin
Jenna Foulks
Ethan Fullmer
Dani Gibson
Chandler King
Jack Lives
Stephanie Marks
Maggie McDonough
Jack Milner
Irey Oviatt
Ava Parrish
Anna Teichert
Kaden Trevino
Morgan Schwendiman 
Melissa Stauffer
Melanie Vang 
Audrey Wilson

Stage Tech 2020-2021
Chase Gardner
Jensen (Sunny) Hornbaker
Jacey Bennion
Rachel Brower
Dylan Schreiber
Lacey Thompson
Caleb Christensen
Kylie Coult
Sam Brockman
Sydnie Evans
Timothy Holt
Dylan Thomas
Gavin Phillips
Beth Sutherland
Tyson Fulton
Ainslee Scheel
Landon Horrocks
Kaden Trevino
Robyn Christiansen
Lizzy Erwin
Brad Green
Rachel Scott
Aubree Wasden
Audrey Lord

Friday, May 8, 2020

Musical Reveal Party...

The night is upon us!  In just a few short minutes the Alta Musical Reveal video will go live and we will meet on google meet to watch and then discuss...

Here is a link to the google meet:
To join the video meeting, click this link:
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 661-527-0007 and enter this PIN: 556 493 856#

See you all there at 5pm today (May 8th, 2020)!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Musical Clue #3

Here is the third clue in the four week series for discovering the musical for the 2020-2021 year...

You may speculate and guess with each other, but I will not be answering questions or giving additional information. I will also NOT be saying yes or no. 

NEXT week, I will be revealing the answer through a YouTube video and live stream - get on the remind and facebook if you want to be a part of the reveal party! :)

No hint about the picture this week, but check out that makeup design... so, so cool, huh?

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Theatre Council 2020-2021!

Thanks to all who applied for Theatre Council for the 2020-2021! I've said it before, but I'll say it again (and I mean it) - y'all made this a very very hard decision. 

Here is the Theatre Council list for the 2020-2021 school year:

President – Natalie Hood
Vice President – Dylan Thomas
Secretary – Lizzy Erwin
Publicity/Activities – Jenna Foulks
Historian – Aubree Wasden
Financial/Fundraising Chair – Abbie Ricord
Improv Chair – Sara Riches
Tech Rep – Sydnie Evans
Sophomore Rep – Andrew McHenry

Congrats to our new council! I ask that all members of the Alta Theatre Family support their peers in this decision.  If you did not make it onto council this time, know you are still amazing and a lot of great candidates applied.  If you would like more direct feedback on what to work on in the future, please feel free to email me over the next week.  For all new AND old council members, there will be a Google Meet meeting in the next two weeks to talk end-of-the-year logistics and trainings – time and date TBD.  I will have Natalie Hood reach out and make a group chat for the new council members.  Thank you all and I love you (appropriately)! :) 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Musical Clue #2

Here is the second clue in the four week series for discovering the musical for the 2020-2021 year...

You may speculate and guess with each other, but I will not be answering questions or giving additional information. I will also NOT be saying yes or no.

 My hint this week is in the picture itself... enjoy!