HATTIESBURG, Miss.(WHLT) – The theatre department at Oak Grove High School has been selected to perform at the 2018 American High School Theatre Festival.
This is the largest arts festival in the world, and only 35 schools in North America were chosen. The students will perform four times during their two week stay, and also visit London and Scotland.
Theatre Director, Suzanne Allmon, says the students are looking forward to going across seas, but they have a great amount of fundraising to do before August.
She says, “It has a little bit of a price tag, it’s about 65 hundred dollars a student, and we have abut 25 students going. So that’s quite a chunk of change for them to raise. They’re working really hard on fundraisers to raise that money, but all donations and support that we can get through coming to the shows and support through our fundraisers would be greatly appreciated.”
This week the students are performing in, A Twist of the Blade, an original piece written by Suzanne. All the proceeds from this show will go towards the student’s trip to Scotland.
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