ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School went all out to host Maine’s Class B Maine Drama Festival finale this past weekend with a wide variety of one-act plays performed by some seriously talented young actors from 10 Maine high schools.
Lisbon High School students went home with the gold for their stunning “Scenes from the White Snake,” an emotion-packed adaption of a Chinese folk tale; Stearns/Schenck High School won second place with its hyper-drive comedy “The Distracted Scholar’s Guide to Literature and Drama,” EHS itself took third with Jasmine Ireland’s gorgeous adaption of “The Little Prince.”
EHS students also took home some special commendations. Ian Brenner-Simpson was honored with a judge’s commendation for his haunting, original music score for “The Little Prince.” Selected to the All Festival Cast were: Tyler Davis for his portrayal of The Businessman, Kayla Hardison for her acting as The Fox and Mark Fuller as the Little Prince
Maine schools’ performing arts students will continue showcasing their talents this Friday-Saturday, March 29-30, when middle high schools take their show choir productions on the road Show choirs travel to Lawrence High School in Fairfield for Maine’s Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Festival finals. EHS should be a top contender with its thrilling music from “The Greatest Showman.” Also performing will be Sumner Memorial High School with its fun-packed “Mamma Mia!” and the Ellsworth, Mountain View Trenton and Peninsula middle schools with crowd-pleasing musical medleys.