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FWISD Students to Perform in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Bass Hall

More than a dozen Fort Worth ISD students from Benbrook, Carter-Riverside and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High Schools and Monnig Visual and Performing Arts Preparatory Academy will join the Stage West Theatre production of “Romeo and Juliet” Tuesday, Oct. 31 and Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Bass Performance Hall.

The participating students include:

  • Benbrook Middle/High School- Freshmen Val Valentine, Kyra Evans and Sarah Stiles;
  • Carter-Riverside- Juniors Cassie Orozco, Leslie Rivas and Judith Rios and senior Summer Hardwick;
  • Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School- Sophomores Flor Vizcaya and Magnolia Marquez and juniors Gladys Estrada and Michael Thommarson;
  • Monnig Visual and Performing Arts Preparatory Academy- Eighth-graders Dorlinda Hickerson and Hannah Campbell.

The students will be featured in the masquerade ball scene and will learn the choreography from the seven-member cast shortly before going on stage.  There will be two performances of “Romeo and Juliet” on each day of the run.

“This is an incredible honor for our school and our theater program,” said Angela Stidham, theater arts director and speech teacher at Carter-Riverside High School. “I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Marie Harbour, dance and theater director at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School, said she’s excited about the opportunity extended to her students.

The two shows will be performed before an audience of students from area school districts and private schools. Annually for the last decade, Stage West Theatre has performed an abridged classic production before middle and high school students on the Bass Hall stage as part of Bass Performance Hall’s Children’s Education Program. 


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