District III Drama
Theatre students at all levels are invited to showcase their talents and compete against other schools at the District III Drama Competition every November. Qualifying students advance to compete at the state level in the Idaho State Drama Competition held in December. Students can compete in technical theatre events such as makeup, scenic design, costumes, and props. The acting events are solo and ensemble humorous and serious, pantomime, musical theatre, original humorous and serious, and solo audition. Students can compete in a total of three events--two acting and one tech, or two tech and one acting. No two events can be in the same category.
Technical Theatre Events
All students competing in acting events are required to perform in the fall showcase before competition. This allows the student to perform for a live audience before they put it in front of a judge for evaluation. Mrs. Page fills out a ballot to give each student her final comments and an idea of what to expect of the scoring process. She also times each performance to make sure it does not go over the time limit for that event. Admission is free for this informal evening of theatre, and family and friends are encouraged to attend.
Idaho State Drama
During the first week in December, qualifying students from all school districts in the state of Idaho compete to earn medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in their categories. Additionally, students who advance to the state level competition receive a MHHS letter in drama.