The Play Production teams of Callaway and Stapleton saw their seasons come to a close at the 2021 NSAA Play Production State Championships at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk on Wednesday, December 8.
Holy Family/St. Francis was crowned the Class D1 Champion after receiving first-place votes from two of the three judges and was two points shy of a perfect score. According to the NSAA, this is the first time the two schools have combined to compete at the Play Production Championships.
Prior to this year, Lindsay Holy Family had qualified five times for the state championships, most recently in 2019. As a school, they finished runner-up in Class D2 in 2010 and champion in 2011.
Humphry St. Francis has qualified seven times for the championships according to the NSAA. St. Francis last qualified in 2018 where they also were state champions in Class D1. They also won state titles in 2007 and 2011.
Callaway will finish as Class D1 runner-up for the second time in three years. Callaway received a second, third, and fifth placing from the three judges which gave them a one-point better rank than the third-place finisher Leigh. Callaway’s performance of “We Are The Sea” was also commended by the judges as the team was presented the “Outstanding Technical Crew” award.
While unable to improve on last year’s runner-up finish Stapleton, who was back at state for only the second time in over 20 years, put together a fantastic performance that earned a second-place ranking from one of the three judges. Finishing in a tie with eventual fourth-place Harvard, the judges placing pushed the Stapleton team to the fifth-place finish.
2021 NSAA State Play Production Championships- Class D1:
- Holy Family/ St. Francis, “Under a Cavern Sky”
- Callaway, “We Are The Sea”
- Leigh “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
- Harvard “Ug. The Caveman Musical” (JP)
- Stapleton, “Dinner and a Swashbuckling” (JP)
- Central Valley, “10 Days in a Madhouse”