The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum adapted by V. Glasgow Koste


Pictured from Left to Right: 9th, Joshua Hardy as the Scarecrow, 9th, Hunter Stipe as the Woodman, and Cheyenne Walters as Dorothy.

Don’t miss out on this interactive storytelling adventure of the family classic “The Wizard of Oz!” written by L. Frank Baum and adapted by V. Glasgow Koste. This year’s play is a special event as the play is presented by the Eustace High School Theater Production class and student directed by senior, Emma Lopez along with teacher, Tammy Harvey.  Students created the light design, sound design, and overall concept for the play and have had only five short weeks to produce this fun and family friendly production. October 1st & 2nd at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for children under 12. Let your imagination take you down the yellow brick road with us!

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, ILL.

Info: UIL OAP Regional Meet

Dear Parents and Students,

The following is the schedule for the UIL Region III One Act Play Contest in Brenham Texas at Blinn College.

Region III- AAA  U.I.L. One Act Play Contest

Eustace is scheduled for rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. 


Awards will follow shortly after the judge’s evaluations and tabulation. Parents, family and friends are welcome to attend. Students SHOULD be available to leave campus to return to Eustace at approximately 9:30 p.m. We SHOULD arrive in Eustace at approximately 1:00 a.m. Students are asked to ride back on the bus with their cast and crew unless a parent signs them out. Please understand they are expected to meet at the school to unload with the cast and crew as assigned whether riding the bus home or with a parent. ALL students MUST be present for the entire process.

Thank you,

Tammy Beaty & Tiffany Miley



Eustace High School Advanced to Regionals at the AREA One Act Play Contest held at Midway High School in Waco, Texas yesterday. Three of six schools advance from the AREA contest to Regionals. Academy High School and Malakoff High School will be advancing along with Eustace to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas on April 22, 2016. Only two of the six schools that compete at Regionals will advance to the State Contest.

Individual Awards received were:

All Star Cast Honorable Mention: Caleb Caswell; Ben Warren; and Olivia Grose

All Star Cast: Emma Lopez and Zachary Martin

Technical Achievement Award: Macy Wilson

Congratulations to these students for an Excellent Show of Teamwork and for an Excellent Performance! Bulldog Proud!

OAP Advancing to AREA!

Eustace High School  One Act Play won 3rd Place Advancing Play at Bi-District and is Advancing to AREA on April 7th! Individual awards were: Zach Martin-All Star Cast Honorable Mention; Caleb Caswell & Olivia Grose -All Star Cast & Amy Green-Technical Achievement Award.

Area Contest Information:

April 7, 2016                                                                                       Midway Performing Arts Center                                                     Waco, Texas

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Rehearsal Times:

Teague High School                 Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Malakoff High School               Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Academy High School             Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. C.H. Yoe High School              Thursday, April 7, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Rice High School                     Thursday, April 7, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Eustace High School              Thursday, April 7, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Directors Meeting: 11:00 a.m.

The Contest will begin 12:30 p.m.

Performance Order:

The Performance times are an estimate.

  1. Teague HS  “The Fourth Ward”                       12:30 p.m.
  2. Rice HS  “The Beggar’s Opera”                       1:20 p.m.
  3. Malakoff HS  “A Matter of Life and Death       2:10 p.m.
  4. Academy HS  “Epic Proportions”                    3:00 p.m.
  5. Eustace HS  “Over the River…”                      3:50 p.m.
  6. C.H. Yoe HS  “She Kills Monsters”                  4:40 p.m.

Remember times are approximate for the contest.  We will run shows back to back.  There will be a $5.00 admission charge for audience members.  School officials and faculty may get in free with their school ID. 


UIL Academics & Bi-District One Act Play Contest April 2nd

IMG_53981Good luck to all of the students competing at the UIL District Academics Meet today!

The UIL One Act Play Bi-District meet will be held at Arp High School tomorrow, April 2nd. Eustace will be peforming “Over the River and Through The Woods” by Joe DiPietro. Performances begin at 2:00 p.m. Please arrive early to get a seat!

Directions to Contest Site:   101 School Street    Arp, Texas


Over the River and Through the Woods Advances to Bi-District by placing 2nd at District

Eustace Theater Arts students win 2nd Place Advancing One Act Play at District 183A contest today! Emma Lopez won the Best Actress award, Olvia Grose won an All Star Cast Award, Caleb Caswell won an All Star Cast Honorable Mention and Macy Wilson won a Technical Achievement Award! Their play “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe Dipietro advances to the Bi-District Contest on April 2nd at Arp High School. Performances begin at 2:00 p.m. and run back to back. Eustace is scheduled to perform at 3:00 p.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled times. Directions can be found by putting the following address in your GPS: 101 School St. Arp, TX 75750. All family and friends are invited to attend! Bulldog Proud!

Over the River and Through The Woods

Don’t forget the District One Act Play contest will be held this Saturday, March 12th at TVCC. Eustace performs at 3:00 p.m. and all performances start at 1:00 p.m. and run back to back. Bring your family and friends! Admission is FREE! If you miss contest, join us on one of the two nights listed below!

Over the River

U.I.L. One Act Play District 18 3A Contest

2015-2016 U.I.L. One Act Play

“Over the River and Through the Woods”

by Joe Dipietro

Directed by Tammy Beaty

“Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York, NY.

Public Performances:

Friday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 20th at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are sold at the door for $5.00

All faculty and staff may attend free of Admission.

Starring: Ben Warren, Caleb Caswell, Zach Martin, Jorgann Holgerson, Emma Lopez and Olivia Grose.

Crew: Amy Green, Macy Wilson, Hailey Wammack, Shannon Whatley, and Lacie Byrd.

Alternates: Cullen Huffman and Llia Guevara.

Theater Arts Events Schedule & contest dates 


2015-2016 UIL One Act Play – Over the River and Through The Woods by Joe DiPietro 

Contest Dates and Rehearsal:

Dear Students and Parents,

 This year our UIL One Act Play District Contest date falls during our scheduled Spring Break. In order to have the best performance possible, I am asking that students rehearse during spring break to prepare for contest.

 It is mandatory that all CAST, CREW and ALTERNATES be at this rehearsal and CONTEST at the scheduled times.


Rehearsal:  Friday  March 11th only 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

 Please eat before rehearsal begins.

We will run through the entire performance, give notes and run the show again. After rehearsal, everyone will iron/press their own costumes on CAMPUS, check they have all costume pieces, bag them, box up all props, pack up all makeup and mirrors, etc.

2016-2016 UIL One Act Play Contest – March 12, 2016

Our contest Manager is Marsha Pool.

All OAP Cast, Crew and Alternates should meet at EHS Theater at 6:45 a.m. to load up the buses and van.
We will be departing EHS at 7:15 a.m.

 All Cast, Crew and Alternates must ride the bus.

Lunch will be provided for each student.

 Saturday, March 12

 Each school will unload fifteen (15) minutes prior to rehearsal time.

 8:00 am     Eustace

9:00 am     Arp

10:00 am   Troup

11:00 am   West Rusk

 12:15 pm Director’s Meeting


·         All shows will run back to back.

·         Notify your audiences of your show time                 and that no entrances will be made one a.               show has begun.

·         A good rule of thumb is to have them arrive.           30 minutes prior to the show they intend to.             watch.

·         When an audience member leaves, no.                   admittance will be allowed while the show.             is still running.

·         No food or drink is allowed inside the                       auditorium.

Performance Times: (run back to back so please arrive 30 minutes prior to actual time listed)

1:00 pm. Frankston

2:00 pm. West Rusk

3:00 pm. Eustace

4:00 pm. Troup

5:00 pm. Arp

6:00 pm. Malakoff

7:00 pm. Rice

8:00 pm. Mildred

Awards and Critiques

9:40 pm

Judges will draw for critiques. Critiques will be ten minutes in length.  All cast members should be in attendance for the critiques and respectful to the other critiques going on. Once the critique is complete, the cast may stay to hear the others or dismiss themselves from the area quietly.

 10:45 pm Conclusion

Following the final performance/critiques, schools should load out. Also make sure that your dressing room is cleaned up and all trash collected to one area. Please acknowledge the TVCC staff for their site and hospitality.


 Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Hard work makes a GREAT show and hard work pays off! I have truly enjoyed working with all of you. You are a terrific cast and crew! Break a leg! Let’s Leave a LEGACY!  Don’t forget to DRESS UP for the AWARDS!

Ms. Beaty

Texas Educational Theatre Association Scholarship Auditions

One of the top fears in the world is public speaking or performing in front of people. Anyone that has ever had the experience remembers the jelly legs, rapid heartbeat and the sudden panic that sets in making your forget every word you’d rehearsed over and over again. Even as a Theater Arts teacher I still get nervous stepping in front of an audience. Through experience and learned skills an actor can learn to manage these fears and eventually overcome them.

This past weekend  Eustace High School students attended the Texas Educational Theatre Association convention, workshops and auditions in Dallas. Students attend yearly and are selected to attend based on their dedication to the Theater Arts Program, Interest, Grades, Attendance, Citizenship, participation in Theater Arts and leadership.

Shannon Whatley and Ashleigh Blaylock auditioned on Saturday in front of approximately 100 Colleges and Universities. Shannon received seven callbacks for interviews for scholarship opportunities and Ashley received two. The colleges included were: University of Central Oklahoma, Lamar College, Clarendon College, Angelo State University, McClennan Community College, Southwestern University and Grayson College. Congratulations to both ladies for their hard work and success!

Ashley also performed at the Talent Showcase on Saturday night and did an excellent job representing E.H.S. with pride, beauty and class! Great job Ashley!

Congratulations to both of these ladies! Bulldog Proud.


Congratulations to the following students at EHS on their auditions and being cast in the 2015-2016 U.I.L. One Act Play.

“Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro

Cast & Crew

Frank…….Zac Martin

Nunzio……Caleb Caswell

Frank & Nunzio…. (1)UIL Official Alternate….John Hardy

Nick……Ben Warren

Nick….UIL Official Alternate….(2)Cullen Huffman

Emma…….Emma Lopez

Emma….(3)Official UIL Alternate…..Shannon Whatley

Caitlin……..Jorgan Holgerson

Aida……..Olivia Grose

Aida….(4)UIL Official Alternate….Marissa Ballenger


Amy Green

Michael Guard

LLia Guevara

Hailey Wammack

Macy Wilson

Students are expected to be completely off book with their lines fully memorized by January 5th.


Deadlines/Important Dates:

Rehearsals will begin January 5th at the beginning of 9th period and run until 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday.

Line Memorization – January 5th

Blocking/Movement Complete – January 15th

Dress Rehearsal for Critique at Van High School – February 26th

UIL One Act Play District Contest Dates(during spring break)- March 11th & 12th

Public Performances – March 19th & 20th

UIL One Act Play Bi District – April 2nd

UIL One Act Play AREA Contest – April 9th

UIL One Act Play Regional Contest- April 22nd

UIL One Act Play State Contest – May 23rd

Congratulations! Hard work pays off! So remember to work hard over the break! Go Bulldogs!