"As a parent of an Encore student, I have developed an abiding appreciation for theatre. It's gratifying to witness the lifelong relationships my child has developed by being a part of this program."
FEBRUARY 8 - 10, 2024 7pm
We're back from Scotland! and planning our next trip to the Fringe - SUMMER 2025!
Our Theatre Department has been invited to perform in the American High School Theatre Festival at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland this summer. Only 27 schools from throughout North America have received this distinction this summer. This trip has been a long time in the making. We were supposed to go in 2020 but COVID happened so we are finally getting the chance to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Our school performed the musical NUNSENSE: THE MEGA MUSICAL and we were so excited to perform our show 4 times during the Fringe to sold out audiences! In addition to performing and having the choose from 1000s of Fringe shows to see, our students will also got the opportunity to tour London, see a show in the West End, visit castles and other attractions in Scotland. We even got the opportunity to go on a ghost tour in Edinburgh!
First table read for Nunsense
Learning to tap dance!
Beginning to learn the music with our fabulous music director, Sarah Tellier
Blocking the show!
Reviewing the music
More music rehearsals!
Meet the Director
Mrs. Lisa Vorreiter
Mrs. V has been teaching in Hillsborough County for 37 years. Many of her former students have gone on to professional careers as actors, technicians and designers and can be found working across the world on cruise ships, in theme parks, in film and television, in regional theatres and on Broadway.
In addition to teaching at Alonso High School, Mrs. Vorreiter is also on the Leadership Board for District 9 Thespians and is President of the Florida Association for Theatre Education.
Alonso Theatre brings in a variety of professional artists to assist with shows and provide supplemental training for our students. Designers, choreographers, musical directors, etc are brought in to help with our program. In addition, working artists also present workshops in various elements of theatre.