Our musical, Damn Yankees, is a heartwarming comedic romp that has entertained audiences since the 1950s. We have a uniquely talented group of performers and technicians that have created stage magic with this production and all throughout the year.
Who are we?
The Bridgeland Theatre Company (BTC) is a group of dedicated theatre students from Bridgeland High School, one of 13 Cy-Fair ISD Schools, in Cypress Texas. We are only 6 years old and we have achieved several accolades in our short run. We have been a part of the Tommy Tune Awards Program the last 2 years with Damn Yankees receiving six Tommy Tune Award finalist nominations this year. We are over-the-moon excited about having our hard work noticed by the folks downtown at Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). We walked home with incredible honors at the Tommy Tune Awards, including Best Actor - Faith Jackson, the Congeniality Award - Jackson Nichols, and the Jimmy Awards Runner-Up - Jackson Nichols.
Most recently, Our Varsity group competed with their one-act play in the Texas UIL competition with the dramatic interpretation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, with Israel Horovitz’s Henry Lumper. We fought hard through the District (Champions), Bi-District (Champions), Area (2nd Place), Region (Champions), and we ended up placing 2nd at the 6A STATE UIL One Act Play Competition. At state, we received awards for Best Actor - Rex Koern, Best Technician - Sophia Bolanos, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast - Jackson Nichols, and Mackenzie Mann.
What is the International Thespian Festival (ITF)?
ITF is summer’s premier teen theatre festival and open to all theatre students and teachers. The goals are to:
Grow your knowledge with interactive workshops on every aspect of theatre — onstage, backstage, and front-of-house.
Experience performances of all kinds: read-throughs and improv, student works and Shakespeare, one-acts and seven full-scale main stage productions.
Showcase your talents through college auditions, our Tech Challenge, and the Thespy® Awards.
Build your theatre family – You’ll meet thousands of other Thespians, theatre educators, and working professionals and form lifelong friendships.
Why is this so important to us?
The BTC have been selected as 1 out of only 7 high schools nationwide to perform our musical, Damn Yankees, at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) in Bloomington, Indiana. This is the highest honor for any high school theatre program! There is no higher platform - this is the top both nationally and internationally. We are the first school in Cy Fair ISD and one of two high schools in the state of Texas to be invited to perform on the mainstage at ITF. We are not only representing our school and our district, but the whole state of Texas with this high honor. This is not an opportunity that we take lightly.
Where do you fit in?
With our success and invitation to perform this summer in Bloomington, Indiana, we are reaching out to our community and local businesses to help send our show to the festival. We are halfway to our goal to raise $45,000.00 to take our show on the road. We will use the money you so graciously donate to send our students and directors, musicians, instruments, licensing, set, props, costumes, equipment, etc. across multiple state lines to Bloomington, Indiana.
We at the Bridgeland Theatre Company thank you in advance for your consideration to help these students achieve an amazing dream and appreciate any amount donated.
Your donation is tax-deductible, and we have several easy ways to donate. If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at President.BTABC@gmail.com.
The Bridgeland Theatre Company is proud to be a 2022-23 TTA Participant for this production.
The Tommy Tune Awards (TTA) Program celebrates the educational value, artistry and community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston Area.
Houston area high schools produce a full-length musical to compete in over 15 TTA categories. Each school is adjudicated by a team of volunteer Mentors, professional Houston-based music/theatre artists, based on a 100-point scale rubric. This process runs October to March with top scorers receiving nominations (announced mid-March). Finally, after a rehearsal period involving TTA nominees along with two student representatives from each school, a virtual awards show will be presented to the community in celebration of the participant’s artistic accomplishments.
to our finalists & WInners
Jimmy Awards® Nominee Runner Up
& Congeniality Award Winner