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University Liggett School students earn superior marks at State Theatre Festival

The Players ventured to the Michigan Educational Thespian Society State Festival held at the Lansing Center on December 10 & 11, 2021. Students participated in individual and group performances and received several awards. 

Junior Dahlia Medvinsky was selected for the Showcase of Stars event that closed the festival. Freshmen Alexa Kalyvas and Addison Swegles, sophomores Olivia Johnson and Mark Saigh, seniors Emilia Bronk and Kennedy Marshall, and Medvinsky all received superior ratings for their performances. Sophomore Summer Doris received an excellent score.

In addition to individual events, the group also participated in several workshop offerings, including a dance session with Jack Sippel — a lead cast member from the 2017 Broadway run of Newsies. Marshall, the Players’ choreographer, also had an opportunity to have in-depth conversations with Sippel, which will assist her in developing her plans for the Players' upcoming production of Newsies.

Newsies show dates are March 10-13. Tickets will go on sale in February.