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PCS team is district runner-up, SPVA champion in play production competition PDF Print E-mail


Perkins County Plainsmen play production team competed last week at Bayard in the C2-6 district competition with their performance of “Final Dress Rehearsal,” a play within a play depicting a cast and crew trying to put the finishing touches on a disastrous production of “Cinderella.”

They were second of eight plays in a nine-hour competition.

“It was a grueling, long day for everyone,” said Dawnell Glunz, PCS drama coach. However, despite the early departure, the talented drama group was awarded with eight outstanding individual performances: Krystal Gaar, Trevor Lee, Rachel Patrick, Ashley Kemling, Christian Miyamoto, Tanya Metcalf, Calla Mailand and John Prante.

“I am also extremely proud to announce that our team earned District C2-6 Runner-up,” said Glunz. “Producing a ‘professional polished performance’ (quoting one of our judges) that early in a long day of performances just wasn’t enough to meet our team goal but, we truly left a strong performance on the stage, controlling every aspect of a drama production, maintained focus through host school tech issues and never missed a beat.

“I cannot boast enough on the maturity and growth of this year’s team. Yes, I am a proud coach who is disappointed that our season is over—not because we fell short of our goal but because my time with these individuals has come to an end.”

North Platte St. Pat’s, a conference competitor, was awarded the championship trophy and will be representing the district at the state competition on Friday, Dec. 10.

Glunz said she and her students appreciate the effort from everyone who came to their public performance, sent good luck emails or notes, called or provided their assistance, ran by with thumbs up, sacrificed their transfer van for a couple days or in any other way supported them this season.


The Perkins County High School play production team walked away from conference competition with an overwhelming first place finish and several other awards Monday, Nov. 22, earning top ranking from both judges.

“They totally rocked it,” said director Dawnell Glunz of the team’s performance.

Five members were awarded for all-conference cast performances: Calla Mailand, John Prante, Tanya Metcalf, Christian Miyamoto and Ashley Kemling.

Miyamoto and Kemling were awarded top male and top female performances as well.

“I went back through our records,” said Glunz. “This is the first time since I started directing 12 years ago that we have brought home the championship trophy, top male and top female honors.”