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Welcome to the Westlake High School Chaparral Actors' Studio Theatre!

We serve to promote and foster interest of the performing arts in the Westlake High School community. The Chapparal Actors' Studio welcomes students interested in acting, production, design, and any other aspect of the theatrical arts.

Our performances are in the WHS Black Box Theatre.


Thanks you EVERYONE who came to our SDOAP shows!

4am, Actor's Nightmare, The Country Club

Thursday . May 7 at 7 pm
Saturday . May 9 at 2 pm

reasons to be pretty, Beautiful Thing, Mind Games, Little Women 2

Friday . May 8 at 7 pm
Saturday . May 9 at 7 pm

Original one-act by Sarah Holland: Mind Games: video promo
Videos of the show on Sarah's youtube - sholland
Part 1 & Part 2 of Mind Games

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UIL OAP performances

Thanks to everyone who came out for our ENCORE performance April 9 at 7pm.
We loved having so many people come on such short notice.

BIG THANKS to everyone who came to see our Preview Performance
at the WHS Perfoming Arts Center : March 13 at 7:30pm
We loved the huge turnout and had a great time performing!

We appreciated ALL the support we got during Zone & District competitions!!

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UIL One-Act Play District Awards

All Star Cast: John Thomas
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Grayson Rosato & Cal Ussery
Outstanding Technician Award: Lilly Walsh
Westlake brought home the Outstanding Technical Crew Award:
Eugene Gase, Ben Herring, Claire McCaslin, Ben Rodrigue
& Lilly Walsh

UIL One-Act Play Zone Awards

All Star Cast: Susannah Crowell & John Thomas
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Zach Freeman & Grayson Rosato
Outstanding Technician Award: Eugene Gase

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Theatre department prepares for UIL, looks to the future

The Featherduster article by Nikki Humble . March 13, 2015. Thanks Nikki!

The theatre department is at it again. Last semester it wowed with its productions of “The Red Herring” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” This semester it’s directing its efforts towards their UIL One Act piece “The 39 Steps” before moving on to the senior-directed one acts to cap off the year. To continue reading: The Featherduster

Theater department puts on one act play before going to competition
The Featherduster
article by Sage Sutton . March 12, 2015. Thanks Sage!

“I don’t think this community has seen a show like this before,” theater teacher Meredith Yanchak said. “The concept of the show is completely unique. It’s a bunch of actors and they are putting on the most monumental film of the 1930s, The 39 Steps, complete with plane crashes and car chases and running over trains. They are putting all of that on, live, right in front of you on stage. People should want to see how that happens — you should want to see a plane crash on stage.”: The Featherduster

Theater Students Qualify for State in UIL Theatrical Design

Congratulations to Morgan Wendlandt (Costume Design) & Emma Garrison (Marketing)
who have entries that qualified for the UIL Theatrical Design contest at the state level

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an evening of improv

by the Westlake Improv Troupe . WIT

Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show!
Was great to see so many happy faces and hear so much laughter.

Congratulations to The Beanbournes.
Team Squad will get you next time.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox: THE REMIX . Zoe Ashton returned as Mr. Fox
on January 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm - check it out on KXAN!

Check out Annie Ashton's photos from the night.

"Boggis and Bunce and Bean/One fat, one short, one lean/These horrible crooks/
So different in looks/Were nonetheless equally mean."

Thank you for joining us for the Children's Show . Fantastic Mr. Fox

We had a great time doing it, had an abundance of support from
our theatre families & all our audiences were fantastic!

fantastic mr fox came to party


Our first production of the year was our
Fall Show . Red Herring
The show was a SMASH hit!
Thanks for coming out to see it.

We would like to thank ALL the families
who helped support our show!

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We would like to thank our WHS CAST Patrons for their donations.
We appreciate your support of the arts. You play a vital part!

Don & Annie Ashton, Katie & Paul Carmona,
Janette & Per Hanssen, Don & Annie Ashton,
Mr. John and Dr. Kristie Harris, Ann Hegarty,
John & Suzanne Rosato, Windsor Communities,
Jack & Torye Holland, The Melton Family,
Jayne Rollison, John & Suzanne Rosato, The Sherry Family,
The Siler Family, Carrie & Bob Thomas,
Windsor Communities and Stacey & Mike Ussery

Would you like to be a WHS CAST 2014-2015 Patron too?

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link to KXAN . Zoe Ashton