Nine Schools Selected to Perform on High School's Biggest Stage
The highly coveted invitation to the International Thespian Festival (ITF) main stage is an honor for International Thespian Society students. Over 20 high-caliber productions were screened. The lineup of seven musicals and two plays includes five schools showcasing for the first time at ITF, and five titles that have never been seen on the main stage.
Explore all nine productions below.
ITF 2024 Main Stage Productions
Alice by Heart
By Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater & Jessie Nelson
Fossil Ridge High School | Troupe 7339 | Fort Collins, CO
Directed by Mikayla Assmus
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice by Heart is a touching musical set in the rubble of the London blitz of World War II. Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Alice by Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward, celebrating the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.
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