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July 25, 2013

BHS hosts All-State Thespians



Higgs likes seeing how other guest troupes work. Everyone was prepped for this musical training, so wasting time isn’t an option.

“In four days we’ve finished all of our group numbers and music. To have all that done in five days is mind blowing,” the Baldwin thespian said.

Carroll dropped to assistant musical director for the show this year after nine years at the helm. The 35-year performing arts education veteran handed music and artistic control off to family.

Carroll’s daughter Jennifer Morris teaches drama at Putnam County High School and is the show director. Son and Washington County High School teacher Trey Carroll serves as the All-State music director. 

Middle Georgia is also represented by Georgia Military College’s Mark Weaver helping as technical director. The “In the Heights” sets are as big as houses.

The musical sponsored by Rogers & Hammerstein is reserved strictly for a crowd of 5,000 at the thespian conference next year.

“They asked us to do this show for the convention therefore we cannot do public performances of it,” Carroll said.

The All-State team has a knack for big-time musicals. The Baldwin chorus director is proud of all involved.

“It’s an elite team. They continue to ask us to do it year after year because nobody can do it as well as we can. We are the highlight of the entire convention,” she said.

The Baldwin Fine Arts Center is widely recognized as one of the finest theater facilities in the state. The stage, lighting and sound here allow a proper All-State practice venue.

Carroll said Baldwin’s stage is similar to Columbus’s professional center hosting the state conference

Higgs loves showing off BHS. Artistic visitors noticed the quality day one.

Being recognized as a thespian hub puts Baldwin High on a wonderful performing arts map.

“They said we have one of the best facilities they have ever been to,” Higgs said. “It’s nice to give it to other people.”

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