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Two De La Salle Students Selected for California State Thespian Festival’s Opening Number

Two De La Salle Students Selected for California State Thespian Festival’s Opening Number


De La Salle junior Logan Whitmore and sophomore Derrick Bajada have been selected to perform in the Opening Number of the California State Thespian Festival in Upland, California, this April. Over 1,200 students are expected to attend the festival this year and hundreds of students auditioned for the opportunity to be part of the Opening Number and Festival Finale.

Logan and Derrick join 26 other students from across the state who have been selected for the main stage, including four of their fellow International Thespian Society (ITS) Troupe 445 members from Carondelet High School: Cat Drain, Kylee Fernandez, Argyll Thai Livello, and Olive Read. This is the first time that Troupe 445 students have represented De La Salle and Carondelet on the main stage in the opening and closing events.

Over the next few months, all six students will receive choreography, vocal scores, scripts, and video direction so that they can rehearse their individual parts. They will then come together in April under the leadership of Alison Leo, Dance Supervisor of Wicked, and Jason Yarcho, Musical Director of Wicked, for the Festival Finale, and LA-based choreographer Sarah Kobayahi for the Disney-themed Opening Number.