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Belton ISD’s Fall Theatre Productions Guarantee Laughs

High school thespians in Belton ISD are hoping to make audiences laugh when their fall productions open next month.

Belton High School is presenting The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, which runs 7 p.m. on Nov. 6-7 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 8.

“This has been a very heavy few months,” said Melissa Stuhff, director of theatre at Belton High. “With this production, I wanted to make sure that the students could enjoy themselves. I also hoped we could bring a little light heartedness to a pretty stressful time for a lot of people.”

Stuhff said the playwright, Don Zolidis, was forward-thinking when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“He is one of the most widely produced playwrights for high schools," she said. "He was smart enough to go back and edit his most popular plays so that they could be performed online or with social distancing if needed."

After holding virtual auditions, Stuhff said, in-person rehearsals began in late September. The production includes 25 cast members and a crew of 28.

“I hope the audience leaves with a smile, a new knowledge of some rare Grimm Brothers fairy tales, and an appreciation for how hard these students have worked,” Stuhff said.

Limited tickets will be available to the general public at for $5 beginning Oct. 31.

At Lake Belton High School, the cast and crew are preparing for the new school's inaugural production, Wagon Wheels a-Rolling’, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13-14.

"I hope the audiences will be able to take a break from the reality of everyday life and just laugh," said Denise Larsen, LBHS' theatre teacher. "I thought the students would enjoy the broad style of acting this production requires."

Rehearsals began in late September for the 27 actors (including three students from neighboring High Point Elementary) and eight technicians.

Tickets are available at the door and cost $8 for adults, $4 for students or $2 for children under 12.

Patrons are expected to wear a mask and follow distancing guidelines at all performances.

Belton High School

BHS Brothers Grimm











The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like
Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. You’ll love this wild, free-form comedy!

November 6-7 at 7 p.m.
November 8 at 2 p.m.

Belton High School
Performing Arts Center

Limited tickets available at for $5. 

Lake Belton High School

LBHS Bronco Theatre Presents:

LBHS_Wagon Wheels

This family-friendly comedy is a fast-paced spoof on the Old West. When Chuck Wagon’s wagon train gets stranded in a tiny town crawling with villains and bandits, mirth ensues. A hilarious cast of characters and crazy plot twists will have you rolling with laughter.

November 13-14 at 7 p.m.

Lake Belton High School
Performing Arts Center

Tickets are available at the door: $8 for adults, $4 for students, $2 for children under 12