Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Jefferson High student takes role in Opera House Players production
Tanner Hook just competed in a UIL contest for Solo and Ensemble Vocal Performance at Round Rock.
JEFFERSON He's a state-level winner and he's just become a cast member of the Opera House Theatre Players upcoming production of "Guys and Dolls - Jr".
Tanner Hook, Jefferson High School student who is taking his fourth role with the Players will play the role of Rusty Charlie, one of the gangster characters who make the famous musical so funny and tuneful. With a voice like his, he was a natural to sing in a trio of gangsters who open the show with "Fugue For Tinhorns".
An experienced singer, Hook just competed in a UIL contest for Solo and Ensemble Vocal Performance at Round Rock. The state-level competition brought judges who gave Hook a "Superior" or "First Place" rating which is highly unusual and quite an honor for a second year high school student. Those honors are usually awarded to older students who are in grades 11 and 12 and the judges were very complimentary and told him it was a very rare occurence.
Tanner first appeared with the Players in "Singin' in The Rain" and most recently appeared in a non-singing role as Boom-Boom in the April production of "Legends". His mother, Kristi, is also a musician and teacher and has worked with the theatre group in the past.
"Guys and Dolls - Jr" will be performed on July 4-5-6-7 in the Russell Buildlng, 121 Austin, in downtown Jefferson. Tickets for the show will go on sale soon at Blessings Gift Shop, 903-665-3895 or 903-665-2310.
Information may also be obtained by visiting the theatres website at www.JeffersonOperaHouseTheatrePlayers.com.