A Strong Character Comedy: Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants TCS
Written by Lindsay Price

Smarty Pants by Bradley Hayward is a fantastic comedy production for high schools or middle schools. Jeremy Toth and the students at Trinity Catholic School in Tallahassee, Florida recognized that this would not only be a great performance piece to showcase the various characters but would also be a perfect competition production. It sounds like the judges agreed!

I chose Smarty Pants because the story is great and I knew it would resonate with my students! Plus, it has simple set and costume needs which was perfect for our first year competing at the district Junior Thespian Festival! My students brought the play to life and were praised for their ability to bring eight distinct characters to life and maintain them throughout the whole play! We received straight superiors at the Festival and we were chosen as Critic’s Choice to represent our district at the State Festival in February where we received a Superior rating! The students were commended for their great sense of ensemble and ability to create and maintain distinct characters throughout the show!

– Jeremy Toth

Congratulations, Trinity Catholic!

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Lindsay Price