Advanced Theatre Class Showcases Talent at MTCAs

Pacific Ridge School’s advanced theatre class recently competed at Musical Theatre Competitions of America 2020 in Fullerton, CA. Encinitas residents Jordan Becknell ‘21 and Ella Shreiner ‘21 alongside classmates and Carlsbad residents Neeka Majidishad ’21, Macie Parker ‘21 and Tristan Yun ‘20 travelled North to showcase their musical and theatrical talents and learn from Broadway professionals. Throughout the weekend, students participated in cattle call auditions, master classes, competition, “Best of Festival” performances and a final closing production number featuring students cast from the cattle call auditions. Tristan Yun and Macie Parker were both selected to perform in the final closing production as two of eight featured vocalists. The Pacific Ridge students prepared 8 competition pieces, and ended up coming home with 4 trophies! Jordan Becknell took 2nd place in Junior Solo Performance, Tristan Yun took 2nd in Senior Solo Performance, and Macie Parker took 3rd in Junior Solo Performance and 1st in Junior Monologue! Theatre teacher Fredreka Irvine was presented with a plaque and certificate in appreciation of her commitment to the arts and the fantastic work she and Pacific Ridge School have produced.