West Ottawa Theater

West Ottawa Performing Arts Center, 1024 136th Avenue, Holland, Michigan


Michigan Thespian Festival Important Information

Contact: Elizabeth Morales moralese@westottawa.net

Michigan Thespian Festival Google Classroom Code: veabgkr


It’s time to plan for the 2018 Michigan Thespian Festival, which will be held on December 14-15th, 2018. The event takes place at Devos Place, in Downtown Grand Rapids. We will be traveling to the hotel, The Amway Grand Plaza, in West Ottawa vans early Friday morning and returning Saturday night.


All necessary forms are included in this document, which will need to be printed. You may also pick up a packet from the front desks of both HS South and HS North.

The festival features several workshops and performances for students to enjoy. A list of options will be available closer to festival day. If you are curious about the festival, please click on the helpful links included here:


Michigan Thespian Festival Website


Tentative Festival Schedule


If you plan to attend festival, you will need to print and complete the following 3 forms:


  1. 2018-19 Chapter Consent and Acceptance Form

  2. West Ottawa Permission Slip

  3. Code of Conduct Contract


The cost of the trip is $200.00, which includes hotel accommodations, transportation, festival registration and two meals. Students are expected to eat breakfast before leaving WOHS, pack a sack lunch for Friday and bring money for two other meals. Panther funds are available for this trip. Application is required.

  • A $100.00 deposit is due on/before Friday, October 12th.

  • The remaining $100.00 will be due on/before Friday, November 9th.

  • All forms and payments should be submitted via the LOCK BOX outside the PAC green room.


All students who are current Thespian members may compete in individual acting/musical theater/stage production events. Please click the following link to see what competition is like:


Individual Events Information


Graduating seniors who plan to major in theater or communication arts are invited to apply for scholarships from colleges and/or The Michigan State Thespians. The applications require a $35.00 application fee and a $10.00 registration fee, respectively. Both links are listed here:


College Scholarship Information, Including Link to Apply


Michigan State Thespian Scholarship Audition Registration


Should you have any questions about this year’s event, please email Elizabeth Morales, Festival Coordinator for West Ottawa Drama Boosters. moralese@westottawa.net


Google Classroom: A classroom for students interested in attending Festival has been made. Please join the classroom to receive information, reminders, due dates, etc.

Michigan Thespian Festival Classroom Code: veabgkr



Michigan Thespian Festival Checklist


Required by October 12th, 2018

____Join Google Classroom, code veabgkr

____Sign West Ottawa Permission Slip

____Sign Code of Conduct Contract

____Complete Consent/Registration Form

____Pay 1st $100.00 by Friday, October 12th

____Pay 2nd $100.00 by Friday, November 9th

____Turn forms/payment into PAC Lock Box in an envelope labeled with Name and META Festival


Optional by October 24th, 2018:

____Apply for Panther Funds

____Apply for Senior Scholarship ($35.00 and/or $10.00 fee)

____Enter Individual Event Competition