Oswego East High School senior, Valerie Anderson, who also serves as the President for the East Theatre Thespian Honor Society, was selected to be a stage manager for the Illinois High School Theatre Festival All-State Production of Big Fish held this year at Illinois State University.
More than 500 students auditioned and interviewed to be part of the All-State production. Anderson attends rehearsals on specified weekends and travels around the state to be a part of the musical. She is the first student in Oswego East history to be named a stage manager for the All-State production and only the second student in Oswego East history to be selected for the All-State production.
Anderson will be at ISU on Jan. 6 to begin the final preparations for this productions with performances Jan. 11-13. Along with Oswego East Theater Directors Ms. Katie Belovsky and Ms. Nicole Schremp, 25 members of Anderson’s theatre family will also participate in the festival and be in the audience for her show.