Pictured above are members of the Opelika High Theatre Society. Pictured below, on behalf of the Opelika City Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Farrell Seymore presents a resolution honoring the group to Musical Director Dean Jones, left, and OHTS Director Revel Gholston, right.


OPELIKA — At its regular board meeting on Feb. 27, the Opelika City Schools Board of Education passed a resolution honoring the Opelika High Theatre Society (OHTS) for winning Best in Show in the One Act Competition at the Walter Trumbauer Theatre Competition held in Florence, Alabama, in December.
OHTS won the statewide competition with its performance of “Quilt, A Musical Celebration,” with cast members Drue Gagliano, Clayton McBurney and Atticus O’Banner named to the All-Star Cast.
OHTS will represent the state of Alabama at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile later this month. To raise money for the trip, OHTS will present two performances of the play on Sunday and Monday, March 10 and 11 at 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Director Revel Gholston has led close to 70 productions in his 23+ years with OHTS. “Quilt” is a collection of stories accompanied by songs that represent panels in a quilt, each of which tells the actual story of loved ones who died from AIDS. Musical director is Dean Jones and technical director is Tracy Tidwell.
“Mr. Revel Gholston, Mr. Tracy Tidwell, Mr. Dean Jones and the members of the Opelika High Theatre Society continue to excel and set a higher standard with each production,” reads the resolution. “We express our sincere congratulations …for the honor they have brought to themselves, their families, our school system and our community.”