Red Dragon Players

The Austin High School Theatre Department

Bringing up the curtain
on 115 years of Theatre!


Excellence in Theatre since 1908

International Thespian Society (ITS) Troupe 1747

Spring 2024

The Theory of Relativity

May 9 - 12, 2024

Preas Theatre

This moving and unconventional song cycle bursts with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life's shared experiences - from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. From Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life), The Theory of Relativity is a joyous and moving look about our surprisingly interconnected lives.  Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical.


$10 adults & $5 students


May 9 - 12, 2024

Preas Theatre

When a group of teenagers’ bullying of another student goes too far, they are left with an unplanned death [Adam] on their conscience. The mixed up group panic and decide to cover up their involvement in Adam's death. However, when they realize their deception has worked and actually brings peace to their confused lives, how do they move forwards? The teenagers split into two camps when they realize that their actions have framed an innocent man for their crime. But is this enough of an incentive to put right their wrong? And what happens when the presumed dead come back to life? Dennis Kelly’s twenty-first century play for young people calls society’s response to cruelty, bullying, peer pressure and pack mentality into question. Are these behaviors societal and learned, or are they inherent in us all?


$10 adults & $5 students

Winter 2023

Newsies Jr.

February 16-17, 2024

Preas Theatre

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

~ Music Theatre International

Did you know that the Austin school district gives sports and band programs between $120 to $150 per student versus $40 per student to the theater program?  

We depend on the generosity of our parents and community to help the AHS theater department thrive. 

Your contribution will help us put on professional-level productions, send our students to theatre state competitions and workshops, and help with improvements to the theater.  

Please sponsor our 2021-22 season with a generous donation. Many options are available.  Thank you!


The Faludi Family

The Helsey's

Bill and Shelley Kilday



Silke Morin and Nelan Schwartz

The Szymczak Family

Captain Ouzos

Cosmo, Elliot, Rory & Phineas



Heather, Lucia and Espen Hansen

Judy & Jim Brush

The Calhoun Family

The Ku Family

The Lehrach Family

The Nash Family



Leslie Blanton

Michelle Bertelsen

The McConnell Family

Todor Family



Ashley Beard

Allison Crutchfield

Amanda Kroll

Billy & Annie Dragoo

Claire Jones

Cortney Easterwood

Daniella Sadeh

David Sanger

Denise Garcia

Drew and Stacy Mackintosh

Emily Howell

Hilary Whitfield

Kelly Unberhagen

Kristy Anderson

Leigh de la Reza

Nicole Stover

Noah De Lissovoy

Patrick Yonnone

Rachel Thomas

Raul Mello

Rebecca Williams

Ryan Leugers

Santiago Cotera

Sean Henry

Shelley Solka

Sheyla Gonzalez

Stacey Gardner

Summer Orthman

Catherine Wusterhausen

John Shepperd

Kathryn Erwin

Natasha Siefritz

Sean Peterson

Shaina Byron



Supporting our thespians is fun and helps theater to thrive at Austin High! We love our community and hope you will join us by volunteering or donating. See the open positions below and write to to volunteer or learn more.

2024-25 Booster Club Executive Board

President:  Ashley Beard

Secretary: Shelley Solka

Treasurer: Shannon Szymczak 

Faculty Advisor: To Be Announced

2024-25 Booster Club Officers

Communications Team:

Social Media Coordinator: Emily Howell

Volunteer Coordinator: Stacy Webster

Publicity Coordinator: Emily Howell

Website AdministratorLeslie Blanton

Production Support Team:

Show Dinners Manager: THIS COULD BE YOU!

Show Sales Manager: THIS COULD BE YOU!

Show Flowers Coordinator:  Nicole Stover

Show Concessions Coordinator:  Summer Orthmann

Fundraising Team:

Business Sponsorship Coordinators: THIS COULD BE YOU!

Morale Team:

Spirit-wear Coordinator:  THIS COULD BE YOU!

Alumni Relations Manager & Accountant: Karen Mahoney

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