Red Dragon Players

The Austin High School Theatre Department

Bringing up the curtain
on 115 years of Theatre!


Excellence in Theatre since 1908

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



2023-24 Booster Club Executive Board

President:  Shelley Kilday 

Secretary: Allison Crutchfield 

Treasurer: Shannon Szymczak 

Faculty Advisor: Annie Dragoo 

2023-24 Booster Coordinators


Social Media Coordinator: Emily Howell

Volunteer Coordinator: Denise Garcia

Publicity Coordinator: Emily Howell

WebmasterLeslie Blanton

Production Support Team:

Show Dinners Manager  Denise Garcia (Pepper's Mom)

Show Sales Manager: THIS COULD BE YOU!

Show Flowers Coordinator:  Nicole Stover (Jackson's Mom)

Show Concessions Coordinator:  Summer Orthmann (Ava's Mom)

Fundraising Team:

Business Sponsorship Coordinators : THIS COULD BE YOU!

Morale Team:

Spirit-wear Coordinator: 

Alumni Relations Manager: Karen Mahoney

Camp Red Dragon Helper: THIS COULD BE YOU!

Email  to volunteer!