Built in 2001, the Burdine Johnson Theatre holds approximately 250 audience members.
OUR MISSION: To provide a safe space for all students to create art for our community.
We produce ORIGINAL SCENES, BROADWAY IN BUDA REVUE, HAUNTED HOUSE, DUETS & DESSERTS, AND FALL MUSICAL. We also perform at local nursing and rehab centers for the elderly.
In the spring we compete in the UIL One-Act Play competition, produce a CABARET, SPRING MUSICAL and host a STUDENT DIRECTED OAP competition. We hope to present an ADAPTIVE MUSICAL REVIEW starring our students with special needs and their supportive peers.
In the summer we host a KIDS CAMP for 25-50 children from Buda, Kyle & Austin.
MEET THE DIRECTORS
Theatre Director - Lory "Stewy" Stewart
Mrs. Stewart has a BFA in Theatre Studies from UT Austin and has been directing and teaching since 1993 (Theatre, Speech, Debate and Competitive Acting). She joined Hays Legacy Players in 2018. She has spoken to over 5,000 teens, parents & counselors about Teen Dating Violence and has been directing musicals with Special Needs adults since 2004. The director of Actors Anonymous Theatre of Company since it's 1997 inception, AATC has donated over $25,000 to various charities (www.TheDramaQueens.com). She is excited about our new class, Adaptive Musical Theatre with Supportive Peers, for Hays HS students with Special Needs, and ACTORS HAVE HEART, our new Community Service Theatre Troupe. Stewy is available to train Fine Arts Educators how to start these programs at their elementary, middle and high schools.
Theatre Director - Heather Talley
Tech Director, Heather Talley, has a degree in English with a Medieval/Renaissance Studies minor and was in the first graduating class of Texas State University. Ms. T joined Hays Legacy Players in 2020 and has tech-directed The Shadow Box and Mamma Mia!
2019-2020 Thespian Officers
- President - Makaylah Scobee SENIOR
- Co-Vice President - Julia Hall & Marlee Claes SENIORS
- Secretary - Emma Pettiette SENIOR
- Co-Historian - Tristan Stewart SENIOR & Allie Meredith JUNIOR