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Summer Theater Camp 2019

The Paladin Playhouse Summer Theater Camp is Ramping Up!

The highly respected production team at South Plantation High School is once again teaming up to bring you The Paladin Playhouse Summer Theater Camp!

Theater Director Jason Zembuch and Carbonell Award winning Choreographer Ron Hutchins are once again pooling their talents over the summer to offer children ages 7-13 the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of the performing arts.

No other summer camp offers the comprehensive curriculum that The Paladin Playhouse Summer Theatre Camp offers so sign up now while slots are open!

This year we are excited to announce The Lion King, Jr. for our summer camp mainstage production!

Learn more by clicking here to visit the Summer Theater Camp Page!

Download the Paladin Playhouse Summer Theater Camp Application here

Scholarship Seal

2019 FOTT Scholarships Applications Now Being Accepted

South Plantation High School Friends of the Theatre takes great pride in being able to award four scholarships of $1,000 each to South Plantation High School seniors enrolled in the theatre program.

  • Candidates must be a senior at SPHS
  • Be an active participant in the SPHS theatre program
  • Have been inducted into the International Thespian Society
  • Maintain a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0
  • Submit an essay on one of the topics indicated on the application.
  • Four individual $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded.
  • Deadline for application and essay submitted, in a sealed envelope, to Jason Zembuch by April 1, 2019 at 4pm.

Recipients need not pursue a degree in theatre but they must attend an accredited institution such as a community college, technical school, college or university. The scholarship winners will be announced at the Senior Awards Banquet in May.

On behalf of all of us here at South Plantation High School Friends of the Theatre, we wish all of you the best!

Download Application Here



Our Fundraiser Extravaganza on Saturday, March 2nd was wildly successful! We raised $1800, the proceeds of which will go to help offset the cost to travel to Tampa for States Competition.

As always, thank you for supporting the theater arts in education!

The Friends of the Theater Nominate Director Jason Zembuch for the 2019 Applaud My Teacher Excellence in Education Tony Award  




The Paladin Players Awarded Grant!

The Friends of the Theater is proud to announce that under The Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, the South Plantation High School theater program has been awarded a $5k grant from the American Theater Wing for desperately needed dance mirrors!! Thank you to Friend of the Theater Robin Case and District Grants Manager Rebecca Reichert-Cuffe for working so hard to secure this grant and most of all the American Theater Wing and Andrew Lloyd Webber for this tremendous gift.



It's very important that we make this clear as it has come to our attention that, despite Director Jason Zembuch's request to football parent volunteers that they specifically ask whether a guest is visiting the school for the football game or one of our productions (currently The Crucible) so as to determine if they should collect a parking fee, these volunteers have not be doing that and in fact, one particular football parent volunteer told Director Zembuch that she was NOT going to do that because they need to raise $7k for uniforms!

This parent clearly had no consideration of the fact that our production of The Crucible costs money to produce too. In fact, we are in the hole nearly $8, we make back through ticket sales, playbill advertising, concessions and our own fundraisers. What we do not do is charge for parking and we do not expect our theater patrons to pay for parking to support the football program.

So please be aware....if you are attending a show and it happens to coincide with a football game, make sure you tell any football parent volunteer that asks you for a parking fee that you are there for a Paladin Playhouse theater production and that the Paladin Playhouse never charges a parking fee.

Now Accepting Donations!

So you can't make evey show or fundraiser. We understand. Your life is busy. But you can still help and we have just made it easier to do that!! We have set up a way to donate to the South Plantation High School theater program! Please consider making a donation to the program. We receive ZERO dollars from the Broward School District. We have to raise all the money needed to produce our shows. That's why we need your help. So, if you can, please make a small donation. Our program changes lives.

Keep Calm and Learn Sign LanguageTheater For The Deaf Style at South Plantation High School

You may not be aware but South Plantation High School is recognized as the only cluster school in the Broward School District for the deaf and hard of hearing. Because of this unique status, theater program director Jason Zembuch chooses to direct all productions in a style known as "Theater For The Deaf" with all mainstage productions being performed in both voice and sign language. Come to a show and experience a "Theater For The Deaf" production for yourself and discover the beauty of a performance in both voice and sign language!

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