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THE SCIENCE IS IN: SANTA’S SLEIGH IS PULLED BY A TEAM OF FEMALE REINDEER – National Post

“Twenty-year-old English major Cat Reynolds tweeted about Rudolph and the gang, and says she was surprised by the attention — and backlash — it received.”

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CAT REYNOLDS FCLC ’19 – Profile in HerCampus

“I have a couple different paths I’m still exploring. I came to New York to write musicals, which is still my ultimate goal. In the meantime, I’d be happy to work on environmental journalism, theater journalism, literary management, or editing non-fiction work at a publishing house.” READ MORE…


THIS THEORY ABOUT SANTA’S REINDEER ALL BEING WOMEN ACTUALLY MAKES A LOT OF SENSE – Bustle

“Needless to say, this kind of revelation didn’t go unnoticed. Her tweet has been retweeted more than 180,000 times, and it has garnered more than 609,000 likes.” READ MORE…


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 WHO RUNS THE SLEIGH? GIRLS! SCIENCE SAYS SANTA’S REINDEER ARE ACTUALLY ALL FEMALE – People
“Clearing up this misconception is important, at least to one pro-woman Twitter user, who wanted to make sure everybody on social media knew the truth. On Dec. 11, Cat Reynolds tweeted the following message, which has racked up more than 624K likes and 187K retweets to date.” READ MORE…

WAIT…ARE SANTA’S REINDEER ACTUALLY FEMALE? – KGW Portland (NBC Affiliate) 

“Is Santa’s sleigh actually pulled by a group of female reindeer? Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) shares the very plausible theory.” WATCH VIDEO HERE.


WOMAN REVEALS INCREDIBLE REVELATION ABOUT SANTA’S REINDEER – IT’S ALL IN THE ANTLERS – Mirror 

“As New Yorker Cat Reynolds recently pointed out, male reindeer shed their antlers long before Father Christmas ventures out on his sleigh (usually before December).” READ MORE…


MusicalWorks 2015 Full Performance


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A quick look at today’s MusicalWorks rehearsals…


“Thanks to all who auditioned for Thespian Musicalworks! The following Thespians were chosen for this week’s Festival presentation of Group, the original musical by Cat Reynolds of Troupe 7372, Cypress Ranch H.S., Texas…” READ MORE…


PLAYWORKS, MUSICALWORKS WINNERS CHOSEN – Educational Theater Association

“Four plays and one musical in the making have been selected for development and staging at the 2015 Thespian Festival, June 22-27 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The student authors will work with professional playwrights, directors, and corps of actors to put their scripts and songs on their feet.

Cat Reynolds from Cypress (Texas) Ranch High School was named the winning finalist of Thespian Musicalworks 2015, for the selection “More” from her original musical [Group]. The show deals with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. ‘I wrote this musical to truly highlight the struggles teenagers face, and how they’re often told to just be happy, or that it’s just a phase,’ Cat said. ‘I wanted to use my voice to speak for those who felt silenced… I want to prove to anyone watching [Group] that they are not alone.'” READ MORE…


CYPRESS RANCH SENIOR TAKES THEATER BY STORM – Houston Chronicle

“Fresh off winning a $3,000 scholarship at the Tommy Tune Awards, Rebekah Stanley starred May 7 in a new musical, ‘Group,’ which was written by Caitlin Reynolds, a fellow senior at Cypress Ranch High School….

The show at Cypress Academy of Performing Arts was good practice, Stanley said, for showcasing a shorter version the cast will perform at Thespian Festival 2015, to be held June 22–27 on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

‘My favorite song in the show is “More,” ‘ said the 18-year-old daughter of Kenneth and Roxanne Stanley.

The song challenges six teenagers in a support group for minors with depression to ask themselves how badly they want to break out of dysfunctional situations, said Stanley…” READ MORE…


CYPRESS RANCH SENIOR WINS COMPETITION! – CFISD

“’I was so incredibly humbled to win this award, and by the wonderful response my piece received from so many kind people,’ Reynolds said. ‘More importantly, I was honored to give a voice to such an important topic, and to share my passion with so many people. I cannot thank everyone enough for their overwhelming support, it is so wonderful to write and to know people will listen.'” READ MORE…


CYPRESS RANCH SENIOR WINS MUSICALWORKS COMPETITION – Cypress Creek Mirror

“Cypress Ranch High School senior Cat Reynolds has been named the winner of the 2014 Texas Thespians Musicalworks competition, which promotes original musical writing by high school students and is open to members of the International Thespian Society.

Reynolds’ winning selection is entitled ‘More,’ from her original musical, The Sessions. The original musical deals with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders among teenagers.” READ MORE…


CFISD STUDENT OF THE WEEK: CAT REYNOLDS – CFISD

“Sept. 17, 2014— Cypress Ranch High School senior Cat Reynolds, an aspiring songwriter and dramatic writer,was one of eight Senior Division winners named in the VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in August. Reynolds’ winning play, Group, follows the story of six teenagers who attend a support group for minors with depression.” READ MORE…


CYPRESS RANCH PLAYWRIGHT WINS NATIONAL AWARD – Cypress Creek Mirror

“Cypress Ranch High School senior, Cat Reynolds, was one of eight Senior Division winners named in the VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts last month…

‘I just can’t tell you how extremely proud we are of Cat. Cat has such a gift and passion for writing, whether it be full-scale musicals or plays,’ said Cypress Ranch fine arts chair Cheryl Bradford. ‘We will produce her VSA award-winning play this year, along with a new musical she is currently writing. I can see a very bright future for Cat in the industry!'” READ MORE…


WINNERS OF THE 2014 VSA PLAYWRIGHT DISCOVERY COMPETITION RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS – Press Release from The Kennedy Center

“VSA, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, announces the  winners of the 2014 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition. Eight high school playwrights from the Senior Division (grades 10-12) are invited to participate in a weekend of pre-professional activities at the Kennedy Center during the annual Page-to-Stage festival. The young playwrights will engage with seasoned professional playwrights, directors and actors to refine their scripts and further develop their playwriting skills. The winning plays include On the Isle of the Lotus-Eaters by Andrew Child, In Your Shoes by Nayereh Doosti, Skin Deep by Hannah Jarzombek, SpaceGirl by Emma Morris, HAPPY  by Billy Recce, Group by Caitlin Reynolds, Layover by Madalyn Rymer, and Ikelos by JC Statt. Selected excerpts from four scripts will be performed on the Millennium Stage on Sunday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. The free performance will be streamed live on the Kennedy Center website and archived for future viewing…” READ MORE

 

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