Freshman/Sophomore Drama

The underclassman drama students have spent the past few weeks preparing for the show High School Musical which was performed this past weekend.

Auditions for the play were held after Christmas break and the cast was posted on the following Sunday. To everyone’s surprise there was no “Troy” on the cast list. It took Mrs. B about 3 weeks to finally get a “Troy”. Once “Troy”, Jeff Hornsby, was cast the scripts were ready to be handed out.

The basket ball team featuring Troy Bolton, (Jeff Hornsby) Chad Danforth, (Meg Waldeck) and Coach Bolton (Taylor Sauer). (Photo courtesy: Olivia Short).

The basket ball team featuring Troy Bolton, (Jeff Hornsby) Chad Danforth, (Meg Waldeck) and Coach Bolton (Taylor Sauer). (Photo courtesy: Olivia Short).

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Mrs. Darbus (Caroline Sietz) and the Announcer (Makenzie Coon) announcing the spring musical. (Photo courtesy: Olivia Short).

Sharpey Evans (Makenzie Nevil) and Ryan Evans (Natalie Stgeorge) during bop to the top.

Sharpey Evans (Makenzie Nevil) and Ryan Evans (Natalie Stgeorge) during bop to the top.

Everyonegot their scripts about 3 months before the play and the leads, such as Kelly Lambers, immediately started learning their lines for the big night. By the time the leads started rehearsing, March 21st, for the show all lines were memorized.

Before the rest of the cast even started practicing, the tickets for the spectacular show went on sale. The tickets sold out the first day, which is great for the drama department. However tickets sold out before any non drama students had access to purchase tickets. Mrs. B thus decided to add a show on Friday night, which was originally the dress rehearsal.

This meant the that everyone who was not a lead would get even less practice for the big show. From March 21st till about April 20th only the leads had practiced the play. Then 3 days before the what was supposed to be opening night the whole cast, that is the ones who don’t also play sports, joined in the madness and began to practice the show.

With the extra performance added in some sports fanatics first practice was the day of the show. The quick run through before the Friday Night performance was the only practice they had.

The opening and closing scenes were some of the best to watch because everyone just had so much energy and looked like they were having a blast up on the stage. I was also very impressed when everyone clapped in unison that shows just how well these underclassman came together.

The shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were wonderful. I was glad to see the freshman and sophomores were able to pull it off in such little time. Everyone in the show did a great job and it was cool to see fellow students, teachers, and family’s supporting the actors. It was great by everyone who took part in High School Musical. Just remember we’re all in this together!

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