Seussical the Musical Takes Center Stage

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Rachel Banks, Aracely Morales, Emily Coder, Staff Writers

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Sketch! Trace! Paint!

The Art Club organization, led by Nancy Keener and President Katie Brammer, has been working side by side to create six gigantic book covers. The Art Club sketched, painted and worked on little details non-stop for weeks to get these props done and ready for Seussical. They worked on the props during their art class period and after school on Wednesdays. The club’s hard work will pay off past the initial performances of the musical. The props will be sold to the highest bidder who will be performing the play for next year.

“It was a lot of work but a lot of fun. I’d do it again any time,” said Senior Rachel Banks.

 

Sew, A Needle Pulling Thread

Senior Katie Brammer is participating in sewing costumes for the musical. Brammer said the entire costume crew gets together every day during second hour to sew, and some of the crew members stay after school for a few hours to put in a little extra work. The crew has made too many costumes to count. Each cast member wears between one to three costumes per show. Brammer said this musical has been1024x768.DSCN9097 a new experience.

She said, “This musical takes a lot of hard work, cleaning, and a lot of fun, but it does get messy, but overall, I’ve grown stronger in my creativity.”

 

Lights! Ready! Rehearse!

In preparation for the six performances they will have, the entire cast of Seussical the Musical has been working their tails off for months. They report to the PAC first thing in the morning and stay there until they1024x768.DSCN9026 are released to class around 5th or 6th period. Then they come back after school to rehearse some more.

“I’ve been up since 4 a.m.,” said Senior Shawn Villines.

So when you see the musical Friday or whenever you see it, take a second and think about how much blood, sweat, tears, time and effort have gone into the production.

 

Testing, Testing, 1,2,3

They are the real Men/Women in Black. They are behind the scenes, making Seussical come alive. Between changing the set, cueing spotlights and running sounds, the techies stay on top of everything.

“I make sure that t1024x768.DSCN9088he show gets done with no troubles, and everything and everyone gets on stage on the right time,” said Senior Maddie Roe.

“I make sure that the ropes and the props go down at the appropriate time of the show,” said Senior Drake Martin.

“I call spotlight cues,” said Senior Madison Smith.

 

Lights! Ready! Music!

When watching a musical, you don’t often think about where the music is coming from. That’s where the Pit Orchestra comes in. They work just as hard as the rest of the cast – at All-Region time of year, no less – not memorizing lines but learning new music and how to apply it t1024x768.DSCN9064o the show.

“Pit is a bittersweet scenario; it’s a lot of hard work but pays off in the end,” said Junior Wesley Dutton.

With only 23 members of the pit, including Mr. David Townsend on saxophone, Mr. Ricky Morrow on drums and Mrs. Terri Whitworth on keyboard, they have to work extra hard to add that extra little personality to the show.