Musicals

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Rachel Nightingale (10) is also a performer in the musicals. She is singing a song from the past fall cabaret.

Rachel Nightingale (10) is also a performer in the musicals. She is singing a song from the past fall cabaret. "I love the feeling of performing in front of people, it's such a rush," Nighingale said.

Claire Guthery

Rachel Nightingale (10) is also a performer in the musicals. She is singing a song from the past fall cabaret. "I love the feeling of performing in front of people, it's such a rush," Nighingale said.

Claire Guthery

Claire Guthery

Rachel Nightingale (10) is also a performer in the musicals. She is singing a song from the past fall cabaret. "I love the feeling of performing in front of people, it's such a rush," Nighingale said.

Logan Klein

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Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid and many more musicals are all great performances put on by the Drama Department. Sam Alaback (12) got into the musical atmosphere through an upperclassman when he was a freshman. He was very nervous and almost didn’t try out for his first musical, then on the last day of tryouts he went, stood on stage and gave it his best shot. 

The Drama program is a big deal, and there is a lot of competition for different parts and lead roles. Alaback has been performing in musicals since his freshman year at school. He had no past experience in this field, but brought a lot to the table when he ended up getting the part as Gaston from Beauty and the Beast his freshman year. Through hard work and determination he gets a lot of lead roles in the musicals. He has been in many more musicals since his freshman year gaining experience through each one. He is a senior and is getting close to performing his last musical and wants to make the most of it before it’s too late.

“It’s really great getting a lead part because it is very fulfilling and you get to see all your hard work on stage,” Alaback said. 

Breck Hathcoat (10), got into musicals during her middle school years. She genuinely enjoys the different types of musicals that the school produces. Her first musical at school was also freshman year. Another one of her favorite parts about musicals is show week when everyone gets to know each other and become close. Being an underclassman you have a very different perspective on performing in musicals because you may not have most of the lead parts. Being an upperclassman you also might have a different view because you probably will have more lead parts and you are looked upon by underclassmen.

“All of the seniors and juniors are really supportive and they welcomed us in and there’s lots of fun traditions that they introduce us too,“ Hathcoat said. 

Mrs. Hoagland, one of the musical directors, has been directing musicals for the fine arts program since 2007. She loves directing musicals with Mrs. Junger and seeing the musicals all come together. 

“The whole concept of growth of where you start and where you end and to see how far, not just as a cast and crew you can go but as individual humans,” Hoagland said.

The whole musical environment is a great atmosphere even if you have never been in musicals before where you can learn and grow and meet so many new people. The next musical is this spring and they will start selling tickets soon.