Theater Arts Prepares for Play After Long Hiatus

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The theater department will perform a play on Dec 10 titled Godspell. Many changes and policies will be set so audiences can enjoy the play safely due to COVID-19.

After months of quarantine, this will be the first theater performance. Theater arts teachers Cy Scroggins and Emily Estes are raring to go for this reason and so are some students who will be performing in it.

“I’m just looking forward to seeing live theater again,” Scroggins said. “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen live theater because of the pandemic, I’m excited to have an audience and for the students to have the feeling of performing for the audience.”

Last year we had to cancel Sins of Sor Juana for One Act, it was just heartbreaking and we haven’t been able to do anything since.”

— Emily Estes

Running the show will be tighter with regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Not only will this affect audiences watching it but also the students performing in it. Clear masks will be used on stage so there can be facial expressions shown while staying safe and the department is double casting for roles just in case someone tests positive.

“I just think it’s gonna be a challenge with COVID and doing rehearsals,” Estes said. “Last year we had to cancel Sins of Sor Juana for One Act, it was just heartbreaking and we haven’t been able to do anything since.”

Students are ready to come back from this long hiatus of no live theater. Senior Delanie Patterson said that being with everybody again and doing rehearsals is fun. These rehearsals let students get to know their theater mates better while singing and dancing, which Delanie said “what’s more fun than that.”

Meeting all these new people who have never been in a musical before and just making connections while having fun on stage is the best part about it.”

— Zapryce Johnson

“Getting into the groove of it is the most fun about performing,” senior Zapryce Johnson said. “Meeting all these new people who have never been in a musical before and just making connections while having fun on stage is the best part about it.”

 

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