The Spitfire Grill is the fifth and final MVHS Drama Department performance for the 2016-17 school year, and it was a big one, Bruins.
The spring musical is a story of self-forgiveness, happiness, understanding, love and support. With twists, turns and unexpected happenings throughout, the full story will be revealed if you attend the performance, which we hope you will enjoy.
Just in case you need some help with that part, though, the cast would love to provide some insight into the show
Cassie Collins, when asked about rehearsals thus far, said, “Something I have loved is that during each rehearsal, we have been getting better and better. The feeling of family is in each rehearsal, and this is the closest I have been to any cast.”
She went on to say, “This is the best play I have been in. This play is the one play that I have felt the most accepted, and that has helped me push through all the bad in my life. Coming to this play will help relieve some stress and help you realize how amazing you are, and how much you can change. No one has the power to control you but you.”
Landon Taylor, when asked about rehearsals, said, “The Spitfire Grill isn’t your everyday ‘look at me’ showy musical. It’s main focus is the tear-jerking story that’s message has made us all bawl many times during rehearsals.”
A few senior students, that we unfortunately get to say goodbye and good luck to come the end of the school year, all commented on the performance as well, when asked if The Spitfire Grill was a good way to end senior year, Grant Stowell said, “Absolutely! Personally this is the most profound show I have been in. The plot can make an influence on an individual’s life.”
Naomi Wendt said, “I wish I’d gotten into theater sooner! I was in a couple musicals when I was younger but told myself ‘I didn’t have time in high school.’ Well, I still don’t have time, but I am SO glad I have the privilege of being in Spitfire. It has changed the way I approach life and further opened my eyes to the magic and power of storytelling and music. I couldn’t ask for a better cast to work with and group of people to call my dear friends. Here’s to the Spitfire!”
Sasha Chase said, “Yes, I think it is a great one. I find that it is touching, and loving and that it teaches a story of redemption. I know I have needed redemption in my life and maybe other students in the school can see themselves somewhere in it. The cast and crew want to end this year on a high note and this is a great way to do that.”
Sariah Budd concluded, “Yes, it’s very emotional and it means a lot to Mr. Randall and it feels great being able to work on it with everyone involved.”
If you need further incentive, Collins, when asked about the show from a spectator’s perspective, said, “Make sure to watch for the little changes in attitudes of each character, and the different ways some of them dress through the show. Also, pay attention for the songs ‘Shine,’ ‘Wild Bird,’ and ‘Way Back Home.’ These song are three different songs of change. With ‘Shine,’ you see her change during the song, and accepting herself. After ‘Wild Bird’ is standing up for yourself. And during and after ‘Way Back Home’ is accepting others around you and your faults and pushing past them. Also, if you ever look at the set, every piece is a stop sign. Everything has a reason. We all have points in our lives where we are stopped, but we can keep going after it is safe, just like the stop signs.”