By: Stephano Puertas
So far this year, MVHS Drama has been outstanding! It was a very exclusive experience starting with incredible performances in the Scottish Shakespeare play, MacBeth. By transforming the ‘Little Theatre into a dark, gloomy, underground cave, the latex on the characters faces along with three fantastic witches made the show creepy and had that vast feeling of darkness. All of it was done with incredible work and direction of Mr. Randall.
Afterward, the MVHS Drama moved on to a smaller performance or different performances, if you will. A drama class related stories, written by students, read and performed by students. SASRT (Short Attention Span Reader’s Theatre) are performances where all Drama class students are required to participate it. Whether you wrote a SASRT or performed in one, it was night of celebration and fun for the Drama Department.
Next, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain and the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet, it's "Oklahoma!". The show was an immensely well put musical where the cast and crew came together to create a truly spectacular show. It was definite experience to go through whether you were on stage performing or an audience member watching.
As for upcoming shows and events, the senior play, "Greater Tuna" is in development and will open January 13. It is a comedy containing all the great seniors from the Drama 4 class. It has promised to make the audience laugh and have an all out good time.
Mr. MV is also in progress right now and is deciding the nominees and participants for the show. It will be Friday, February 12, so make sure you vote and you come watch the show. It’ll certainly be a blast and is being put together by the amazing, Carissa Lopez!
Cast lists for the shows, Blithe Spirit and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown have officially been posted near the Drama room! Make sure to swing by and check the exciting casts of the great shows coming up next! It’ll be grand time when these shows come around in February and March.
Later on in the year, we will have the annual One Act Plays, where again Drama class students are required to audition for and participate.
All in all, it has been and will continue to be, an incredible year for the Drama Department and MVHS as a whole. Our bruins try every year to do their best in these shows and produce great shows every year. MVHS Drama Department would not be as great as it is now, if it weren’t for the students each year.