Gage Baker

Posters for the Spring musical are placed all over the town and high school to advertise the production.

Gage Baker, Staff Writer & Photographer

The spring musical has been subtly making its way to the attention of the students and the community, and the performers are ready to put on a show with a whole new level of originality.

Cinderella, played by Meghan O’Hara ‘15 will co-star with Jack Rogers ‘16, as the role of The Prince. It has been in production since November 26th; the better part of four months of work. This would include stagecraft, lighting, cues, among hours of singing, dancing, and acting rehearsal.

The director, performing arts teacher Mr. Moberly, said “We started November 26th. There were over 140 auditions”. This large amount of involvement in the arts program is far from surprising, for the shows they put on are hard to forget.

Musicals consist of three main components. Acting, Singing, and Dancing. Director Moberly said “the music is intricate. It’s a challenge”. Over the past three months, the chemistry between the characters of the production are evident.

This musical came from a 1997 updated version of the original Cinderella. This more recent adaptation has taken the original language and characters, and attempted to modernize them.

The new angle that Director Moberly is taking explores the idea of a “steam-punk” themed Cinderella. What this means is the show will be based around a Victorian-styled environment with an influence of mechanical machinery to add a twist to the original story.

Performances will be held in the BPAC on March 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7 P.M. and also at 1 P.M. on the 14th.