P-R-O-G-R-E-S-S, PROGRESS by Laura Keena
I am happy to say that our Teen Theatre production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is well underway! No little feat, I can assure you!!
In the course of our tech week we have added a litany of elements; costumes, microphones, additional props, lighting, the live orchestra…it can get pretty crazy. My hope is that from rehearsal to rehearsal our students can not only retain the new information but also continue to develop their performances as we get closer to opening night…which is tonight!
The audience participation element of this show has been a real work in progress. Our fearless tech crew have been drafted into service on that front, which has turned out to be a priceless asset. Having our techies stand in has given the cast a sense of control over a part of the show that had previously felt a little scary.
I must say, my favorite example of progress is, in spite of what has felt like a fast and furious schedule, these young actors are dedicated enough to put in the extra work to make this show extraordinary.
I really H-O-P-E everyone who knows these talented teens sees this show. I’m delighted and proud to say that there are some genuinely great performances to see this weekend. Don’t miss it!! May 15th & 16th @ 7pm, 17th @ 5pm, 18th @ 3pm.