Drama students put on children’s theater
Posted December 4
With heroes and villains on stage, drama students produced several original short plays for the annual children’s theater, which had local school children cheering from their seats.
For the past month, drama 2 and 3 students have been busy writing scripts or adapting stories and rehearsing their shows for children’s theater Thursday and Friday. The half-hour shows were all student-directed, and drama 3 students were also responsible for managing lighting and sound and creating sets.
“We all put in our ideas, and it’s exciting when everything comes together,” said junior Kevin Ngo.
Every two hours during the two days of children’s theater, 200-300 grammar school students came to the Performing Arts Center to watch the shows. There was dancing, singing and plenty of kid-friendly humor.
Students say it was a good experience to work on a play where they have to do everything from scratch. They learned just how much effort, responsibility and teamwork putting on a show requires.
“It’s a reality check of how hard theater is,” sophomore Jenny Harriman said.