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It’s musical time again! The GHS Drama Club is preparing for their spring play, Mamma Mia. The entire cast and crew have been excited about this popular musical since its announcement. With Mrs. Jenkins, Ms. AB, and Ms. Streich directing it, this play will be amazing. With practices starting mid-January, the students will have just enough time to perfect the play before the show nights on April 18th, 19th, and 20th. “Musicals take a lot of time due to additional music and choreography rehearsals on top of the blocking and lines rehearsals, so we’re definitely on crunch time.” Said Emma Blaum ‘24.

Lots of students were excited to participate in Mamma Mia, and the drama club is seeing many new faces. There were lots of people at auditions, and most of them got a part that they liked. People are liking the larger cast for this play, Emma Blaum even said, “The cast is really big, so it’s been great getting to know new people and being able to joke around and have a good time with everyone.” Those who didn’t want a speaking role got roles in the ensemble, backstage, or sound and lights. 

When going through scenes and choreography, the actors and actresses are usually in the cafeteria or library, but when they learn and practice the songs, they get to go to Ms. Streich’s room in the new GEMS building. Making a comeback, Tracy Jenkins helps with some of the choreography and the costumes. When asked about his feelings over Tracy Jenkins returning to help, Charlie Duncan ‘24 said, “I’m excited to see Tracy return, she has always been great with choreo and costumes.” With Tracy helping with this play, there are now four directors, including Mrs. Jenkins, Tracy Jenkins, Ms. AB, and Ms. Streich. “Sometimes it feels like a lot, but in the end, it’s nice to have the extra sets of eyes to help spot my mistakes and give me constructive criticism.” Said Charlie.

The students put their best efforts into memorizing their lines, choreography, and songs. Learning the choreography for each song takes effort, but it all pays off when they can successfully go through the entire song while singing, and dancing. 

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