Art & Life

College plans multiple in-person theater productions

The theater department is excited to host a live performance after last year’s quarantine.  

Faculty and students alike, are excited to go back to a live performance while maintaining the school’s protocols regarding social distancing and masks.   

This November they will perform, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by Rachel Scheinken and William Finn, a fast-paced musical comedy set around a middle school spelling bee and the impact it has on its quirky young participants and adult organizers.  

It was decided for its light-hearted and fun tone and would be able to provide a challenge for the students involved according to the director, choreographer and music director. 

Auditions were held earlier this month. Nine students were set to play the young spellers and the adult organizers. Five more students are serving on the production team with the roles of stage manager, assistant stage manager, music assistant, choreography assistant and assistant director .  

The students threw in as much energy as they could to perform.   

Two more plays are planned for the rest of the academic year. “Failure: A Love Story” by Phillip Dawkins. A whimsical musical fable centered around the lives of the Fail sisters as they die one by one. This production is planned for February.  

“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, a drama set during the Salem Witchcraft trials and the resulting hysteria from the townspeople turning on each other. The play is expected next April. 

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