By Allie Jackson
Once upon a time in a performing arts center far far away, a high school drama department performed Sleeping Beauty. The play, directed by Mr. Wyatt Hester, told the story of a young princess and a young prince. The princess is cursed, she falls in love with a prince, she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel, she falls into a deep sleep, the prince kills the bad lady and you probably know the rest. It’s a classic love story and our drama department did an excellent job at bringing it to life.
Sleeping Beauty was a charming and fun play filled with musical numbers, silly fairies, a scary witch who casts spells, and a teensy bit of romance. Our Prince and Princess who was played by Mr. Erron Jones and Miss. Gabby Nalley, answered some of my “after the show” questions.
Question 1: How do you think it went?
Gabby: “I think the play went very well!”
Erron: ” It was fantastic!”
Question 2: What were you most nervous about?
Gabby: “I was most nervous about not doing the songs well enough. I felt like I wouldn’t have made the best Aurora if I didn’t have my songs down!”
Erron: ” It would most definitely be the kiss in the play. I was so nervous about my face turning a very dark shade of red!”
Question 3: What was it like playing opposite your boyfriend/girlfriend in real life?
Gabby: “I felt like we didn’t have to act all that much. It felt almost natural. Nothing was forced.”
Erron: “I was extremely excited, but also extremely nervous. I was 10x more comfortable with the fact Gabby was Aurora, but at the same time, I was 10x as nervous. I don’t know why, but I just felt that way.”
Some photos from the play:
Sleeping Beauty was an excellent conclusion to the year. Seniors JJ Richards, Erin Wolfe, Tyson Vallance, Zoe Vallance, Huechi Xiong, and Chuy, made their final debut on our MCHS stage during Sleeping Beauty. Don’t worry though, we have some newbies coming up to bat in the drama department as well. If you want to see some of the younger classmen in action, there will be three evenings of Dinner Theater’s put on by our Drama 1 and 2 classes. Here is the flyer: