THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUUUSIIICCCCCCCCC. Or rather, Woodland will come alive with the sound of music December 11th and 12th when the Woodland Drama Club puts on the winter musical, The Sound of Music. The entire cast has been working hard to bring the best show they can to the eager audience.
“We are all working tirelessly to memorize all the lines and choreography,” says Matthew Pumarejo, a freshman. “We have been staying until four each day after school, and the week before the show we are staying until seven to practice.”
In addition to working hard to nail their scenes and lines, the cast is also working hard on welcoming and creating bonds with the new members of drama club.
“There are a lot of new people in the cast and having The Sound of Music as their first production is really great for cast bonding,” said Sarah McVeigh, a senior.
Tina Vlamis, a sophomore, believes that the efforts to create bonds between the cast is working.
“This is my first year doing a Woodland show, and I am completely taken aback by how everyone has become a family,” said Vlamis. “They [the seniors] have really encouraged camaraderie among the cast, which is important because everyone is motivated to do their best when they feel connected to everyone. ”
The high school students are not the only ones putting in a major effort. This year, a five year old girl will be playing the role of the youngest of the Von Trapp children, Gretl.
“Normally the cast consists of similar aged high school students working towards a common goal, but now we have someone that is in a totally different age group and mindset, adding excitement and energy that might not normally be seen in a high school production.” said McVeigh. “Having such a young kid on set seemed as though it would be very difficult to handle, but it brought something special to the cast.”
The Sound of Music will be performed in the Woodland auditorium on December 11th at 7:00 and December 12th at 2:00 and 7:00. Tickets are $10 and can either be bought at the door, reserved or purchased from DECA during lunch waves.