“New York City is also a great experience for the kids, but it is very expensive,” Brown said.
The drama club began rehearsing for the current production at the beginning of November, and hit the stage within a few weeks. It began with a excerpt for elementary students, a teaser to get them interested in the drama club, and concluded with the production for the entire community.
Pessa Miner, a senior, has participated in drama club since seventh grade.
“I just love being able to act and to be with all kinds of new and different people.”
Miner was unsure about participating in drama club this year until she was given the role of Merlin the wizard.
“I was the only senior in the production.”
Kenna Barnes first considered backstage work but then successfully tried out for a part.
“You just get to kid around and be young.”
McDonald appreciated seeing the cast and crew come together to make the production a hit.
She also liked being challenged by her role as a villain.
“I always wanted to do an evil laugh,” she said. “The only part I didn’t like is I was so evil, no one really laughed at me.”