High expectations for ‘High School Musical’
Saltus students are currently preparing to perform in the school production of ‘High School Musical’. Opening night of the play is February 24th, and it is being performed at neighbours, the Berkeley Institute, cafetorium.
‘High School Musical’ is basically about two high school students who fall in love through music.
The male lead, played by Shammon Thomas, is a star basketball player while the female lead, played by Katie Witwoski, is a very smart and academic girl.
However, they come together in a great way, through songs, and end up performing on stage for their school.
The cast of this production are working extremely hard, preparing for the February 24th opening.
So far everything seems to be running quite smoothly. They are working and practicing at lunch times, after school, and even on the weekends proving their dedication to the event.
However, it is not to be forgotten that the cast are not the only ones making this happen.
Many teachers are helping with things like painting the scenes, as well as everyone who is working backstage on props or costume.
Also the lighting crew is very important in this play because they have to get to know and use the Berkeley theatre’s lights to make the lights match the spectacular music.
Another thing that Saltus is pleased about is the age mix of the actors.
There are some Year 7 students who are only 11 acting next to some 18 year old SGY2 students.
This fits nicely with the School’s motto this year of connecting the communities.
After the success of Saltus’s school production last year, and their performance at the Shakespeare festival, this year’s ‘High School Musical’ has immense expectations and is shaping up to be one of the greater plays in the school’s long history.
Nonetheless, with the wonderful Berkeley cafetorium, magnificent Saltus cast and crew, and fabulous support from their parents, it will almost certainly be a huge success.