by Amanda Breeden and Brooke Smith
Amanda Breeden: Cast members start rolling in to the multipurpose room. Production crew prepares the stage and sound equipment for the show. Makeup artists prepare the cast for the big show(s). All of this can only mean one thing: it’s show time! Students from 5th grade through 12th grade participated in a student-lead production of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. There were two showings on April 26th and April 25th, and they were all really entertaining. From a crew member standpoint, it can be a little stressful at times with keeping up with cast members or props for the show itself. Regardless of all the stress that can build up from being unprepared for a scene, or having technical problems throughout the show, we always come through. Getting the cast ready for the shows was also amazing. All of the makeup and hair took some time, of course, but it was definitely worth it.
Brooke Smith: And from an acting standpoint, it was a blast. Making sure you have all your props and knowing where you’re supposed to be can be difficult, but everybody did a really nice job, especially considering all the first time cast members. There was always something to laugh about, from dance parties in between shows to improvised scenes. It was a blessing to work with such a talented and hilarious cast and crew. A lot of sweat and tears (from laughter) went into the show, and the fruit of the labor was a memorable experience and show that turned out better than anyone expected.