Drama club practices for Peter Pan Jr.

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Ninth grader, Taylor Berardi, practices for The upcoming play, Peter Pan Jr. She portrayed the part of being a pirate. Photo by Joanne Pringle

Drama club is preparing to act out Peter Pan Jr. on stage. With midterms and benchmarks coming up, students and teachers involved with Peter Pan Jr. are overwhelmed by the work occurring this week.

  The musical is running smoothly and the students involved are having a great time being  a part of it.

  “I think the show is going marvelously. We have a great cast and crew. The students are very motivated,” drama club director Kathy Morgan said.

 “I think it’s going fantastic. I’m really excited to be a part of the play,” ninth grade drama club student Taylor Beradi said.

 “I think the production is going good,” ninth grade drama club student Kayla David said.

With testing and midterms occurring throughout the school year, students and teachers have to make time for school work.

“Time management is the key. Doing extra work on top of regular rehearsals and teaching, that’s always going to be something that’s going to occur,” Morgan said.

“I have play practice after school and then after I find time to get my homework done,” Beradi said.

“I try to get my work done in school and then at home after play practice,” David said.

Maintaining extra curricular activities after school can be stressful and obstacles can occur.

“At this point in Peter Pan Jr. we really have not had any obstacles. Sometimes there are little things that pop up but nothing that can not be alleviated. So far it’s been clear sailing,” Morgan said.

“I would say the most stressful part about the production is the final week of rehearsal,” Morgan said

“Sometimes it’s hard to remember when practices are and there is a lot of music to remember which makes it sometimes stressful,” Beradi said.

“Staying after school until five o’clock every day is stressful,” David said.

  With all the effort put into Peter Pan Jr., there is a lot of rewarding outcomes.

“When you see them up on stage performing the entire show for a pact house it’s alll worth it,” Morgan said.

“Making new friends and being on stage. I love being on stage,” Beradi said.

“The play will make me have less stage fright,” David said.

 Tickets will be available for the play in March.

Ninth grader, Taylor Berardi, practices for The upcoming play, Peter Pan Jr.  She portrayed the part of being a pirate.  Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ninth grader, Taylor Berardi, practices for The upcoming play, Peter Pan Jr. She portrayed the part of being a pirate.
Photo by Joanne Pringle