Production for spring musical excites students involved

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

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The spring musical has been in production for weeks now, as students, along with the two directors of the musical Chad Pape and Virginia Pape are preparing for the first showing in February. 

Rehearsals for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” have taken place after school 3:30-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Rezac Auditorium. 

As of right now, the students have high expectations for the musical with the amount of effort that each student has put in.

“I’m more excited than ever,” junior Emily Ward said. “Everyone is really working together and sharing some great ideas.”

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” also features many large musical numbers, which also thrill the students who are involved.

“I think right now, I’m most excited for the large group numbers and seeing how they come together with the whole cast,” Ward said.

Even though there is a lot of excitement for the musical, one of the downfalls that the actors are going to have to overcome is the fact that the musical takes place in England, which means that the actors will need to perfect their British accents for more realism.

“I’m least excited for having to speak in a British accent,” Ward said. “It’s going to take a lot of practice on my part.”

The musical is still in its early phase of production, so the students have pretty similar opinions and expectations. While most everyone is nervous for the first showing, the excitement is still there within the students as they prepare.

“I have really high hopes for the musical this year. Everyone is working really hard and giving their all,” Ward said. “I think as long as we keep it up, it’s going to be a really great show.”

The musical will open on Feb. 23 in Rezac Auditorium.