DHS drama department rehearses for spring musical

The DHS drama department’s spring musical “Bring It On” is sneaking up on the MPS calendar. As the opening weekend approaches, the drama department’s line-cramming and extensive rehearsals commence. Because of this show’s specific demand for hip-hop dancing, cheerleading stunts, and wide-range vocals, it is crucial that every second of rehearsal is productive.

“A lot of people are stepping out of their comfort zones and trying new things,” senior Abbey Stolz said. “I’ve been a pommer for the past four years, but now I’m learning how to fly and stunt for my role in the show.”

Although the rehearsal times vary depending on what role they have, the entire drama department meets at least three times a week for two to three hours per rehearsal. In this time, Kathy Snyder, psychology teacher and varsity cheer coach, works with the cast on cheer and stunting. Gina Kearly, head choreographer, teaches dance moves to the 11 musical numbers, and Amy Bushey, social studies teacher and musical director, works with the actors.

“It’s going to be a lot of work from everyone involved, whether or not you’re a lead,” Stolz said. “It’s all worth it in the end though.”

To learn more about the show’s story, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_It_On_the_Musical

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