With the arrival of second semester, the Walkersville High School Drama Department is preparing for the Spring production of Cinderella.
Theatre/English teacher and director of the play Heather McFadden said, “This year, my student designers are in my theatre classes, so we have concentrated time to research and design our set and really push the unexpected. It is hard to think of how we could top the wow factor of Mary Poppins with the flying, but we’re hoping to create a very magical experience for our Cinderella audience.”
McFadden stated, “This show is special to me because it was the first musical I ever directed, ten years ago, and it was the first show Ms. Martin, our vocal instructor, and I worked on together. We’ve both learned so much in the past ten years and we’re eager to apply all that knowledge and confidence in this production!”
“We have another large cast, so we’re thinking of creative ways to engage everyone in the cast and bring the classic tale to life in an unexpected, seemingly ‘impossible’ way. But as the Fairy Godmother concedes, ‘Impossible things are happening every day!’” added McFadden.
Senior and Stage Manager Skylar Boyer said, “Expect something magical!”
“I am Grace who is one of the step sisters. This is very different from other productions for me mostly because I’m not normally the evil one, and over all Ms. McFadden has a lot of tricks up her sleeve that are going to take the show to another level. Everyone should expect to be swept away into the storyline and truly feel that they’re at the Prince’s ball themselves,” said junior Erin Kopit.
Sophomore Erika Long will be playing the lead role as Cinderella. She commented, “This is my first lead so it has so far been very different from other productions I have done. You should expect a slight twist on the classic fairytale we all know and love but it’s one that you shouldn’t miss!”
Cinderella will be showing on April 19th-22nd, and the 26th-29th.