Musical cast performs in front of first real audience


Students involved in this year’s musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed two matinee shows for the elementary and middle schools on Nov. 10 and 11.

Students had to miss over half the school day to perform in front of the show’s first real audience.

“I really like matinees because they feed us and we get to miss class,” junior Rachel Stritt said. “Making up work is hard, but it’s worth it.”

The matinees tend to serve as a good practice for the cast and crew.

“I thought the matinees went really well,” junior Jared Thom said. “We still have some issues with our timing backstage and coming in with Johnny and the pit, but we’re doing pretty well.”

Though some embrace the fact that after so many months of practice, they are finally performing in front of an actual audience, others don’t enjoy the audience they have.

“The kids are a terrible audience,” junior Michaela VonLintel said. “They don’t clap, don’t laugh at our jokes and don’t appreciate what we’re doing.”

Though matinees may be hard for the cast, most participants in the musical thoroughly enjoy what they are doing.

“The matinees are really fun,” freshman Dhir Patel said. “They give us a really nice breakfast.”

The cast encourages everyone to attend the musical on Nov. 13, 14, 15 and 16.