Monday, March 13, 2017

When the Music’s Over: What Student Actors are Doing After the Musical

 


Well, the time has come, made itself known, and has now blown past us like an express train heading to New York City. The Addams Family Musical, like all musicals I’ve done in high school, was a rocking roller coaster of practice and perfection, all leading up to three days of pure excitement and fun. Now that it’s all over - the productions, the makeup, the costumes, the long hours of practicing, the Saturday rehearsals, it feels like there is a large hole of time where the whole experience used to be. I feel that’s what a lot of my fellow actors feel now that the curtains has been closed for the last time and an array of metal supports and water has once again taken up residence in the auditorium pit. To find out more, I asked what they’ll be doing now that they have all of this free time.

Blaze Dalio, who played Gomez Addams, said that he had “Absolutely nothing,” planned and when asked what he’ll use his new found free time for, the answer was simple, “Sleep.” The same answer came from Steven Sullivan, who played Mal Beineke.

Zander Papandrikos, who played Lurch, jokingly replied, “Crying,” before saying he would be involved in other student productions.

Nina Strowe, who played one of the ancestors, answered, “Fixing my sleep schedule.” Another Ancestor, Ryden Mederos, had absolutely no idea on what to do now that the Musical was over.

Kaela Panicucci replied the same as Blaze and Steven, “Sleeping.” It can be seen that sleep is now in the mind of almost all of the actors now the musical is over, and after all of the hard work put into the production, it can be said that they deserve some good R&R.

      Personally, now that I have a large portion of time back in my life, I hope to put it to good use. First, I want to get back to writing my science fiction stories that I have been working on for just over a year now, and one day hope to publish in a book. Not only that, I would love to get back into the swing of things with The Oracle, now that I have all the time in the world to discover great new stories and share them with the world. I can’t wait to get back to work and provide your, the reader, with the highest grade reporting a SHS student can ask for!

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