Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

By Raegan Terry

With LHS’s spring children’s play “Hansel and Gretel” coming soon the actors are becoming more and more excited.

Ms. Kelly Bales is most excited about the props of the play because she likes how her kids get to express themselves.

“It’s a lot of fun, we have a ton of colors and figuring out how to integrate the candy parts into,” said Bales. 

Selena Huerta is most excited about the upcoming play because of the role she got. 

“I did audition for her [The Gingerbread Witch] originally just because my past roles were like more happy and good characters and I get to play an antagonist,” said Huerta. 

Hansel and Gretel takes place when two siblings Hansel the brother and Gretel the little sister are abandoned by their parents. The kids must survive after they run into a forest. While in the forest the two siblings run into a gingerbread house and are taken by the Gingerbread Witch that lives in a Gingerbread house with candy. The Witch then takes the kids captive and the kids work together to escape and survive the Gingerbread Witch.

This will mark the last play of the 2023-2024 school year which makes Drama and Stagecraft excited for the play. 

“I am most excited for it to be over,” said Bales.

This will be Huerta’s last play at Lowry High. She is ready to perform for the kids.

“Probably when I first come out on stage because seeing the kids and the audience’s reaction when I come out, it’ll be pretty interesting to see,” said Huerta.

The play brings excitement to Mikayla Dossey since she loves the interaction with kids.

“I’d have to say I’m most excited to interact with all the kids and make them feel that they’re playing a role in the play as well,” said Dossey. “It helps the play come alive.”

Maygan Robinson is played as Lydia who is a gypsy and Echo who is a young girl and a forest sprite. 

Like many others, Robinson is excited to interact with the kids and is excited to show off how well the stage and drama are dedicated.

Jacob Wollsey plays Hansel in the play which is one of the lead characters. For senior Woolsey, this will be the last play he will ever perform. 

“My favorite part about the children’s play being my last play is being able to interact with the little kids,” said Woolsey. “The little kids are what makes it super fun.”

Woolsey will miss all the relationships he has made through Drama. 

“I will miss the sense of friendship we all have because drama is really just being in a class with a really big group of friends,” said Woolsey.

Woolsey and others have put lots of effort into putting on this play. 

“The hardest part about this play was being able to memorize all of our lines,” said Woolsey. “This time around we had less time to rehearse lines and they are pretty long and difficult to remember.”

The Drama and Stagecraft are working hard to have a great turnout for their play.

They are working hard on memorizing their lines and stage directions while Stagecraft is dedicated to bringing the play to life with the sets, costumes and props.

Lowry High School’s play was performed March 18, 2024 to March 21, 2024.