Spartan Drama Grab Umbrellas For ‘Singing’ In The Rain’

Victoria Bilik, Guest writer

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As the year comes to a close, the Greater Atlanta Christian theatre community comes together in preparation for the highly anticipated performances of “Singin’ in the Rain.”

After a blockbuster performance of “My Fair Lady,” the actors are ready to wow their audiences one last time. “Singin’ in the rain,” is a romantic comedy that portrays the transition from silent films to films with audio.

“There’s a lot of big dance numbers that include tapping, and we are actually filming some silent film footage that will be used in the play, which is really exciting,” Mrs. Kristy Winkes, the theatre director, said. “It’s a really fun and upbeat play and it creates a fun way to end the year. The cast is having a blast rehearsing already.”

The performance will bring together a wide variety of students from across senior high. There are about 42 cast members and 10 crew members from grades nine through 12 in the production.

“I feel excited for the seniors of this production because many of them are going on to do amazing things, though I am sad to lose such talent,” Mrs. Winkes said, addressing Parker Jennings, David Connel, Julie Syiek, Trinity Washington, and Kalis Johnson’s last year in the theatre program. Some of the main cast members include Victoria Griffin, Garner Harsh, David Forsman, and John Michael Vestal. “I absolutely love playing Kathy. She is super fun and charming, and I find myself relating to many of her characteristics,” Griffin said.

Griffin, plays the lead actress in the production, Kathy Seldan. The students involved in the production of this play are excited and cannot wait to showcase their talents — both because of the opportunity it gives to explore new characterizations and because of the challenges they get to attempt.

“I love playing Don, because is a fun person to be around,” Forsman said. “He is also very challenging as a character due to the amount of choreography and singing he performs, but I enjoy every bit of it.”

The theatre community of GAC eagerly awaits their performances in “Singin’ in the Rain,” and hopes that everybody will come and support the production, May 3 at 7:30pm, May 5 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, and May 6 at 2:30pm. Come out and support your fellow Spartans!

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