Before Thanksgiving Break, the High School came together for a week spent inside the Nomad Theater working on this year’s musical production, Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim. The vision for bringing this story into life came from Dr. Lawrence Mathews’ initial impulse last spring. Flying on the wings of his creative and enthusiastic vision, into rehearsal the high school students skipped. Each and every high school student had a hand in the creation of the production―from marketing, documentation, lights, sound, sets, effects, costumes, make-up and of course acting. The students were asked to “rise up” on many levels, and it was with pride and joy that they brought their work into performance before sold out audiences each night. The musical was a story full of magic, full of longing, of dreams, sadness, and full of hope and dedication to community. It was a story that we could and can all resonate with; a timeless story of growth, transformation, and of life’s highs and lows. Congratulations to those students who worked so hard on this production! And thank you, Shining Mountain community, for supporting them to shine so bright!
~Nita Davanzo, SMWHS Theater Director and Teacher
Watch scenes from the High School musical here: https://youtu.be/xHlU9Wo82Ic