Suwannee Democrat

Home

March 21, 2014

‘Oklahoma!’ to be showcased at SHS

SHS Theater Dept. to perform spring musical

Live Oak —

The Suwannee High School Theater Department is slated to perform for their spring musical, a production of the timeless classic, “Oklahoma!”. Student performances are March 26 and 27 and community performances are March 28 at 7 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. Admission is $7. Students will be selling tickets in advance and they will be available at the door.

Big production

SHS drama teacher Emily Bass agrees “Oklahoma!” is a pretty hefty production for any theater group regardless of experience level. 

“We picked it together last year,” said Bass. “We thought it was a good show for us because we have such a large senior class.”

Bass has 21 seniors graduating from the drama program this year and many of them were her first students as freshmen. She’s been teaching drama for four years at SHS.

“Lots of returning kids, but we also have a lot of new kids,” said Bass. “We have a lot of freshmen who came in.” 

She said it’s a huge show and definitely the biggest one they’ve taken on so far.

“I’m excited,” said Bass. “I think it’s going to be a fun show. It’s different from anything we’ve done before.”

They also chose the musical for it’s large male cast which her theater department has.

“I think we have 35 cast members and about 15 crew, so there are 50 kids involved,” said Bass. “It’s a big show. Lots of dance and singing.”

In January, after returning from the winter break, they began four days a week rehearsals and realized with big productions comes different and often greater challenges.

“I think some of the challenges are working with such a large group just because we have such a small space,” said Bass. “With that number of kids and plus some of the technical issues has made it challenging.”

Text Only
Local News
Suwannee Democrat

Sports
Jasper News
Mayo Free Press
Arrest Record
VIDEO

Features

Meetings
Opinion
AP Video
Entertainment

Must Read
Business Marquee
Election 2014
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
House Ads
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Poll

Did your student take advantage of local summer activities?

Yes, through 4-H or another club.
Yes, through Parks & Recreation.
Yes, summer food service program.
No, they didn’t.
No, we didn’t know there were any.
     View Results