After a year-long hiatus, Southern Cayuga CSD Drama Club is pleased to return to the stage and present Mamma Mia’s upcoming performances for their Spring 2022 musical.
“You would never know that these students haven’t had a musical for 2 years, or never, for some it’s their musical debut! They jumped at every learning opportunity on stage and behind the scenes and I am so grateful to this amazing theater family. It will certainly be an unforgettable spectacle! noted Drama teacher and director of a drama club Jennifer Diana.
Mamma Mia tells the story of a bride-to-be who tries to find the identity of her real father and is told using hit songs from popular band ABBA.
“My favorite part of the show so far has either been the music, because who doesn’t love some ABBA classics, or the wonderful cast,” said Marissa Wiemann, who plays Donna Sheridan.
“My favorite part of this show, in particular, is the feeling of being an absolute ‘hashtag’ boss, alongside fellow Dynamos, Marissa Wiemann, Kylah Rossbach, (and on a special occasion), Abigail White” , said Riley Binns, playing Tania.
For the seven seniors taking part in the show, the musical offers the opportunity to perform one last time after being forced off stage for so long.
“It’s both exceptionally exciting and intimidating. I remember what it’s like to perform in front of an audience, but it’ll be two years since I’ve done it when the time comes. Overall, I am thrilled to be able to do it again,” said student assistant director Jacob Myers, who plays Sam Carmichael.
“After all this time it’s amazing to get back on stage singing and dancing like I did the year before. Live performance is surely coming and as a cast and individuals we will be ready when it will happen,” said Jarred Marshall, playing Bill Austin.
This isn’t the first show for many drama club seniors, as some have been involved in acting since their college days.
“I’ve been in a drama club since seventh grade, but only as a team. For the past two years, I’ve been on hiatus due to COVID-19, but I’m back now and I’ve stepped up and wanted trying something new. So now I’m the stage manager,” Heather Adsitt said.
“In eighth grade, I wasn’t in production, but I helped out with the crew. From ninth grade, I joined theater for musicals. Due to COVID, it was very hard to be in productions, so this year for my senior year, I’m also in the ensemble,” said assistant stage manager Haley Mayeu.
Whether they’re on the crew or in a starring role, all seniors can agree that the drama club is a place they belong.
“The community you have in the class and in the club is definitely my favorite thing about the show,” said senior Robyn Morgan.
Mamma Mia will be played from March 18 to 20. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE.
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