High Energy Production Concludes Three Day Run
Having performed in our very fist Bishop Brossart Senior Class Play back in 1965, I have always taken an interest in the success and well-being of this time-honored senior class tradition. It has come a long wey over the years. Fortunately for our audience in the Campbell County (Middle School) Auxiliary Gym, our first play back in 1965 – “Ten Little Indians” – was a whodunit that didn’t require song or dance.
Our latest rendition, “Sister Act”, pretty much sold out for all three performances over this past weekend. The energy and effort put forth by this senior class was truly amazing. Each of the performers ventured out of his or her comfort zone, and assumed the role given them, obviously having fun doing it.
Unfortunately for me, with only one boys basketball player available to participate, it was he, members of the girls basketball team and some of the football and baseball guys that I recognized. There were many names foreign to me among the cast of characters.
Things that stood out to me were the inordinate amount of lines that the leading lady, Taylor Decker, needed to recite, and the large number of routines required of the “sisters” who formed the choir. The fivesome of Zach Holtz, Ryan Siegel, Alex Kramer, David Govan and Parker Losure provided the laughs, and stole the show with their theatrics. Losure, no stranger to the spotlight via his guitar gigs, was excellent as Pablo. Our basketballer, David Govan, got to showcase his talents in a solo and quickly became the audience favorite. I was surprised at how well the members of each troupe, stayed in-character, and put their heart and soul into their role, which doesn’t always happen.
My post-performance comments to Govan was that he was a natural “big ham”, and I told Thomas Sayers that he looked good in priestly garb and should give it some thought. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem to having any of it.
Kudos to Anna Orth and Stephanie Ritter for getting this group to perform to the top of their theatrical potential.
Surely, the experiences of the past few days will provide some additional fond memories of their Brossart High School experiences that will last with them for the rest of their lives. Well done!!!