Behind the Scenes! by Ashley Bradley (Pirate)

It takes a lot more to be able to put on a production than just manning the lights, prepping the stage and the natural born talent of MIHS student actors. There are also many variables that are considered and contribute to every fabulous performance our school and staff put on. This process can be grueling at times but it also has the potential to become one of the best moments of your life and high school career

The first step to putting on a successful show includes balancing your budget. Mrs Duprey spends most of her time figuring out different fundraisers to participate in to acquire the money that each show demands. We do fundraisers that involve selling pasta, bags of candy, cookie dough and even coupons! Each fundraiser is an individual piece of the grand puzzle we like to call Peter Pan. We also sell ads in our program, if you or your business is interested in buying ad space in our program and on this website, please see our donations page.  Every penny we raise, is one cent closer to our goal, and that is a fabulous show!

Along with raising funds comes the real hard work, learning the songs and dances, and building a certain chemistry with your fellow cast. We spend much of our rehearsal time learning, learning and LEARNING lyrics, harmonies and melodies. You would think that the angels have descended from heaven after our music director is finished with us.

Rehearsal Time!

Rehearsal Time!

Tech week is the moment of truth, where each and every cast member’s morale is brutally tested. During tech week, one truly understands the virtue of patience. This is the point in our journey where every detail is squared away and every kink fixed. Frustration and exhaustion are factors that sometimes come into play during this week, but these feelings are soon replaced with the adrenaline and excitement of opening night!

Putting on a show like Peter Pan will prove to be a great and exhilarating experience, and nothing compares to the energy and applause of the audience, the pulse pumping through your chest as you belt those final notes and leave the stage, taking with you lifelong friendships and memories that are engraved in you forever.


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