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Local students demonstrate acting chops

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bravo young thespians, bravo.

Last weekend, I was treated to the "Wizard of Oz," courtesy of the drama and music programs at Clay Central-Everly; and this weekend, we get "Harvey," a stage classic, brought to us courtesy of the drama department at Spencer High School.

While we often go out of our way to praise our young athletes, we need to recognize some students who are equally dedicated and just as successful at their chosen craft - performing.

Compliments to both Nancy Patrick and her support staff at CC-E for a very entertaining production of a show for all ages.

For a school the size of CC-E to undertake a stage show the magnitude of the Wiz, well, let's just say Patrick's confidence in her students must have been high. And they didn't disappoint.

The sets, the music, the costumers and especially the performances - all I can say is there is a great deal of talent in the Maverick student pool.

This weekend, supporters of the arts in Spencer will be treated to a multi-time Broadway hit in the old high school auditorium as the SHS drama squad, under the direction of Hall of Fame talent Larry Untiet, prepare to perform a show designed to make us question our own lives and in particular, our sanity. In an enjoyable fashion of course.

The one thing we don't lack in this area is gifted young people, and while we showcase their talent in a variety of activities and events, one cannot forget the young thespians as they take the stage to entertain us.

Most people are terrified if they are asked to get up in front of a room of friends or co-workers and speak for five minutes. These young people put on another persona, stand under a spotlight, and entertain us for two hours.

Let them know you appreciate their effort and hard work.

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Randy Cauthron
One Man's Perspective