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Highlights From Schreiber Theatre Company’s Most Recent Production

By Elizabeth Milgrim

In the beginning of March, the Schreiber Theatre Company presented its annual spring musical, Footloose, The Musical.

Students worked hard on and off stage to make the fictional town of Bomont come to life. Students began rehearsing in December 2023 with a cast of 45 students from all grades working together to bring Footloose to the Schreiber stage. Schreiber alums, assistant director Valentina Scotto and choreographer Floryn Glass-Stock, joined Ms. Lauren Foster-Holzer and gym teacher Ms. Kaitlin Szczesny. Musical direction was by music teachers Ms. Carly Clancy and Ms. Amanda Johnson, and production by chemistry teacher Ms. Christine Nelson.

The student cast and faculty advisers spent dozens of hours rehearsing the music, scenes, and dance numbers to put on the best show possible. Students of all ages and grades have had an opportunity to connect with each other through music, dancing, and acting.

The show doesn’t just include the work of the student cast, but also the crew of thirty students working behind the scenes along with the ten musicians in the pit orchestra. Music teacher Mr. Anthony Pinelli is the director and conductor of the pit orchestra, and Daly Elementary school teacher Mr. Tyler Mason-Draffen serves as the show’s technical director. The backstage crew and pit spent hours rehearsing and making sure the show and its technical aspects ran smoothly to help the performers look and sound their best on the stage.

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