Carihi Mirror: Carihi theatre department to tell a tale as old as time

  • Nov. 24, 2017 8:30 a.m.

The Carihi theatre department is putting on Beauty and the Beast for this years spring musical.

Carihi’s theatre department is in full swing preparing for their annual musical.

Each year, the hardworking cast and crew come together to create an amazing show. This year, they are putting together Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

With having just completed casting, Carihi students from Grades 9 to 12 are already working together to create yet another production, practicing nearly 3-5 times a week.

This year’s lead has been cast to Grade 12 student Jaci McPhee, an avid participant in Carihi’s theatre department.

“I like being a part of the theatre department because you really learn a lot of good life skills while still having fun,” says McPhee, having participated in every production throughout her time at Carihi. “You learn about teamwork, taking direction, time management, and the benefits of hard work among other things.”

Carihi’s theatre department offers more than the musical, having several acting and drama classes available for any passionate, theatre-oriented students—a school-wide favorite.

“We are really just so lucky to have such amazing teachers, like Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Thompson, and Mr. Riddell who inspire us everyday to work hard and follow our dreams,” McPhee says.

Previous productions that the cast and crew have made possible are the Adam’s Family, Cinderella, and Legally Blonde, among many others.

Each production has proven to be a wide success, nearly selling out every show.

McPhee touches on the bond created through the process of making these shows possible.

“My favorite part is definitely the friends you make through it,” she said. “It’s really magical walking into the first meeting and seeing a bunch of people you may not know very well, and coming together to do something you are all so passionate about. [It really feels] like a family at the end of it. I have made friends that I feel I will have for the rest of my life.”

Carihi’s Beauty and the Beast will come to the stage in Spring of 2018.

See more from the Carihi Mirror here.


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