Tristan Antonsen has always been passionate about Centennial’s Drama Department, whether it’s performing in the school’s productions, or helping with set construction, he’s the go to guy for all things drama. As the new president of Centennial’s Thespian troupe, Antonsen wants to “bring as many people from each corner of the school together, and show Centennial that theater can be fun for everyone”.
The fall play, ‘My Three Angels”, is a small comedic play, written by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Play previews will go on during English classes on September 10th, and the show will have its opening night September 11th, 2014. Lindsay Vallance, the show’s student director, says “the cast has been loving rehearsal and is getting excited to show everyone their hard work”. Tickets will be $5 and go on sale Monday, September 8th.
Upcoming events include the fall play, Cinderella, a winter trip to see Newsies in Chicago, and Theaterfest. to get involved in any of these events contact Sue Aldridge, the head of Centennial’s drama department.
If you have a love of theater and a passion for showing off your talents, there is a place for you in Thespians! To be a Thespian, you must have participated in two shows, either actually performing, or helping with set, lights, etc. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 am.
Vallance and Antonsen agree that one of their favorite parts of being involved with the drama department has been creating lasting friendships and new experiences. “You meet new people and share so many great memories,” said Antonsen. From the looks of it, there’s a lot to be missed if you don’t join the fun.