Seniors last musical stirs up emotions

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Kathryn Fuller, Co-editor

As the cast and crew of the “The Addams Family” geared up for their final performance on Saturday, Feb. 25, emotions were running high. For the senior cast members, the show was the last performance of their high school career and represented all the good memories from their involvement in the previous year’s productions.

Johanna Hill, senior, who played Wednesday, one of the leads in the musical, has been involved in every musical at the high school since she was a freshman. This year’s musical was very special to her.

“I convinced my brother [Nathan Hill, freshman] to try out this year and it was really sweet to be onstage with him for the first and last time,” Hill said.

Hill was happy that she got to end her last musical in high school with fellow seniors that she has been with from the very beginning.

“Most of this leads this year were seniors and they were the people who have been involved in theatre for as long as I can remember, so it was really cool to finally be together and leave the show,” Hill said. “The community that develops from theater, especially the musical, is incredible.”

Although some seniors were emotional about leaving the cast and crew,  Zachary Clark, senior, who played Gomez, also one of the play’s leads, isn’t fretting about leaving the high school theatre program.

“I wasn’t emotional because I know I’ll be doing more shows in the future,” Clark said.

Julian Bowens-Robison, senior, has been affected personally by his time spent on the cast for musicals since his freshman year.

“I will always remember the level of dedication to acting from the cast,” Bowens-Robison said. “The last show was emotional because it was my last time being a part of something that dramatically changed who I am.”