Come out and support Theater II’s first ever showcase
Theater II will be hosting a showcase for its students so they get to experience being under the lights and in front of an audience. The play they’re showcasing is called All I Really Need to Know… and will be held in the black box theater on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Theater teacher Wade Young explains a brief summary of what the play is about and what to expect.
“This is a crazy, little show about a bunch of people who have come together to do a show, and it’s really over the top and tells a lot of jokes, that showpeople tell about having gone through the rehearsal process and everything else,” Young said. “It’s a fun piece.”
This showcase gives students a chance to know what it’s like to be put under the lights for the very first time in front of a live audience.
“Theater I is not a course where people are forced to perform,” Young said. “By the time they hit Theater II, it’s time to be under the lights. I think that they’ll get plenty of theory later if they decide to act and all, but now it’s the time to be under the lights and get exposed to performance,” Young said.
Junior, Kian Cadena, explains what he likes about his character, as well as his favorite and not so favorite parts about rehearsals.
“I like my part because I have a lot of creativity with it, so I can mold the character how I like it,” Cadena said. “We have a lot of laughs along the way, but we still get things done.”
Senior, Ruth Zarate, expresses her confidence about how this showcase will go and what rehearsals are like in class.
“Right now, I have some jitters because we are barely practicing and were a little bad, but I think once we get it down, we’re going to give off a really good show,” Zarate said. “The cast is really fun. We get sidetracked a lot.”
Zarate expresses her love for being in this showcase and explains what it’s like working with her cast. She also talks about how she enjoys her part.
“I love being in this showcase,” Zarate said. “I love everybody in this class, I really do, I guess I am happy with my part. I think maybe if I went on a little bit more, that’d be cool, but right now when I go on is fine.”
Young has confidence in his students. He feels that this showcase will make the crowd laugh and give them a good show.
“Everybody waits until the very last minute and then for some reason, just like often in other shows, it comes together, and it’s absolutely hysterical, and the family and friends have a blast,” Young said.