Follow the Yellow Brick Road: EV’s Spring Musical

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: EV’s Spring Musical

Staff Writers: Keegan Brenneis, Cecelia Feichtel, Surabi Shanmugam

Follow the yellow brick road and get an inside look on this year’s 2019 Spring Musical!!

The entertaining Wizard of Oz musical took place on Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24.The school’s auditorium was filled with community members, parents, staff, and friends as the musical began. Everyone was very excited to see this wonderful musical.

An interview took place with Mrs. Deitch, the Eagle View Middle School music teacher, later on after the performance with an EV Key member.

EV Key Member: Did you enjoy leading the spring musical this school year?

Teacher: I always enjoy working with the musical cast.  It is a fun process, and it is incredible how the students improve from the beginning of the season to the end.  I particularly enjoyed working on this production because of the magic of the show. Personally, this productions was one of my favorite shows yet!

EV Key Member: What was your favorite part this school year about doing the musical?

Teacher: This question is difficult to answer because I truly enjoy all parts of the process.  Even though some moments can be crazy as all the puzzle pieces come together, the final product is always amazing.   I think one of the most special moments is seeing the production finally come together during Tech Week.

EV Key Member: Did you have a favorite scene that you enjoyed doing the most with the students?

Teacher: I think I enjoyed Munchkinland and Jitterbug the most!  I love it when the stage is packed with students!

EV Key Member: Can you give any clues for next year’s musical to the community, staff, or students?

Teacher: So sorry-no clues!  You will just have to wait until next year! :)

EV Key Member: Thank for all that you do for the the musical each year.  Do you want to give any shout-outs?

Teacher: Congrats to ALL WOO Cast and Crew members!  Thanks also to Mrs. Makosky, Mr. Mattingly, Mrs. Snyder, Miss Futato, Mrs. Mains and Miss Desko

EV Key Member: Thanks for sharing!

Another interview took place with one of the musical members following the performance.

EV Key Member: What was your role in the musical?

Student: I was a Munchkin and a Winkie Guard.

EV Key Member: What was your favorite scene from the musical this year?

Student: I think it was the scene with the Jitterbugs because there was a lot going on and it had upbeat and catchy music.

EV Key Member: Did you enjoy being a part of the musical?

Student: Yes, definitely, it was a blast to be a part of because it was really fun and I loved expressing my character onstage!

EV Key Member: Who was your favorite character portrayed in the musical?

Student: Either the lion or the scarecrow.  They both did really good and were really funny and hilarious.

EV Key Member: What is your most vivid memory from your rehearsals?

Student: As part of the warm-up routine, we did the dance to a song called Proud Mary, and it was pretty interesting.

EV Key Member: What was your experience in the musical like?

Student: It was quite an experience. We had many after school rehearsals and even a few weekend rehearsals near the end. It was exhilarating to be on stage.

EV Key Member: How long were your rehearsals and when were they?

Student: Rehearsals tended to be from 3:00 pm to 4:00-5:30 pm after school and 9:00 am to 12:00-2:00 pm on weekend rehearsals.

EV Key Member: What was your favorite musical number in this production?

Student: Probably the Munchkinland Sequence because the music really set the tone for what was going on onstage.

EV Key Member: Would you encourage other students to participate in the musical?

Student: Yes, I definitely would recommend people join next year!

Thank you to everyone who went over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road in EV’s production of The Wizard of Oz! Looking forward to next year’s musical.

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