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A peek inside Drama Club and Transylmania

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Ellie Voge, Staff Writer

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For the past few days, I have stayed after school to watch the Transylmania performers practice their lines and their stage presence in an effort to make the show great.

8th-grader Sarah McDevitt, who plays Victoria, has the largest number of lines in the play with 112. Victoria is a monster created by Dr. Frankenstein. Aaron Conners is also a lead in the play; he plays Cosmo, a human, but also Boris in the monster mash.

My time behind the scenes has been a unique chance to see fellow students become different people on stage, and I think that is the main reason why people are in the Drama Club. It’s a chance for them to see life in a different way and through a different perspective. It’s a chance to enter a fantasy character’s mind and see what’s happening in that world.

7th-grader Nik Niemi and 8th-grader Morgan Gallagher both said that being in the play is a great thing because you’re not worried about what people will think about you. You’re only worrying about who your character is. Acting is being your character and focusing on what you need to do to make your character come alive and be as real as possible.

The performers aren’t the only ones who have to work day and night to make this play successful. The crew advertises, sets up the stage, organizes costumes, makes the scene realistic and works on sound effects lighting. Without them, there wouldn’t be a play. From the set to the costumes and makeup, they do everything behind the scenes. 

Transylmania is freaky cool. It includes jokes and spectacular funny dances that you’ll want to repeat all day long. The performers and crew have worked on this play day and night, and they hope you enjoy it and see it in different perspectives as they do. You don’t want to miss it!

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13 Responses to “A peek inside Drama Club and Transylmania”

  1. Mrs. Mersy on November 14th, 2017 9:18 pm

    Thank you for an excellent look into Drama Club!

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  2. Godzilla Peña on November 15th, 2017 5:46 am

    I actually thought about trying out for a play for once. Should I?

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    Amelia C. Reply:

    Yeah CJ you’d be great!

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    Olivia Reply:

    You definitely should. It’s a great experience.

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  3. Jeremy on November 16th, 2017 1:56 pm

    Good job to everybody in the play it was awesome loved it

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  4. Olivia on November 20th, 2017 4:53 pm

    I am in this picture. I bet no one can find me.

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  5. Emily on November 21st, 2017 11:28 am

    This was a really well written article and has an accurate look into the drama club, good job!

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  6. Tristin on November 21st, 2017 11:30 am

    I think everyone did there best but everyone could have been a little but nicer and that other people even if there a 8th or 7th or 6th grade could have listened and had more respect for other people too!

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  7. Tristin on November 21st, 2017 11:33 am

    I thought that the 8,7,6th grades could have given more respect for each other instead of telling someone to do this or that… All I am saying is that everyone should have just been nicer to everyone!

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  8. Ella Daniels on November 22nd, 2017 2:16 pm

    Thank everyone who participated in the play, it was awesome!

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  9. Ava Gilmore on November 22nd, 2017 2:21 pm

    Thank you for the recognition of all the people who worked really hard to make this play awesome! I really hope you liked the play!

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  10. Mason Phoulavan on November 22nd, 2017 2:31 pm

    Great job on the play! It was really well put together.

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  11. Alex on November 22nd, 2017 2:34 pm

    Thanks for the info about the play I never new that there was an 8th grader in the play thanks for the info

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