I’ve seen somewhere around 75 plays and musicals and definitely would not consider myself an expert on the subject. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the play was produced and executed.
The ROHS Drama Club’s presentation of Stage Door did not involve any faculty and was entirely produced and directed by the drama club members and I should also mention that they don’t receive any grading for their involvement, its a volunteer based club and I am guessing that is why the production was much better than your typical H.S. fare.
I’ve seen Broadway shows, college plays and and local community productions and what struck me about last night’s play was that it definitely held its own against the competition.
It doesn’t matter how many times I go to the theater; every time the theater goes dark and the curtains slowly open I feel a little spine tingling sensation.
The colors on stage always seem to be brighter and more magical than anything a movie can produce.
Stage Door has a massive cast and at times there were upwards of 20 actors/actresses interacting on stage.
Without going into specifics, there were a few faces that shined a little bit higher than the rest and if those young women wanted to pursue theater acting I’m sure they would have a good chance at seeing some success.
My daughters loved the performance and they were the main reason I had purchased the tickets. They had been bugging me for the past 2 months, “Dad, we haven’t seen in a play in forever” (they are 12 & 10).
By the time we reached the intermission I wasn’t sure what they were thinking. Stage Door is entirely dialogue driven and with the 1930’s spin I was concerned it might be a bit too slow for them.
My concerns went out the window as we talked at intermission. They loved it thus far and they had quite a few comments, Carissa was very bummed that the one girl committed suicide at the end of Act II, “She was my favorite and I can’t believe she did that!”.
Earlier in the week I wrote a piece on relationships and going to the theater and the depth of communication that plays & musicals creates. Last night was no exception. Had we gone to see a movie we might have discussed the content for a few minutes afterward, however last night the conversation about the play went on throughout the night.
Congrats to the ROHS Drama Club; Thanks for an enjoyable evening!
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