Photo courtesy of Nora James Eikner
On the nights of April 24 through April 27, MUS had their production of the musical “A Chorus Line”. Multiple St. Mary’s students starred in and worked on the play.
Callie Wittmann (10) worked as the play’s chief camerawoman, directing the videography and handing the technology for microphones. When asked about her experience with putting on a musical during COVID-19, she said, “There has been stuff that presented challenges that were not anticipated, like at MUS they had to redo the entire chapel, and then the show had to be moved outside, but it’s mostly been pretty good.” Bella Littleton (11), who played the role of Sheila, added, “We also had to move the show back three times. It was originally supposed to be the fall show in November, and then it was March, and now it’s April. There were just constant step backs, but we had to keep moving.”
Thanks to Wittmann’s work, I had the honor of watching three out of the four shows from my computer. Despite the challenges, the show went on and the improvisations were not visible to the crowd. When asked about her opinion on the final product, Wittmann said, “It’s come a long way from even when I started watching it. Even with each night, with the tech rehearsals and dress rehearsals, you could really see the progress being made.”
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