By Brittany Skillings

Monmouth Academy

Five minutes till curtain!” Meredith yells at as she runs across the stage, I look out to see about a couple dozen people. My heart began to race as we began to sing and walk out onto the stage, I think that’s how everyone pretty much felt that night. We had been planning this since the beginning of the year, but in the last couple of months it all started to come together as for the songs we would be singing and the costumes we would be wearing.

Finally the night of Mar. 12 came, and down in the dressing room people were going over their numbers and dance moves. Others were getting their costumes ready for their next song because songs do tend to go fast when you’re trying to change. We all headed up stairs to get ready for our first number. We had to go across the catwalk which was cold and dark and then we ended on getting stuck out there because the door was locked.

When we finally got in and got to our places, the music started. I could see some faces but we were all glad that you couldn’t see the audience too well because then we would have seen some of our teachers and that would have made us more nervous. The song ended and we all made our way back down stairs and got ready for “Um Pah Pah.” It would go on like this for two more hours the Chorus had three songs together and the swing Chorus did two together.

There was a variety of other different songs performed like “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” performed by the Swing Chorus, and “Something’s Coming” by the full chorus, “Wouldn’t it be Loverly” by Trisha Stevens, Sarah Thompson, and Amber Edwards. Overall, the whole show was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun doing it. I would now like to thank our choral director Deborah Perkins for putting all this together and Sami Fairchild, Trisha Stevens, Crystal Cobb for putting together the costumes, and Amy Hobson for the props.


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