Woodstock’s Spring Musical

Staff Writer: Lola Canales

The highlight of the spring season at Woodstock High School is the annual spring musical. It runs for three days in a row; Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This year the show was Fiddler on the Roof. The cast included freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The show lasts about two and a half hours with an intermission in between.  Concessions were sold outside of the auditorium doors, and as you purchased your ticket you could put you money towards a certain actor or actress for recognition. The auditorium was pretty packed out with excited family members and supportive friends.

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Opening up the play, the drama teacher, Mrs. Robinson introducing the play.

There was no photography allowed during the show because it could distract the young actors and also interfere with the orchestra, which provided all of the music throughout the show and was located on the far right of the stage. The local high school conductor led them for the entire show and they did an excellent job. The orchestra played songs such as, “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Matchmaker Matchmaker”.

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Where the orchestra was seated on the far right of the stage.

The history behind Fiddler on the Roof is quite interesting. It began as a musical dating all the way back to the year of 1964, and has had about 3,242 performances since it was first released. It was originally written by Sholom Aleichem.

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Sholom Aleichem, writer of Fiddler on The Roof.

Several actors spoke to me about how it was to be a part of such a popular play at Woodstock, Sheridan Bass, a freshman who played, Shprintze, one of the daughters, in the play said “The play was exciting and one of my favorite shows overall, I love my character and I plan to continue acting throughout high school.” Another freshman, Emma Hershburger, who played the Fiddler says, “I really enjoyed my part because it was something new, though I didn’t have a lot of speaking parts in the play, I loved the music I got to play on the fiddle when I was on stage.”

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Pictures of cast members and brochures for the play outside of the auditorium.

Plays are such a fun way to spend time with family and friends while also supporting your school and peers. The spring musical is a once a year event that everyone looks forward to, and also that everyone has a blast preforming. You will not regret attending one. So, until next year’s Spring Musical!

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