By Kaylei Kerr and Tovias Washington
“It’s a hard knock life…” for Thurston’s Tech Crew.
Though we don’t see these guys and gals much, they played a major role in the production of Annie, spending their days after school creating all types of sets, props and decorations. It’s what’s inside that makes the outside look good.
“I feel like we don’t get enough credit but in the end our work is credit in itself,” said Sophomore Jaliil Fuller.
Without the Tech Crew’s hard work, the amazing scenery and props would not be there to give life to the play.
“It was a little stressful but satisfying when we got everything set up,” said Sophomore Julia Cheng
“The sun will come out tomorrow…” for the pit band.
Now that the musical is over. The amount of pressure on this group was immense. With no room for mistakes, the pit band played beautifully, adding so much emotion to the play.
First trombone and cello Senior Alisha Clark exclaimed, “I feel we all made sacrifices and learned to bring pieces of ourselves to the performance. In the end it felt great to see all of our hard work come together. We owned Annie!”
Second euphonium and Senior Tatum Hechlik said, “In my opinion, live music is much better to work with because the sound and rhythm can be adjusted based on the actor’s production.”
“I think I’m gonna like it here…” in the drama club.
A phenomenal performance by the Thurston drama club captivated the crowd. They successfully engaged their spectators with their wonderful acting and elegant voices.
Actor and Senior Holli Dyer (Lily ) explained, “The musical was successful in itself but without the actors having the motivation, it wouldn’t have become the production that put so many people on the edge of their seat.”
On Monday morning, the THS hall was full of students humming Tomorrow whether they knew it or not.
Sophomore Cherish Jackson, the lead role, Annie, takes us inside her experience and said, “I truly enjoyed working on the high school production of Annie. When I found out I was going to be acting the lead role, I was very shocked and excited because I didn’t even think I was close to getting the part. But with the help of my friends and family, I was well prepared to take on this role. It was hard trying to memorize the lines for the first three weeks, but practicing with them every day after school and with the help of my cast, learning lines became a breeze. I enjoyed every moment I worked on the production, making unforgettable memories and I hope to make more as the years go on. The play could not have been as great as it was without the help of our director’s guidance, Miss Gunderson. Not forgetting about our singing coach, Miss Race who made sure that we were on point with every note.”
Who knew Thurston had such talent? With the experience that all of these groups shared, they are sure to continue to move forward with their many talents and bring more smiles of entertainment to Thurston High School.