Theater troupe rolls with postponement

The performance dates for the all-school musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” have been moved to Oct. 28-30 because of the impact of Hurricane Matthew. The original production was scheduled for Oct. 13-16. Thespians have been working on the production since late August and have taken the delay in stride.

“I was excited to do the show, so it was a bit disappointing [when it was postponed],” freshman Jade Norton said. “It’s understandable though because there’s nothing we can do about the weather. We just have to work with what we got.”

However, according to Norton, moving the dates has had an upside.

“I’m a little glad because it gives us more time to practice,” she said.  “I’m for the postponement because overall the schedule changes have given us a chance for more time. I like that this gives us the chance to double check and make sure that we’ve got our parts down, more time for tech and more time for the pit to be ready for the upcoming show.”

Although “Meet Me in St. Louis” was affected, the delay should not hinder future shows. Auditions and rehearsal times for other productions remain on schedule.

“The middle school show will just start a week later,” theater Director Maureen Fallon said. “We didn’t have a choice.”

By Jerry Sola