This past Saturday night the Campion Drama Department put on a production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in the Campion Gymnasium. Parents traveled from as far as Texas, Missouri, and New Mexico.
Ms. Johnson, Drama Department Director, and the actors had been preparing for the performance since the beginning of the year. The play was a success because of the help from actors, set design, and the backstage crew. The costumes were donated and made by Mrs. Williams. Along with that, she played the piano during the performance. Additionally, the orchestra provided musical accompaniment for the play.
During the musical, there was a fundraiser where the senior class offered chili, pie, and other snacks. The audience had the opportunity to enjoy some Western themed food.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers takes place during the 1850’s in Oregon. In this drama, an unexpected love story unfolds between Adam Pontipee, played by Ekenna Nwankwo, and Millie, played by Abby Waworoendang. As Adam searches for a wife to help him manage his six brothers, he finds Millie and they end up getting married. Keeping true to the promise of the title, the musical ended with the seven brides marrying the seven brothers.
“At first, I was a little nervous, but it was really fun. I think we did a great job, and overall it was a good experience for everyone,” shared actress Claire Jorgensen, junior.
Not only did the actors learn and memorize their lines, but they practiced intricate choreography. They did cartwheels, line dancing, and acted out a lot of fights. “I really enjoyed learning how to do a cartwheel for the play and playing my character Gideon,” Keon Paez, junior, shared.
Waworoendang, senior expressed, “I’m so relieved that everyone enjoyed it, and it was so great to work with this team. We learned so much doing this presentation. It felt so good hearing everyone laugh at the jokes and have fun.”
Vashty Segovia Santos, Student News Team