April 29, 2023

By Amy Ellis

So often we speak of sports teams coming together, building and executing with team chemistry. Performances of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” brought to life by our musical theater program at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School (SMA), was beyond that of team chemistry. It was truly special and comparable to our highest sporting or academic achievements at SMA.

“It had it all, including self-effacing humor, execution of the various roles with a naturalness that takes your breath away, and a plot that will challenge all of us in our day-to-day relationships with each other including forgiveness and conflict resolution. Wow, is all that can be said. It was an amazing evening of singing, dancing, and yes, the reality of human life lived with a balance of struggle, humor and true joy,” shared St. Michael President, Lamar Hunt, Jr.

There were 26 cast members in the performance with 35 working backstage. The production team began rehearsing mid-January and their dedication and preparation clearly paid off. Will Wright, Theater Instructor expressed his compliments of the crew, “I’ve been really proud of the way students have handled the problem-solving aspect of theater. We ran into some unique challenges and the students stepped up and we found solutions to those problems.”

Congratulations to Will Wright for his vision in choosing this show along with his masterful direction. The success of this production is shared with Heather Foose for choreography, Jake Herzog for music direction, and Elizabeth Arroyo for set design.

St. Michael’s summer camp and production is scheduled for June 5 – 9, 2023.