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Scores and Schedules

The Ball Ends

The Cinderella musical comes to a close with opening night just a week away.
Choir director Mikayla Stockhaus chose “Cinderella” as the fall musical for 2023.

Cinderella the Musical comes to a close with performances this Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2:30 p.m. Performer Brady Wagner, director Mikayla Stockhaus, and pit member Adelynn Welsh shared their feelings on the musical thus far.

Wagner is “kind of nervous” about the musical this year. Wagner is playing Madame, the “evil stepmother” in the show, and is excited for her scene where she gets to “rip up Cinderella’s dress,” she said. Although she has struggled to memorize her lines thus far, Wagner believes the show will be ready by opening night. “If I buckle down and memorize my lines,” Wagner said she’ll be ready to take the stage.

Stockhaus is the director of the musical this year. It is her first year directing a musical at Atlantic High School, and she thinks it is “making good progress” so far this year. This week, Stockhaus is adding in the pit, tech, and crew. She is excited about the performance for many reasons. Her favorite part of the show is opening night because she gets to watch “the culmination of everyone’s hard work and watch the audience respond.”

I’m not the best but I try my best.”

— Addie Welsh

Welsh is playing the clarinet as a pit member for the musical this year. The pit is the area below the stage where band members, band director Jarrod O’Donnell, and the accompanist Christina Skoag perform music throughout the duration of the performance. The Stepsister’s Lament is Welsh’s favorite song to play for the musical. “I’m not the best but I try my best,” Welsh said. Welsh is also designing the playbill for the performance this year. Welsh’s plan is to go into graphic design for college, so Welsh wanted to “get some good projects out there,” such as the cover art of the playbill.

Make sure to attend the musical and support everyone’s hard work!

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Alix Nath
Alix Nath, AHS Needle Editor
Alix Nath is a junior editor for the senior magazine and AHS Needle who likes to “dabble in a little bit of everything”, including The Javelin. Nath credits their brother Felix Nath, a 2022 AHS graduate, as the biggest inspiration for why they joined the journalism program. Nath’s proudest journalism accomplishment is their work on the senior magazine during their sophomore year. They made several writing contributions, major edits that aided the production of the magazine, and felt “really proud of how [the senior magazine] ended up because of the effort everyone put into it.” Nath’s journalism work strives to capture the “things you wouldn’t normally see,” shining extra light on the behind-the-scene processes of well-known events. Their tendency to dabble goes further than journalism. Nath is an active participant in AHS theatre - usually working as crew or tech, - speech and debate, concert band, marching band as a member of the color guard, and QSA. They draw happiness from school activities as well as their three cats and two dogs. A quote that would describe Nath and their passions best is, “I’m not always the best at things, but I try my best at things.”   By J. Molina

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    Aunika DarrowNov 2, 2023 at 9:01 am

    I love how this story gets you excited for the upcoming musical.