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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, AHS Needle Editor
Alix Nath is a sophomore at AHS and has been in journalism for almost a year. Nath is involved in Jazz Band, Show Choir Band, Band, Speech, and Debate, as well as helping with plays and musicals by working backstage. Their favorite classes are Speech and Debate. They chose to take journalism because they love to write stories and take photos. Nath’s favorite thing to do in journalism is photography. They said, “I like to capture things that you wouldn’t normally see” such as backstage at a concert or a closeup of the director’s face while performing. Journalism has helped them look at things from an outside perspective, as well as encouraged them to meet new people. Nath would describe themself as “more on the reserved side but very strong-willed.” Nath wants people to know that they are not as intimidating as they might appear.    By Emma Rose 

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    Aunika DarrowNov 2, 2023 at 9:01 am

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