By Brooke Loring
WHRHS student intern
This past weekend, students of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School’s Drama Club put on a fantastic production of “Footloose.” Directed by Colleen McDonough, the show was a musical adaptation of the hit 1984 film, of the same name. On stage for three nights, students were able to show off their musical talents to their peers and communities.
Featured student talent included junior Jill Feeney, who played Ariel Moore, and sophomore Tyler Godbout, who played the lead as Ren McCormack, both of which you also may recognize as from the Drama Club’s last spring production of “Mary Poppins.”
As Assistant to the Director, and cast member who worked on the production, I can say that putting the show together within five weeks was extremely stressful for all those involved. However, through hard work, the cast and crew were not only able to put on an amazingly fun show, but were also able to create a close bond that undoubtedly showed on stage.
“This show would not be the same without each and every one of you”, McDonough said minutes before the show on opening night. After a tiresome Tech Week of painting sets, light cues, mic checks and lost wigs, it was incredible to see our show come to life. Of course the show would not have been complete without the talents of our director, Collen McDonough, musical director, Christopher DiBenedetto, student choreographer, Kaylee Diehl, and stage manager, Ethan Lenihan.
With the success of Footloose, the members of the Whitman-Hanson Drama Club cannot wait to see what show they will put on next, for their annual spring production.