Student theater great experience for cast, crew and audience

As students at Dowagiac Union Schools take the stage for their spring musical, “Mary Poppins,” we want to thank those who make the experience possible, and encourage everyone who is able to attend.

Theater is a wonderful experience for all involved, and those who haven’t experienced it first-hand may not realize how much really goes in to performing a production like this.

Much like the Dowagiac athletes who played for the district last week, the cast and crew of “Mary Poppins” has been working hard to prepare for several weeks. Instead of practicing free throws and learning plays, these students have been rehearsing lines and learning choreography.

Just as the community rallied to support the basketball team during postseason, we ask them to support the students performing this production.

This affordable entertainment offers participating students invaluable lessons and memories they will cherish for a lifetime, just like any other extra-curricular activity.

Audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate the success of these students while singing along to classic songs from the favorite musical — for just $7. The children’s musical based on P.L. Travers’ book caters to people of all ages, offering a great family outing different from the typical movie night or drive-thru dinner.

By attending these performances, guests  not only lend moral support to the actors and stage crew; they help fund future productions to be put on at Dowagiac Union Schools, meaning that the tradition of a spring musical carries on and more students will get the opportunity to take advantage of it.

Break a leg, cast and crew! We’ll be cheering you on from the audience.

 

Opinions expressed are those of the editorial board consisting of Publisher Michael Caldwell and editors Ambrosia Neldon, Craig Haupert, Ted Yoakum and Scott Novak.

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