Lincoln Charter School’s (LCS) Drama Club will perform “One Magic Kiss, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” this weekend at the Cultural Center.
It’s the first musical play that LCS has produced since the inception of their theater program.
Director and theater teacher Jarrod Bennett called the play a hidden gem of a musical. It has themes of inner beauty, anti-bullying and is appropriate for younger audiences.
Like the theater program, Bennett is still fairly new at LCS. He’s happy with his students’ initiative and help from other teachers with vocal and choreography.
“Despite working 14-hour days this week, I’m leaving every rehearsal energized rather than drained,” Bennett said. And I think it’s a fantastic production that everyone should come see.
Until now all plays were held on campus. This is the first time they’ve rented a space.
Students had big hand in getting the musical off the ground. They almost entirely designed their costumes. Others were in the Cultural Center balcony operating spot lights or managing microphones.
Madison Moyer is the president of the Drama Club, stage manager, and is also head of set. Her responsibilities mean that she was at every rehearsal, supervises all departments and keeps everyone on track. She designed and painted the set, coordinates help for ticket sales and concessions, and monitors and manages prop and set changes.
Savanna Johnson, senior plays Evil Queen, which is not at all what she’s like in real life.
“You just prepare to act confident like you know exactly what you’re doing and as if nothing you do is wrong,” Johnson said. “Because that’s how you’re character thinks. My character thinks she’s the best thing that has ever happened to anybody and they had better respect her and if they don’t, well, she’s going to make them respect her. And yea, she’s evil and kind of a diva.”
“One Magic Kiss, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” opened Thursday night. The performance will continue on May 3-4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.