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Performers thrilled with outcome of The Music Man

Recently, artistic-minded students produced and performed The Music Man for the Thomson community on Jan. 20- 22.

More than 50 students participated in this event.

Countless other students, teachers, and parents assisted teacher Janet Bailey with her first large-scale production at THS.

"Thanks to all who helped make this production a success," said Mrs. Bailey.

Two of the main performers, Zach Ansley and Rachel Creel, recently reflected upon their performances.

Zach, the actual music man in the play, was pleased with the performances.

"I think it went great, and I was also glad to see the large turnout," he said.

Rachel said the cast and crew worked well together.

"The performances were awesome and couldn't have been performed better by anyone else," she said. "We all worked very hard for several months and it paid off like we had hoped."

Mrs. Bailey thought the performances were "a wonderful success."

Band Director Jesse Morlan said the event put the spotlight on the fine arts department.

"It was a great opportunity for the entire fine arts department to showcase student talent and team teaching," said Mr. Morlan.

Next on the list for Mrs. Bailey is the annual Vaudeville show, scheduled for May 5. According to Mrs. Bailey, students should expect Vaudeville with the traditional variety of student acts, but some aspects will be different. She wants to have auditions "to promote a variety of musical genres." After-school rehearsals will be required and students will provide their own costumes and props.

The final event for the department will be a concert in early or mid-May.



Web posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005











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