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Theatre Prepares For Charlie Brown Christmas!

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Breleigh Warlick
Junior Payton Tilley works on one of the trees for the outdoor scenes in the musical.

On Dec. 14 and 16, the Boomtown Players plan to put on A Charlie Brown Christmas, the musical, in the school’s auditorium. It’s only less than a week until they put on this show, and they have been working hard to prepare for it.

A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic and very heartfelt show about how Charlie Brown navigates through the holidays while the other kids are treating him badly as usual.

“My favorite part about this play is getting to really dive into the classic characters that we all know,” junior Thaiona Moore said, “It has been amazing to get to play such a role and get to develop my own touch onto the character as well.”

Some students are crocheting scarves and hats for the kids’ costume pieces, while others are helping build set pieces such as Snoopy’s dog house and Lucy’s stand. It has been hard but rewarding work all around for the students involved in this play.

“There was one point when one of the mechanisms broke on the spot. It took over an hour to fix and put it back together, and with the help of two other people it was still difficult,” freshman Emmanuel Campos Munos said.

One specific part of this musical that was difficult for many was the ice skating scene. Instead of using actual ice skates, the actors go onto the stage in rollerblades. While some struggled with learning to skate, others had a difficult time not bumping into each other.

“I have experience, but I’m really not the best at rollerblading,” freshman Abril Arcos said.

Whilst working on this musical, the students have made many great friends and memories. Not only did they enjoy scenes where they were on the stage, but they also had a blast in between those moments.

“So far my favorite memories are the ones spent with the cast in the wings with all of our secret giggles and snacking behind the scenes,” sophomore Symphony Forbus said.

The students have spent lots of time working on making this show great, and they are excited to put it on this week.

“I hope this musical keeps on going forward,” freshman Abril Arcos said, “It’s special not only to me but also to a lot of people that have grown up watching Charlie Brown.”

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