SSHS stu­dents set for mu­si­cal

■ Theater de­part­ment will present Seven Brides for Seven Brothers this month.

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - FRONT PAGE - By Janelle Jessen Staff Writer jjessen@nwadg.com ■

Siloam Springs High School’s theater stu­dents are pre­sent­ing four per­for­mances of the mu­si­cal

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in Novem­ber.

The mu­si­cal is an adap­ta­tion of the orig­i­nal MGM film,

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, ac­cord­ing to the Mu­sic Theatre In­ter­na­tional web­site, mtishows. com. The web­site de­scribes the mu­si­cal as “burst­ing with ram­bunc­tious en­ergy,” and full of “bois­ter­ous fun and ro­mance.”

The mu­si­cal tells the story of Mil­lie, a young bride liv­ing in the 1850s Ore­gon wilder­ness and her plan to civ­i­lize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to en­sure the suc­cess of her own mar­riage, the web­site states. The

I’m very proud of all th­ese kids for tak­ing own­er­ship of this pro­duc­tion and for work­ing so hard to make it a great show. Dana McCutcheon SSHS teacher

plan back­fires when the brothers en­thu­si­as­ti­cally kid­nap six women from a neigh­bor­ing town to be their brides, it states.

A to­tal of 75 stu­dents, in­clud­ing 44 cast mem­bers, 31 crew mem­bers, and a few do­ing both, are work­ing on the play, ac­cord­ing to teacher Dana McCutcheon.

“We have sev­eral new stu­dents who have never worked on or par­tic­i­pated in a play of mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion be­fore,” McCutcheon said. “I’m very proud of all th­ese

kids for tak­ing own­er­ship of this pro­duc­tion and for work­ing so hard to make it a great show.”

Se­nior Lau­rel Bux­ton, a cast mem­ber, has done all of the chore­og­ra­phy for the show, McCutcheon said.

“Jack­lyn Wal­drop, a ju­nior, who is the cos­tume mis­tress along with her as­sis­tant, Vi­vian Schochler, also a ju­nior, and the rest of the cos­tume crew have been work­ing re­ally hard to find, cre­ate and tailor cos­tumers to each ac­tor in the en­tire cast,” McCutcheon said. “All the rest of the tech­ni­cal crew: light­ing, sound, makeup crew and set crew are work­ing hard and get­ting pre­pared for the pro­duc­tion.”

Show dates and times for the mu­si­cal are 7 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 11; 2:30 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 12; 7 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 17; and 7 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 18. Tick­ets will be sold at the door and cost $10 for adults, $7 for stu­dents and are free for chil­dren age 5 and un­der.

Janelle Jessen/Her­ald-Leader

High school theater stu­dents prac­ticed dur­ing a dress re­hearsal for the mu­si­cal Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on Thurs­day.

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