SSHS students set for musical
■ Theater department will present Seven Brides for Seven Brothers this month.
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.
High school theater students practiced during a dress rehearsal for the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on Thursday.