To the Editor:
I recently performed at Bishop Ireton High School in the musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone." I can say, without any reservation, that it was one of the best experiences of my life. When I first entered high school, it made me very nervous, as high school is very large and overwhelming as a whole. But in theatre, I found a very welcoming group of friends who are some of the kindest and supportive people I have ever met.
Theatre has also helped me gain some skills in some areas that I lacked in. For instance, in theatre, diction and pace are crucial to deliver lines to the audience. Flexibility is also necessary, as we had to change some scenes the week before opening night. I would've never learned those skills without theatre. Teamwork is also vital. The actors of a show must know all their lines and choreography. Not only that, but stage crew must always be vigilant. Every prop must be in the right place, and every sound must be perfect. Everyone must work together in order for the show to soar.
Theatre is good for the whole community. It provides inexpensive entertainment for a large number of people and like any good form of entertainment, takes the audience into a different world. I remember on closing night there was a completely packed audience. The box office was beginning to offer standing space simply because the auditorium was filled. Everything went perfectly. Our Cappies critics think so too. We even got a review in the Washington Post. I would urge everyone to try
theatre at some point, or at least attend more shows.