Montgomery Catholic Drama Performs Alabama Stories Scene Program

Montgomery Catholic Drama Performs Alabama Stories Scene Program 1
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Drama Department put on an epic show to commemorate 200 years of Alabama history. Set on train bound for Huntsville, a house in Tuscumbia, a public library in downtown Montgomery, the fictional town of Maycomb, and a child’s bedroom right before bedtime, Alabama Stories is a vignette depicting different aspects of Alabama culture and history from all over the state. Borrowing scenes from various plays, Alabama Stories featured actors from elementary through high school. Snippets from “Alabama Story,” “Zelda at the Oasis,” “The Miracle Worker,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Rocket City, Alabam’,” and “Big Fish” took the audience through high, low, and revolutionary moments set throughout the state.

The students worked hard and had to overcome several logistical challenges to successfully pull off the production. Elementary students had to travel to the high school campus for rehearsals, which often ran late into the evening several days a week. Many of the actors participate in other activities, and there were days when football playoffs, cross country meets, and robotics competitions conflicted with play practice. Additionally, many of the actors had never been in a high school production before and had to learn principles of stage presence and voice projection. In spite of all of these obstacles, the play went off without a hitch and to great applause from the audience.
“I am so proud of all of these students,” said Drama Department Director, Kate Berry. “It was an ambitious production, but they pulled it off beautifully.”

The spring drama production will be Thoroughly Modern Millie, a story about a small-town girl who moves to New York and gets swept up in the big city lifestyle. We look forward to that amazing performance!

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