I thoAs the sunlight of September shined through the speckled glass door of Nipher Middle School I thought I was going to die. I had returned from a weekend of sweaty palms and a shaky voice. I had just auditioned for my first show at Nipher Middle School- my first show ever. I carried myself to the fresh white paper hanging on the wall and started Immediately I caught my name.
Majoring in music has been my dream since my freshman year of high school. Near the end of my junior year, I discovered that I wanted to be a choir director. Being in theatre has helped me figure out my calling in life, and I wouldn’t trade the past ten years of my life that I’ve spent at the theatre. Theatre has encouraged me to push myself out of my comfort zone, and without it I never would have been able to sing as confidently as I can today. The first plays I was ever in were musicals, and that’s how I found my love for singing.
I am in the middle of my fourth year playing clarinet. I would greatly enjoy going to your summer camp again; I went to the junior summer camp last year (2016) and had a wonderful time preparing music with musician I did not know and got to learn. I have truly grown as a musician these past years, have had memorable experiences during marching and concert season, one goal I have is taking my playing abilities into college. I started playing clarinet in the sixth grade and spent that year learning as much as I could in a public school with 43 beginning clarinets. That summer going into seventh grade I started lessons which got me playing more often and into my middle school’s second band, symphonic, keeping high chairs.
By third grade the whole “fitting in” concept was a piece of cake. I was exactly what I wanted as a child: winning class president two years in a row, playing lead in a major sixth grade play, and making plenty of friends. My trick was simply to avoid talking about religion.
The entire year we filled up our purple notebook with stories that flowed straight from our imagination, and I was having the time of my life. Writing came so easily to me, and I could write for hours on end about anything in the entire world. After second grade ended, I didn't stop writing. I continued to compose wild stories about my friends and family going on extreme adventures.
By the time she was fifteen, her teachers had taught her everything, so they sent her off to one of the first Off-Broadway theaters. Sokolow attended the Henry Street Settle House, which was the original Neighborhood Playhouse. In 1928, she was given a full scholarship to dance in the special classes of the Junior Festivals Players. Some of her teachers were Martha Graham, Louis Horst, Michio, Ito, and Benjamin Zamach. Her first theatre performance was Ernest Bloch’s Israel Sympony in 1928.
While attending the Baltimore school of performing arts Tupac studied acting and ballet. The teachers at his school were very intrigued and ecstatic at his level of performance, dedication, potential, and passion. Just at the peak of his upcoming success in acting Tupac learned that he will be moving away again. At the age of sixteen Tupac and his family had moved to Oakland California. During this time he had joined a rap group known as Digital Underground.
The teachers had already planned it out, but we were not told until later. Before we went go to Chamberlain we had to learn and practice the songs. It was really fun practicing the songs because we got to do warmups and play around with the songs. After about a week and a half of practice we knew the songs well enough to go on our trip.
Utilizing my love of performing, I started auditioning for high school productions at twelve years old. Since then, I have been a part of many plays and have scored various main roles, then having the capability of joining the Thespian Society. Going to Morehead State University as just a Junior in high school opens doors not only for my aspirations of becoming a researcher, but expands the opportunities to apply my talents to make the Academy
Louis, we perform all we have at that point which isn’t much seeing as it’s early in the season. Before state rolls around, we spend much time fixing and working out the issues we faced in Super Regionals, while adding on to the show. By the end, when Grand Nationals come around, we have no more left to add, just reviewing and touching up the show. Participating in Grand Nationals is an exciting experience. Starting when we leave the high school, all the way to giving our last performance, I never know what to feel.
I think Moliere’s Tartuffe is less effective satire because it not a serious subject. Tartuffe is a comedy which entertains the audience and brings laughter and joy into their life. In comedic, there is always a happy ending and nothing is taken seriously. For instance, Tartuffe ends up getting arrested for prior incidents in which he tries to steal Orgon’ s house in the story. In addition, Tartuffe is less effective to draw the audience’s attention than the way A Modest Proposal did because the audience often does not pay attention to the main information from comedies.
The Mora High School cafeteria is a very familiar place to me, with it’s columns in the middle of the room, the off-white paint, and white and blue tiled floor. The cafeteria is usually a place full of a lot of kids and incredible amounts of noise. It’s nearly empty except for the four tables placed in the formation of a square near the little nook where the lunch ladies serve us food, or at least what tries to pass as food. The seats around each table are occupied by the cast of Annie celebrating the completion of their second show. The cast of Annie doesn’t even come close to filling the cafeteria, but the noise level could nearly be the same as when it’s fully filled during lunch.