On Wednesday, November 29, the cast and crew from the Sleepy Hollow play performed Sleepy Hollow for parents and 7th graders. On the night of the show, parents and 8th grade students were able to come and see for $5. For the drama students, it was for $3.
The play was directed by Kennedy H. and Ishan S. The stage manager was Ashton F. and the crew manager was Daniel R. Ichabod Crane was played by Lukas F. Brom Bones was played by Joshua C. The understudy for Brom Bones was Lexi P. Katrina Van Tassel was played by Emma H. Peter was played by Noah M. and the understudy for him was Nick M. Dolf was played by Trenton W. and the understudy for Dolf was Aram P. Lena was played by Ell F. and the understudy for her was Katelyn M. Anna was played by Leslie A. and the understudy for her was Jazmin M. Britt was played by Willow B. and the understudy for her was Clarissa B. Maret was played by Trisa E. and her understudy was Bella C. Mrs. Van Tassel was played by Krysta K. and the understudy for her was Kimora N. Mr. Van Tassel was played by Vega A. Mrs. Closson was played by Elijana C. The Headless Horseman was played by Alana, Adele W., and Rosalynn Z.
Why did the students want to audition for their specific character? Lukas F. auditioned for Ichabod Crane, he said, “I’ve always been interested in theatre and I would like to be an actor when I grow up, so this was a great opportunity to audition for the main role.” Trenton W., who audition for Dolf, said, “I like acting and this character is pretty stupid so I thought it would be fun... to play someone who isn't that smart so it would be a challenge.”
Much of the focus on the play is the actors, but much of the audience doesn't realize how much work, time and effort goes into building the set and working backstage. There are tiny or major mistakes that can be made for while in production but the experience is all worth it. As said by the tech lead Andrea N. “It can be stressful since the actors forget their lines and have to improvise and you can't hear them and once the play starts the adrenaline kicks in and are just like let's do this.” The show was made even better when all the lights, music and surroundings matching the spooky theme.
As expected, the play caught attention of everybody, this was a success. Back in July, Mrs. Hibler first thought of using “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” because she was so amazed by the storyline and so, she started the scripts during the summer. The set of Sleepy Hollow was built by Mr. Riedel and advised by Mrs. Hibler. Mr. Riedel was often gone from his class “video production” because he was helping so much on the set and tried to make it as best as can be, like he said, “We wanted to design a set that could be used in future sets…” This play was performed by 7th and 8th grade students who auditioned to get the role. Auditions started around the second week of school, and the “Legend of the Sleepy Hollow” cast were working hard since the second week of school. They were working three days every week from August until November. Again, Mrs. Hibler was not in charge of the show, it was directed by Ishan S. and Kennedy H., Mrs. Hibler helped advised. This show took hard work and effort every bit of the way and gave everything they had on the show.
by Araceli Barrera, Crystal Xiong, Kaleela Xiong, & April Vang