by: Nhi Nguyen
In January 2020, the cast for the play “Aladdin” was finally assembled and ready to fly on the magic carpet towards their upcoming performance in March. Despite the several practice days per week in the first three months of the year, the virus plagued the nation and halted all school activities. As time passes by, the new school year of 2020-2021 started without any word or chance of the show coming back to Amory. The cast anxiously waits to hear any slight whispers of “Aladdin” until the fateful day.
Amid February 2021, Mrs. Kammie Miller gathered the last remaining members with some missing spots from the previous year’s graduates. Still, this setback could not extinguish the passionate flames within their hearts, ready to take the stage back. With practice around five days every week, the cast is slowly honing their dancing, singing, and acting skills to refine their once rusted musical ability. Ally Thompson, cast as Jasmine, states, “This year is different than last year, but I am grateful for the opportunity to spend more time with the people I developed a close relationship with during rehearsals.” Earlie, cast in various roles, claims, “Being in the play with such an amazing and talented group of people, I am definitely glad to be a part of this.”
On April 24, the Beauty Revue will showcase the ample charms of the contestants. Not only will the audience have the chance to lay their eyes on these beauties, but they will also have the opportunity to see a sneak peek of the play because the cast will present entertainment for that evening. From May 2 to May 8, the “Aladdin” performances will commence with the members prepared to undertake the pressure of an audience as well as the expectations awaiting them in the spotlight. However, as they say, “the show must go on.”