Spotlight On … Drama Club Members

April 30 was a “Practically Perfect” in every way type of day. Forty members of Adult Recreation’s Drama Club performed “Mary Poppins” at Fort Zumwalt South High School, and if you were there, you know it was “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”

“I am so proud of them all,” Jodi Darrohn, Director of Adult Recreation, said. “They put a lot of time and effort into getting this perfect. It was just phenomenal how it all came together. They should be proud of themselves.”

At the Drama Club party, held June 6, the performers gathered to watch their production. It’s a night they all look forward to as they watch all their hard work come together. And, it wouldn’t be a complete night without a meal and a “Spoonful of Sugar” (also known as cake.)

Here’s what some of the stars had to say when asked, “What their favorite part of the production was?”:

— “The whole thing,” Karen, who played a toy and was in the ensemble, said. “People from my work came to see me and I got a lot of flowers.”
— “It’s impossible not to have fun,” Paul, who played Admiral Boom, said. “It’s an all-day affair with friends.”
— “Her favorite part was (the production of) ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,’” Pat Tatro, mother of Lisa, who played a shop dancer and clerk, said. “She had the biggest smile. It was very meaningful for the both of us.”
— “I enjoyed being front and center,” Austin, who played Neleus, said.
— “This was my very first play,” Kristen, who played Michael Banks, said. “I have never done a big production before, but when I heard about it (“Mary Poppins”) I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I loved everything – from the audition process to the end. And, it was kinda cool playing a boy.”
— “I loved playing Mrs. Brill and telling Mike what to do,” Donna said. “Instead of telling my husband what to do, I got to tell someone else!”
— “Mary Poppins is one of my favorite musicals,” Megan, who played Mrs. Banks, said. “Being a part of it was special to me.”
— “My first time auditioning and I got the lead role,” Cathy, who played Mary, said. “I also enjoyed dancing with Bert (Jonathon).”
— “Being a trouble maker,” Kristen, who played Jane Banks, said. “The best part was picking on Mary.”
— “I liked everything,” Nancy Jo, who played in the ensemble, said. “It was a very colorful, bright and fun production, and the music was great.”

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