St. Augustine’s musical variety show Triple Threat proved that the school drama program is growing by leaps and bounds.
The musical number Dec. 19 featured a variety of songs with an elaborate set and dramatic lighting, which added to the incredible ambience.
Drama instructor Nicole Josephison said the production featured music from The Greatest Showman, which has a memorable soundtrack. To add to the show, Josephison wrote monologues between numbers to bring the triple threat: song, dance and dialogue.
It was a large production.
“We have 42 students including our tech and our backstage crew,” she explained.
Students showed strong dedication to the process, putting in long hours into ensuring the show went well. “I enjoy it. Just watching the kids grow.”
“A lot of the kids this was their first time on the stage. I’m so proud,” said Josephison.
On top of the acting, there are students closely involved in lighting, sound and stage building.
One thing she is grateful for is students putting their faith in her direction for songs and set design.
Josephison explained that the energy level the Grade 9 to 12 students brought to the show created a positive and fun atmosphere. She fondly called the production, their “Dramily.”
It really was a team effort with teachers and students giving it their all, even the ticket was designed by a student.
The thespians did so well, said Josephison, they have set the stage for their spring production,William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Production is set for May.