“City of Angels” Lights Up King Theater
by The Milton Measure on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Running from Thursday, May 16th through Saturday, May 18th, this year’s Spring Musical, City of Angels stars some of Milton Academy’s most talented performers.
Two different plots make up this musical comedy: one about a writer working to turn his book into a screenplay and the other about the film itself. The mystery film tells the story of both a girl who has disappeared and the detective trying to find her. The director of the film does not make it easy on the writer of the book, forcing him to constantly change his work.
So far, the musical has come along wonderfully. Members from all different classes are involved, each playing very different roles. Mack Makishima (IV) says the opportunity to meet so many upperclassmen was one of his favorite parts of the musical. “I love meeting and hanging out with the upperclassmen,” he says. “It’s a lot of fun to do some activity with people you normally wouldn’t spend so much time with.” Many of the kids involved in this year’s spring musical did not know each other very well, if at all, going in. “The best part of being part of the spring musical is the wide range of people you are getting to know,” says Jack Karle (II). “You learn to figure out people you didn’t know at all aren’t much different from you, and you end up enjoying learning who they are.”
However, students involved in this production also face many challenges. For Sage Warner (I), one of the hardest parts of the musical has been changing her mood and personality with her character. “My character uses a bunch of different tactics to get her way,” Sage explains. “There are moments where I have to completely change my personality of a line. It’s been difficult, but interesting to work with.”
As fun as the process of creating and putting the musical together has been, everyone is looking forward to opening night and seeing how it all comes together. “I can’t wait to see how the characters have finally developed,” says Karle. “Seeing the transformation of the characters from March to May will be interesting because they start off so basic and transform into something so complex.” Michaela Brickley (III) promises “a lot of humor, great acting, and fun.” Yemi Olorunwunmi (II) agrees, calling the musical “extravagant. It is a memorable production that will leave everybody on their toes. The vivid colors will leave you wanting more; it is not to be missed.”
This year’s musical is expected to be a great one. Get your tickets today during lunch periods!
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