Drama director Traci Thrasher, dancing instructor Lawrence Hatcher, and the cast of “Seasons of Love” did an amazing job creating a very entertaining musical.
This year’s Venice High spring musical “Seasons of Love” was based on many classic movies which consisted of “Hairspray,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Annie,” “Legally Blonde,” “Cabaret,” “Gypsy,” “The Wiz,” “West Side Story,” “Seussical,” and “In the Heights”.
“This year’s production is celebrating 19 years of musical theater at Venice High School,” said Ms. Thrasher. “Seasons of Love” is one of the best shows we have ever had, it has high energy with great acting and singing. It’s a great show for anyone to enjoy.”
The production had many highlights with great singing, especially the songs from the musical “Hairspray.” ”Hairspray” started off with Tracy (played by Tatiana Bermundez) welcoming her mom to the ‘60s. The second act (Without Love) involved two couples singing about the emptiness people feel without love. While the third act (I Can Hear About the Bells) consisted of Tracy describing the stages of dating a boy such as the first kiss, date, and future plans that involve marriage. The energy was extremely high, and the cast did a great job connecting with the audience through eye contact.
“Seasons of Love is a very unique production,”said cast member Tyler Stoner.
“It’s a combination of different musicals into one and it’s full of love.”
“Theatre is my second family,” said Marsy Mateo. We have our ups and downs but we come together to make something really great. Everyone is a vital piece in the performances and we give it our all to give the audience a fantastic show to remember”.
I rate “Seasons of Love” a 10 out of 10. It is a very well produced play, and the April 28th had almost no errors at all. It is very astonishing to experience many classic movies all put into one musical. Not to forget, the singing and dancing are both phenomenal.
Everyone should come support the hardworking cast on the two remaining dates left, which is on Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th at Mark Twain Middle School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 if purchased from a crew or cast member or $10 at the door. Attendees may receive three hours of community service. Make sure to attend for a magical night!