By Michele D.
Cougar News Blog
CCJH students went to AJ High Oct. 22 for the play Little Shop of Horrors that the drama class was putting on.
CCJH students from Paige Reesor’s drama class, Tammy Howard’s advanced language arts class, Gail McFarlands advanced art class, and Aimee Vining’s wind ensemble went to AJ High to watch the first act of the play so that they could see the similarities between drama and music and to see what the high school is doing in drama.
“I think it was just nice for my students to watch other musicians perform. They weren’t playing instruments, but there are a lot of similarities with singing,” said Mrs. Vining.
This was a good time for students to see how much work it really is to do a play and how much is needed to remember lines and dance moves. This experience is hoped to inspire the students and to give them a reward for all their hard work.
“I wanted my students to be able to see what the high school students are doing in drama class,” said Ms. Reesor. “I wanted them to get inspired by all the hard work and dedication the students put into the play. It takes a lot of practice to make a theater production happen.”
The students thought the play was a good play because of all the hard work that the high school put into the play and how funny it was.
“I thought it was good because of their great quality and speaking,” said eighth grader Alexis Helms.
“It was funny, but a little cheesy,” said eighth grader Carole Atherr.
They may be going to another play in the future. The students think that next year and the years after the students then should go on another trip like this one.
“I would recommend this trip for students in the future because it was a good experience,” said Helms.