“We can finally perform”

McIntosh drama’s upcoming productions in the auditiorium
Senior Max Thompson working on the staging for Bellweather
Senior Max Thompson working on the staging for “Bellweather”
August Moss

Although the spring musical is over, drama for this year is certainly not over. There are a lot more productions in the coming weeks.

Monday, March 25:

“Browser: the musical” was in McIntosh Auditorium on March 25 at 7 p.m.. Browser was a student written, directed and produced jukebox musical that is a spoof of the Mario franchise. 

Addy Blair was the director and writer of the show, in partnership with her friend sophomore Alexandria McCormic. 

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“Princess Plum (Peach) is caught in a love triangle with the ever so narcissistic Marco (Mario) and intimidating yet sweet Browser (Bowser). Pressed to like one or the other, princess plum must choose whom to pursue a romance with, King Browser or Marco,” junior Addy Blair said.

The show is produced by the advanced drama class. Rehearsals have taken place during the class, and the cast and crew have spent outside time in the thrift store purchasing and designing items for the show.

“It’s a fresh take on “saving the girl.” Heroes can be cocky and rude and villains can be sweet and thoughtful, and I think I speak for everyone who has ever played the Mario games when I say, “Wouldn’t you like to see Bowser get a chance?” Blair said. 

Thursday, March 28:

Rescheduled now for the third time, is the Thespian Variety show on March 28 at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Auditorium. The show was originally planned for Jan. 12, but when adverse weather hit and Fayette County shut down for the day, it was placed on pause for the musical.

The Thespian Variety show is a student run production with songs, dances and acting Student directors junior Karina Nirenburg and senior August Moss have put the show together along with junior Tess van den Hoonard running the crew. 

“I think it is going to be a fantastic show. The fact that we were delayed so much was an issue, but I am glad it has been solved and we can finally perform,” Nirenberg said. 

The show is a fundraiser event for the drama program. Tickets are five dollars in cash at the door. The drama program is selling socks, buttons, baked goods and snacks. 

“See the show to support the drama program, the money from this show will fund further productions both this year and next, so if you’ve ever seen something from the McIntosh theater program you’ve liked, come support us,” Nirenberg said.

Tuesday, April 9:

The advanced drama production “Bellweather” is having one show on April 9 at 7 p.m., entry is free. The show is about a seemingly perfect neighborhood’s reaction when a child gets kidnapped under supernatural means. The show is a chilling production, and is PG-13. 

Junior Izabella Herrera plays the lead role of Jackie, the mother of the girl who goes missing.

“Jackie is a mother trying to fit in, and heavily failing in the process,” Herrera said.

“Bellwether” was last performed by McIntosh as their competition one act in 2019, and the production went to state.

“We’ve put a lot of work into this show, and it really is a good production,” junior Camilla O’Connel said.

Thursday, April 11:

On April 11 at 7 p.m., advanced drama is putting on a production of the one-act version of “Little Women”. The story of “Little Women” tells about the lives of four sisters, one of which is a writer, as they grow up in their lives. 

“I wanted to do Little Women because I relate a lot to the story and Jo’s character and she’s been a dream role of mine since I was a little kid,” junior Abby Greenstein said. 

While most productions of “Little Women” are musicals, this production is a play, which makes it more enjoyable to those who aren’t fond of musicals.

“It is a great cast full of wonderful people,” senior Alex Roggermier said.

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August Moss
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August Moss is a first year Trail staffer and in her second year on the Legend yearbook staff, this year operating as senior editor. Moss is a Georgia REACH scholar. She served in the McIntosh theater department as stage manager for “Something Funny Happened On the Way to the Regional One Act Competition” and “Mamma Mia.” She served on crew for “She Kills Monsters” and “Footloose.” She acted in “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Very Still and Hard to See.” She was a Thespian Officer for the 2022-2023 school year. She was a volunteer member with the SAYA program for 2020-2021. She has served as a Sources Of Strength member since 2021 and this year she is a leader on the leadership team. Moss has many passions, but her faith trumps them all. You’ll find her singing in her church's worship band, serving in the children's ministry and always carries her bible full of notes with her.
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