Cambell Geibel ‘21: Every year Romeo High School puts on several plays for their students and the community. This year the Romeo Theatre Company chooses Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as their fall production. The weeks leading up to the play take plenty of time and energy from the tech crew as they get the props, costumes, and technology ready. The actors play a big role in perfecting the play as well. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Romeo looks forward to watching new and old faces on stage. The recent talk of the town, Carter Hutchinson ‘22, landed one of the main roles, Charlie Bucket, as a freshman.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be my first play ever,” Hutchinson said. “I decided to try out for the play because I love acting and I have heard really great things about the people at Romeo Theatre Company. I actually never read or saw the movie for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before I got the part. I just recently watched it and it was great, I loved the story and characters.”
Hutchinson proves his natural skill in acting, considering his prior knowledge of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory story and his little experience in theatre. A great accomplishment to land a main role as a freshman, Hutchinson eagerly awaits his opportunity to show off his talent to the Romeo community on stage.
Other familiar faces take the stage alongside Hutchinson. Hannah Enciso ‘19, plays the role of Veruca Salt in the production.
“This will be my fourth year participating in the Romeo Theatre Company. Acting and singing are things I really enjoy and have since I was a little girl. I am also in charge of the hair for the play which I am really excited for,” Enciso ‘19 said.
Enciso, a veteran of Romeo Theatre Company, knows the ins and outs of the theatre. Beverly Hillbillies, Aida, Arsenic and Old Lace, Seussical the Musical, You Can’t Beat the House, Legally Blonde, and now Charlie and the Chocolate Factory load up her impressive theatre resume.
RNews congratulates all those cast in the upcoming play and encourages the Romeo community to come out and see the production November 8th-11th. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. on the 8th, 9th and 10th, and on the 11th, the show kicks off at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public October 17th at www.showtix4u.com.