Jenna Knepper ‘21: A blast from the past, this years Romeo High Theatre Company showcases the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. The 1920’s production involves many interesting characters and after hours of auditions, the final cast starts preparing for an amazing show.
“I am playing Millie. She is a girl in the 1920’s who moves to New York from Kansas to find a wealthy husband and be successful,” said Charlene Yarema ‘19.
Yarema appreciates the the incredible opportunity to portray the main character, Millie, in the upcoming musical. Going on her fourth year of theatre, Yarema cherishes her theatre experiences and becomes excited for more.
“I am very excited to work with an amazing cast and the amazing directors. I have been in every musical since freshman year and it is always so much fun putting on the shows with everyone,” Yarema said.
Also accepting lead roles in the Musical, Emma Kiefer ‘20 and Carter Wright ‘20 share a similar feeling with Yarema about the atmosphere of creating a theatre production.
“I am playing Dorothy, a california girl, and I become the main characters best friend. I am super excited to sing and perform in front of the big audience,” Kiefer said.
“I am Jimmy. I am the love interest and a paperclip salesman. I am really excited for the dancing, but also really nervous that I am going to mess up,” said Wright.
Kiefer and Wright take on yet another theatre production. The two juniors performed in the RHS renditions of Seussical the Musical, Legally Blonde, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
With lots of experience and talent, Yarema, Kiefer, and Wright start back up their routine of practices and rehearsals. While the routine becomes a norm for some, others start to figure out for the first time what taking part in theatre entails.
“I play Lucile, a girl staying at a hotel. It is a small part but I am just excited to hang out with some fun people,” Sarah Greb ‘22 said. “I am a little bit nervous because I have never been in a musical before.”
Greb’s first year in the Romeo Theatre Company quickly fills with dance practices and read throughs. A freshman at Romeo High School, Greb intends to continue pursuing her newfound love for theatre for the next three years.
Whether the actors fourth year in a row, or their first time stepping on stage, it becomes apparent that many talented actors and actresses got picked to portray Thoroughly Modern Millie for this year’s Romeo High School theatre production. Students leave fifth and sixth hour to come see the show on March 20th. On the 21, 22, and 23, the Musical starts at 7:00pm at Romeo High School followed by the final show starting at 2:00 pm on March 24.