Students to perform ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Approximately 20 students from Greenville High School and Greenville Middle School will put on a musical production of “Alice in Wonderland.” The show will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Advocate Staff/Patty Vaughan

The stage is set, lines have been memorized and the curtain is ready to be pulled as approximately 20 students take the stage for the production of “Alice in Wonderland.”

The Old Gym Players have come together again to perform a Disney classic at Greenville High School.

After about 30 rehearsals of singing, dancing and learning lines, Greenville Middle School students and Greenville High School students are ready to perform.

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“I like to do kid-friendly musicals,” Director and GMS band director Chris Pryor said. “We like to invite the elementary schools to come see it. Last year we did ‘Seussical’ and we had good success with that.”

Pryor said the musical would be unique this year because of the choreography as well as having all handmade sets.

The students started rehearsing back in January and February using a CD to practice daily to learn the songs.

“We give them a CD to work and rehearse with, and we start putting up blocking and choreography into the music as we go,” Pryor said. “We try to think about what the sets will look like so we can position people.”

The first performance will be for the elementary school on Friday morning and then the high school that afternoon.

Performances open to the public will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be preordered from any cast member, Naomi Pryor at Greenville High School or can be purchased at the door.

“We want to show off our kids and take pride in our drama department here at the high school,” Pryor said. “They have worked really hard, and they deserve to have some people to come see it.”