Sharpstown High School
Reported by: Marty Johnson, Director of Education, iTheatrics
April 4, 2012
The students at Sharpstown High School have been very fortunate to have both a band teacher and a drama teacher. But, until “NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make A Musical” began this spring, these two worlds rarely connected. Now that FAME JR rehearsals have begun, students from these two ensembles are working together to put on the first musical in Sharpstown’s history. The band students are taking the leadership role while they learn choreography, and the drama students take the lead when they work on lines and characterizations. It is so great to see them helping each other. However, they seem to be having the most fun when they are singing and both groups are learning at the same time.
Meet PAUL from Sharpstown High School
Grade: 11 Favorite subject: Math Favorite color: Black Favorite band or singer: Skillet What’s interesting about you and your family? We have all graduated in the top of our class. What do you want to be when you grow up? Cop Role in show: Joe Vega Favorite part of the musical’s story: When Joe tries to date Carmen Hardest part of being in the show: The dancing How has being in the show changed you? It has helped me with my fear of public speaking. What do you think your family will say when they see the show? I can’t believe that’s Paul! If you could travel in time and visit yourself right before you perform in the show, what would you say? Tear it up, man. You got this.
Meet GLORIA from Sharpstown High School
Grade: 12 Favorite food: A great salad Favorite band or singer: Christina Aguilera Favorite sport: Basketball What’s interesting about you and your family? We just moved to Texas 1 year ago. What do you want to be when you grow up? An actress Role in show: Carmen Favorite part of the musical’s story: Carmen singing in the lunchroom; actually, anytime Carmen sings Favorite part of rehearsal: Working on the dancing How has being in the show changed you? I have become more confident in my voice and my overall appearance. Do you think it is important for other kids to be in a musical? Yes, because everyone can get their time to shine. If you could travel in time and visit yourself right before you perform in the show, what would you say? Break a leg!!!
“NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make A Musical” program is administered by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald. For more information, or to apply to become a part of the program, logon to www.MAKEAMUSICAL.ORG.