‘Miracle’ Opens Tonight


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The Repertory (Rep) Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street” opens tonight. Students have been working on the show during class and in after school rehearsals since the beginning of November.

Rep theatre students make up the cast of the show, directed by theatre teacher Mark Swezey, but non-Rep students can be on crew.

“A lot of underclassman who’re in drama are on crew and… [the upperclassmen] are very welcoming and ready to teach,” sophomore Rep Theatre student Shannon Henshaw said.

Doing “Miracle” as the winter production is a long standing tradition at South. Students who are involved for multiple years get to experience playing multiple roles, and small changes to the production make each year unique.

“I think they just add different things each year,” Henshaw said.

However, some theatre students would welcome a new show.

“I think the tradition is really cool and fun, but I feel like there’s a lot of opportunity to try different things,” Henshaw said. “There are only so many ways you can do [“Miracle”].”

The show opens tonight and will run through Saturday. The house opens at 7 p.m., curtain is at 7:30.