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“Damn Yankees” preview

November 9, 2018

HHS performs three shows throughout the school year. The upcoming play “Damn Yankees” is in production.

The theater program is open to anyone who would like to participate. The talented student actors and bright colors of the set make watching theater productions something many students look forward to.

“This was my first year trying out for the play and I was very nervous. I also tried out for the lead role ‘Lola’ which makes it even more nerve wracking. But when I got called back for the role I was beyond happy,” said Ruby Gruidl, junior.

Gruidl is the perfect image of a student going out of their comfort zone and trying something new.

HHS students have to become accustomed to the two hour and 30 minute practices after school in the auditorium along with six hours of practice over the weekend. That’s equivalent or even more time consuming than the practice schedule of athletes.

“The play has taken over my after school life. I decided to do theatre over HRDT (Hopkins Royals Dance Team) but I love that I made the transition. Theater has taught me the patience that is necessary when working in sections and having to wait for your turn to perform,” Gruidl said.

These upcoming weeks for students in theatre are crucial. Tech week is notoriously known in theater as an incredibly stressful two weeks for students. Managing practices until along with homework shows the time management that students have to learn.

Damn Yankees will be playing in HHS auditorium Nov. 15-17. This show is one to look forward to.

“Like every show you get yourself all worked up and filled with excitement. That’s what I’m going through right now, all excitement just ready for the big day,” said Cruz Vargas, junior. “Things are going along great so far and everyone really connects and this certain play needs a tight community of people to have it really click.”

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