The Sunnyside High School Drama Club is putting on their first show of the school year, ‘Peter and the Star Catcher.’
Advisor Corey Murphy says it’s essentially a prequel to Peter Pan and sets up the story that so many people know.
“The veterans are very happy to be back on stage,” said Murphy. “We have quite a few new people in the program, especially in the crew, but it is a small cast.”
He noted that the past year has been particularly challenging with getting kids into the program, but that this year’s performances will be in line with state guidance which will not require masks of the performers during the show.
“When I announced the mask change (to fall in line with sports and cheer) there were cheers and smiles!”
Since the pandemic began, the club has been recording shows and then releasing a digital copy, something Murphy says he’s not as familiar with.
“I work with live theatre, so it has been amazing to get back to nearly normal.”
The shows are November 5-6, and 11-13 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Boy/Peter: MJ Johnson
Black Stache: Colton Morrow
Molly: Sara Waywell
Smee: Celeste Tlatelpa
Prentiss: Tayler Bonzi
Ted: Sami Jo Mendoza
Lord Aster: Patrick Wise
Mrs. Bumbrake: Alejandro Alviso-Gonzalez
Captain Scott: Michael Castro
Grempkin: Mike Sanchez
Slank: Gabriel Schenck
Alf: Samantha Huerta
Mack: Jj Ayala
Sanchez: Lissaundra Caridad
Fighting Prawn: Gabriel Schenck
Hawking Clam: Mike Sanchez
Teacher: Sara Waywell
Vanessa Leon Guerrero