With the amount of boys that attend the school, it would seem that a sufficient amount of them would try out the program, but this is not the case.
With a combination of academic classes and sports, the dedication it takes to be in theater can be overwhelming, but it varies with the role that is given.
A lead role would attend about every rehearsal, but a minor role would have more days off. This has been an issue for some of the boys here at school concerning sports.
For some boys, sports is the only extra-curricular activity they take part in--which is understandable because males are generally more into sports than females. There are practices for hours at a time every day of the school week and even some weekends.
This is the case for Daniel Azurin, junior, who is a member of the varsity basketball team.
"I am so busy with sports. I do not have the time because our basketball practices vary a lot. Plus, AP classes are also taking up my time, too," he says.
In order to participate in both sports and drama, you must maintain above a 2.0 average and have no more than two F’s.
Junior Geoff Fulkerson says, "I haven't been in drama because of stage fright. I feel
like I'd mess up and my voice would crack."
Director Mrs. Paladino stated: "There is always a strong, male leading actor in a show, and we are always looking for them."
Many of the male actors on television and in movies started out being involved in the theater. This includes Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Mario Lopez, and Andy Samberg.
Written by Rachel Russell