Musical receives donations from community

With Southmoreland’s first musical Cinderella quickly approaching, the musical has a lot of things to get in order, some of which can cost a lot of money: technology, such as sound and lighting; snacks for the actors and crew; and of course, costumes.

The community has reached out to help support the musical, providing donations of props, costumes and food.

Chorus teacher and musical director Mrs. Michele Zamperini says getting ready for the performance is “unbelievable.”

Getting ready for the musical “is like a hurricane,” said Mrs. Zamperini. “We have a to-do list as long as a roll of toilet paper. There is a lot left to do.”

People have donated old prom gowns and even a wedding dress as costumes for the musical. Places such as The Geyer Theater in Scottdale and The Porter Theater in Connellsville have donated props as well.

One of the Cinderellas, sophomore Joselyn Busato, says she is very thankful for all the donations and the community’s outreach.

“I am so thankful that we have been given these gorgeous dresses,” said Busato. “The community has been so supporting and generous to the school throughout this entire experience.”

Busato said that thanks to the dresses being donated, huge weights have been lifted from their shoulders.

“I am so thankful that we have been given these gorgeous dresses,” said Busato. “Not having to search for the perfect gown is a weight lifted off of mine, and other’s shoulders, and is truly a blessing.”

Opening night is on Thursday, March 22, and runs through Sunday, March 25 in the high school auditorium.

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