On Dec. 12, Southmoreland’s AP literature and language classes took a field trip to the Pittsburgh Byham Theater for a musical rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol.”
“We knew it was a play that both eleventh and twelfth grade students could appreciate,” said AP literature teacher Mrs. Amy Brown. “I think everyone really enjoyed the trip, and if we can find a play of similar value we would like to take another trip in the spring.”
For some students, it was their first time seeing a live action musical, and they were happily surprised by how much they enjoyed it.
“I absolutely adored the boy who played Tiny Tim,” said senior Lauryn Lubecki. “All the actors were very expressive and really made it easy for me to become involved in the plot even though I’ve seen the movie so many times.”
Students participating in Southmoreland’s own musical this spring took the trip as an opportunity to see what they should be striving for and how all their hard work at rehearsals will pay off in the end.
“The set and props and amount of technical things going on was amazing,” said senior Genesis Harshall. “I’m part of the behind the stage crew for ‘The Little Mermaid’ (the play to be performed by Southmoreland), so seeing professionals at what I’m doing in action was pretty cool.”
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