Drama and Stagecraft will present this year’s children’s production of “Tiny Thumbelina” in March. The play promises to be different than pieces of the past and accentuate the individuality of the cast.
“The first play of the year is always just kind of my bucket list,” said Drama Teacher, Mrs. Corrine James. “They’re things I’ve always wanted to do in my life. Then, after I see the cast, I decide what the children’s play is going to be. Since the drama kids are always kind of loud and just full of energy, I thought a play with a lot of animal characters would be good.”
Mrs. James is excited about the lead roles of the play, and how well they will fit.
“I don’t know if you know Destiny DeLaMora, but if you look at her, she is tiny Thumbelina,” said Mrs. James. ”If you know Rachel Metzker, who’s playing the lead also, she is Thumbelina. Based on these two seniors, I thought this was going to be the perfect play to do.”
Stagecraft has their work cut out for them as they create the rather unusual props.
“They’re in a world where everything is way bigger than the main character, so the grass, since she’s [Thumbelina] just a small thing,” said stagecraft member, Mark Henderson. “The flowers and the trees are just going to be huge, so it’s just going to be a different way to watch it.”
When asked what sets this play apart from others, the Stagecraft class responded with two words: “bubbles,” and “glitter.”
“One of our new special effects, something that we are going to try that we’ve never done before is that we’re going to try to make it snow,” said Mrs. James. “We’re going to try to create some environment.”
Stagecraft member Ariana Galindo thinks this performance is one to be excited for.
“I think the audience is going to enjoy how magical it is, and how everything is just going to be bigger than life,” said stagecraft member, Ariana Galindo. “It’s full of effects. We’ve got tons and tons of glitter. Tons and tons. The songs, the choreography, it’s all just going to be great.”
Drama and Stagecraft will perform for elementary schools during school hours.
“We will be doing performances for every child in Humboldt County School District,” said James. “We do performances at 9, 11, and 1, the whole week for McDermitt, Kings River, Orovada; all of the kids are bussed in...I think the music is going to be a really good way to tell a story. The kids are going to love it.”
Performances for the public will take place on March 11,12,13,14 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for seating.
“The admission prices will be $3 for students and $5 for adults,” said Stagecraft member, Jessica Dixon. “Donations are always welcome for the senior scholarships.”