Mrs. Corrine James, the drama teacher, is excited about Drama’s current play, “The Fiddler on the Roof” because she gets to put her classical side to her work and see her drama crew perform it.
“I’m shooting for a classical play, I really like culture,” she said.
James feels like this musical is showing a lot of that and believes her students can present that to the audience.
Lowry's Drama and Stagecraft crew will perform “The Fiddler On The Roof”, on November 12,13,14, and 15 in Lowry’s auditorium at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission will be $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per student.
“The Fiddler On The Roof”, begins with a Jewish milkman that lives in a small Russian town called Anatevka. He lives his life being a fiddler on a roof as a tradition, the villagers undergo it. He has five daughters that he is trying to protect and teach the traditional values, meanwhile being very poor. “The Fiddler On The Roof” is sad, laughable, and cheerful. It covers race, nationality, and religion while simultaneously keeping the audience entertained.
Mrs. James is impressed with the work her Drama and Stagecraft students have put into the production. Mark Henderson is standing out to her specifically.
“It’s almost like this part was written for him,” said James.
James feels as if Henderson really gets into character and feels it. Henderson is the stage manager and has been in the drama program for three years.
Henderson agrees with James and also feels as though his hard work has paid off.
“I feel like I’m getting better every day,” said Henderson.
The drama and stagecraft are excited for “The Fiddler On The Roof” and love the hard work they have put into it. However, according to senior Alyssa Parker, preparing for a musical is definitely challenging at times. Simply memorizing lines can be difficult.
“People have trouble memorizing lines and get confused on what they are supposed to do in a specific scene or how are they supposed to act it out. Sometimes we change it [a scene] to make it our own or make it more understandable,” said Parker.