SBS middle schoolers performed the middle school musical Disney’s Frozen Jr. to produce a scheduled stream for the community to see on a virtual opening night Saturday, November 14.
A nearly empty C Gym Theatre was filled with both nerves and excitement, and a small audience of cast and crew, as middle schoolers prepared to take the stage for their performance debut. Director Sam Brown and Music Director Liza Brown moved seamlessly from one place to the next, cueing students in and out of scenes and conducting vocals. Through trials and changes, these young actors proved resilient and determined.
According to Director Sam Brown “Going to Arendelle was something that everyone was excited about at the beginning of the year. We started off not knowing what the ultimate outcome would be, but our continued faith and trust in God enabled us to forge ahead with telling this beautiful story of love and the power of family.”
An abundance of vocal talents, swift scene changes, impressive choreography and character chemistry made up yet another outstanding middle school musical. Every student in this production served a critical role in executing a great and memorable show.
Sam Brown continued by saying, “From wearing masks and shields during every rehearsal and the performance, to losing the in-person performances, the students overcame a lot. However, they handled the entire process with grace, and they were able put together a performance with an artistry truly representative of their gifts.”
Among the many unique circumstances of this year, our students for the first time ever performed the show to be recorded and then waited for the official opening night over a week later. The excitement and anticipation was great as the performers sat gathered around their TVs with family members, ready to enjoy an unforgettable performance. Grace Kell ‘25, who played Ana, said she, “watched the musical at home with her older sister and really enjoyed watching it back.”
Gavin Lewis ‘25, who played Kristoff, shared, “The adjustments made because of COVID were challenging, but my favorite part was definitely hanging out with the cast and recording the final show.”
Through many challenges, these students pulled off an outstanding show. Mr. Brown concluded by saying, “We couldn't be prouder both of their work and of their love and encouragement for one another.”Click here to view photos from the performance of Disney’s Frozen Jr.