This year’s spring play is the Broadway musical “Pippin.” Without revealing too many details, it is about Prince Pippin, son of King Charlemagne, and his incredible journey to become an extraordinaire. It is a play about finding one’s true self, which many students find relatable to their high-school careers.
Some of the stars of the show include Sean Kelley (`16), playing the role of Pippin, and both Claire Jacobs (`15) and Claire Krakowiak (`15), who will be playing the roles of “Leading Player,” a narrating role.
This is Krakowiak’s first play at Gilmour. She works as a choreographer at Stagecrafters Youth Theatre in Orange. She has decided to bring her work to Gilmour by not only taking on a lead role, but also choreographing the larger numbers in the show including songs “War is a Science” and “Glory.”
It is a play about finding one’s true self, which many students find relatable to their high-school careers
So far the play is coming along pretty well, despite hindrances from spring break and numerous snow days this year. However, cast members are very optimistic about the outcome of the play. As Ron Ryavec (`16), who plays Lewis, said, “The play will definitely be pulled off.”
Some of Ryavec’s favorite scenes include the opening scene, called “Magic to Do.” Ryavec said, “This number has a really cool look and is very catchy.” He also said the transitions between scenes are orchestrated perfectly, and will definitely take the audience by surprise.
Shaya Puglia (`15), who plays Catherine, is very excited for her last show. She has been a part of the Drama club since she came to Gilmour her sophomore year. She is featured in several songs, including a duet with Kelley and her opening number “Kind of Woman.” She, along with the rest of the cast, agree that although it is being put together in a very short amount of time, everyone is working hard and will pull through.
Everyone should come see the show, because it has a lot of good musical numbers, and a very good plot
Dates for the play are April 30 through May 3. When Krakowiak was asked what her advice to the Gilmour community would be she said, “Everyone should come see the show, because it has a lot of good musical numbers, and a very good plot!”