Dinner Theater leaves crowd ‘On the Edge of Texas’

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Senior KJ Reid lip sings to the classic song “My Girl” by The Temptations.

On March 1, StuCo put on their fifth annual dinner theater. Since before Christmas break, students have been planning and rehearsing for “On the Edge of Texas.”

Over 500 guests gathered in the cafeteria for the sold out performance and Ta Molly’s catering. The packed crowds seemed to enjoy both the comedy and the talent of the show.

“I really enjoyed watching,” sophomore Elijah Lovett said. “It was really fun. It was a lot more than I thought it was going to be. This is the first [dinner theater] I’ve been to, and I’ll probably be in it next year. I didn’t think it was going to be that fun to be in until I saw it.”

Despite the late nights, long hours and hard work given by every participating student, when the last performance of “We’re All in This Together” comes to a close, everyone agrees that the intense preparation was all worth it.

“We had a rough rehearsal so we knew we had to make [the actual performance] great,” senior Caroline White said. “We work so hard on dinner theater, but it’s always completely worth it for all of the laughs.”

For first time performers, the experience can be a little overwhelming. No one could fully predict what was going to happen when the lights dimmed, especially those stepping onto the stage for the first time. But at the end of the show, students realize that forgotten lyrics and skipped dance moves can’t take away from the fun of performing.

“The performance was good,” freshman Cameron Tarpley said. “I thought it was fun, even though I messed up in the beginning. I’ll definitely do it next year. I’ll do any performance I can next year.”

“On The Edge of Texas” marked many senior’s fourth and final dinner theater performance. This bittersweet moment will certainly be a time these students will never forget.

“I’m sad that it’s my last dinner theater and that I’m not going to get to do this again,” White said. “I always have a lot of fun at dinner theater, so I’m really going to miss it.”