For the first time since the winter play in February 2020, Windom Area High School students are rehearsing — and preparing to present — a musical without face masks.
And that’s brought a smile to everyone involved with the 2021 WAHS fall musical “High School Musical.”
“And it’s not only the students, but us directors as well,” says first-year director Emily Riordan. “At practices, I feel like the students are able to connect a lot better. Last year’s cast was close, but this year, it feels like such a tight-knit group because we’re not having to have all the restrictions. We’re still being cautious, and editing some of the choreography just in case something should happen, but otherwise the kids are happy to be a part of the this in the way they remember before COVID.”
The show is scheduled to be presented to four live audiences Nov. 18-20 — three evening shows starting at 7 p.m., and a Saturday afternoon matinee at 2 p.m. At this point, it is recommended that those attending the show wear masks, but it won’t be required.
Tickets are expected to go on sale later this month.
For much more on the show, see the story on the Education page in the Oct. 13 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen on newsstands now.