(Crystal A. Proxmire, 3/30/2011)
Starting out with nothing, some 65 students from FHS, FMS, Coolidge and Kennedy Schools came together to produce Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! They performed from March 12 -20, 2011.
Junior Natalie Berger played Ellen in the production, and she organized the Sound Effect Design. She and her friends had such a fun time with the show that she put together a video to remember the experience.
“The thing I liked best was how we got to showcase everyone’s talents,” Berger said. “And being able to start off with nothing and build up to a great performance in the end, with great acting, dancing and singing!”
The show was supported by the Ferndale High School Musical Boosters, who was able to connect the High School students with younger students in the District, fostering teamwork and mentorship relationships.
The cast worked hard for three months to prepare for the big show, which was also done in Ferndale in 1982 and 1997.
Congrats to everyone who worked hard on the production! And thank you to Natalie and her friends who wanted to share their experience, and gratitude, with the community. Watch the video below, or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1W1nj_bhMw&feature=channel_video_title.