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Students get hands-on with Broadway

Staff writer

A weeklong Broadway and stage summer camp at Marion High School culminated in a Friday afternoon performance for relatives and friends.

The experience was more than simply learning to put on a show, instructor Ruth Springer said. It taught participants how to work together, what happens behind the scenes of a performance, and other life lessons as well.

At 3 p.m. Friday, costumes were donned, makeup was applied, voices warmed up, and eager viewers were in the Performing Arts Center auditorium so students could present scenes from the musical, “Singing in the Rain.” The musical, originally produced in 1952, is a lighthearted look at Hollywood in the late 1920s, as actors were in transition from silent movies to “talkies.”

Springer said Friday’s performance was selected scenes from the musical. The musical will be presented in full during the 2022-’23 school year.

Last modified July 27, 2022