With all of the craziness that the Spring holds for many students, teachers, and community members, some of these people add even more to their already hectic schedule. On April 10th, 11th, and 12th the Sweet Grass County High School Thespians put on their Spring play for the community of Big Timber at the Civic Center. Gabryelle Perkins directed the play, which was called Don’t Touch That Dial, with the help of Kari Blaylock, who has directed many of the school plays in past years.
This was Mrs. Perkins second year directing the school play, and her stars in the making all agree that she does an excellent job balancing schedules, dealing with backstage drama, and putting on a fantastic production. “The school play consists of a lot of hard work and some very long evenings, however the reward at the end is absolutely worth it and seeing what my students are capable of outside of my classroom is amazing” said Perkins about the grueling work of directing the school play.
In this play, Sally and Charlie Brown get sucked into another dimension while fighting over the remote control. The kids are stuck inside of the television, and the television shows that occur within the television. While trying to find a way home, the two get thrown into a multitude of reality and drama shows including The Bachelor, The Real World, The Young and the Restless, and The X-Files. Along with adapting to this crazy behind the scenes world, the children deal with a swiper, a set director, and a hair and makeup crew.
This production was put on by the SGCHS Thespians which included Mariah Wood, Faith Allred, Madilyn Emter, Taylor Ronneberg, Emily Hughes, Lauryn Yuzeitis, Honey Cranston, Erin Dringman, Greta Sanders, Ethan Peterson, Avery Connor, Caitlyn Corso, Kacin Perrett, Drew Pike, Sam Curry, Chad Lager, Ian Garcia, Mack Coyne, Madelyn Foulk, Kaitlyn Yuzeitis, Rachel Glavin, Merrissa Henry, and Jakob Ronneberg. “I had a lot of fun this year. At first I was annoyed that we had eighteen cast members, but I think it actually ended up being a good thing and we had a very dynamic cast” said Greta Sanders about the 2015 Thespians. The Thespians did an outstanding job with the production of the 2015 Spring play, and we are already looking forward to next year.