The following is from a very excited Becky Jones about just how well her theatre students performed this past Friday and Saturday nights when they took to the Comanche High School stage! According to Becky, things just could not have gone any better with Seussodyssey, Wiley and the Hairy Man, and Seussical complete hits.
Along with the show was a pancake supper cooked by Lindsey Furlong and her Home Ec students. The pancakes were such a success that on Friday night the students actually had to dip into the supplies reserved for Saturday night’s show.
“I think we guesstimated about 300 people had come out to support our kids. Then Saturday night, we had about 150 people in attendance.
“Many people said they heard about it on the Internet and that they had never seen one of our shows before.”
Of course, here at Texans United, we love to hear that!
Becky went on to say, “With all the money we raised we are now back on our feet. This money goes towards costumes, props, make-up, etc. The students and I are just so overwhelmed at the amount of people who attended. We really appreciate the support.
“I have to say that the kids poured their heart and souls onto the stage. Seussodyssey had people laughing loudly, while Seussical warmed the hearts with the story of an elephant and a one feather tail bird.
“Students left the stage proud, their heads held high, and they should have. Between their quirky characters and the outstanding job they did with their costumes, they had their audience won immediately.
“Junior high students took the stage with their show Wiley and the Hairy Man for the first time in front of an audience, and looked like they had been doing that for years. With the high school kids so willing to help the those in junior high, they make my job easy. It is a blessing to have this many great kids.
“Of course, we had a LOT of help. Mrs. Furlong’s group cooked over 500 pancakes! When her students served the multicolored sprinkled pancakes wearing the Dr. Seuss hats they had sewn, it just pulled the whole show together.
“Then there was the beautiful artwork from Mrs. Stepp’s art class that completely wowed the audience. The theatre kids loved the colorful. fun props that they were able to use on stage.
“The Ag department constructed wooden stage pieces that our set had been missing for years.
“Mrs. Franco and her class helped edit the music that was so critical to our Seussical.
“Of course I can not forget my trusty sidekick Melinda Megna, who shared the stage with the kids. She not only filled in on stage as a character, but she and a few students led the crowd in a fun game of Simon says while our theatre kids were resetting the stage between shows.
“It is heart-warming that our staff collaborate so well together to help our students shine, and I will say MANY students did shine this weekend!”
Yes, I’d say Ms. Becky Jones is just a tiny bit proud of their coup, wouldn’t you? And here at United, we agree 100% and are very excited to be able to report to you that yes, there are still some great things going on in the world, aren’t there?
CONGRATULATIONS TO JONES & COMPANY!