Preparing for the First Musical of North Point


Holliday Palazzolo

North Point Theatre Crew Preparing for Opening Night here soon!

Holliday Palazzolo, Reporter

As more exciting activities and events are added to North Point in order to make a difference in the lives of the students and to stand out within the Wentzville School District, many students are preparing for one of the biggest events of North Point. Thanks to the amount of work that has gone into this project, the North Point Theatre program presents: All Together Now! A musical showcasing some of Broadway’s hit songs in order to fundraise for both Broadway, and the school. Countless students have given it all they got in order to prepare for this musical, but now that opening night is only a few days away, many of them are either getting nervous or can’t wait for the first musical play of North Point to debut. The theatre teachers, the stage crew and the actors are doing whatever they can in order to prepare for opening night.

All Together Now” is a musical showcasing some of Broadway’s most memorable and infamous songs from many of their plays. All Together Now also serves as a fundraising opportunity for many theatres who suffered financially due to Covid, the money made off of the musical will help any theatres in need, and help them advertise their musicals & plays so people can start going to the theatre again. 

While attending rehearsal, the stage crew and the actors within the musical, including the Stage Manager, are in the process of making sure everyone is prepared.

“I helped with everything once I was elected Stage Manager, that includes casting, sound and lighting design, blocking, etc.,” Jamie Morley-Park, the stage manager said. “Casting actors for the musical wasn’t that hard either. So many talented people auditioned, but it was clear to us who would be the best to cast.” 

Not just the staff, but the stage crew is also preparing and doing what they can to support the cast and the stage production.

“Rehearsal takes place every day from 2:30 to 4:30 now that opening night is right around the corner,” Minh Ngo said. “I am a part of the lighting crew, so I make sure that the lights come on when they’re supposed to.” 

However, the people who are most excited about opening night are the instructors and the actors. Ever since they auditioned and were chosen to be a part of the musical, they’ve been giving it their all in order to make an impact on the first musical of North Point.

“I wasn’t very nervous when I auditioned, nor was it hard, but I was very shocked when I found out that I was chosen,” Joshua “JT” Tappin said. “I was overwhelmed a little bit when I realized that rehearsal took place every day after school, but in order to help with memorizing the songs, I make sure to listen to them whenever I get the chance, I even listen to them when I sleep.” 

As opening night draws closer and closer, everyone in the theatre department is doing what they can to make the first musical of North Point perfect.

“Now that Opening night is very close, I do what I can in order to help everyone in the Musical,” Mr. Milhous said. “I even took to memorizing and practicing the dances on my own so I can teach the actors. Regardless, I’m very proud of the progress we’ve made and I’m very excited for opening night. The only thing I would change though is that I would add more special effects.” 

Opening night for “All Together Now” is on November 12th, and November 13th, and they will start at 7:00pm, and it is said to go on for about an hour and 15 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults. Now that the very first Musical of North Point is about to debut, we hope to see you there!