After Weeks of Dedication and Hard Work, 10-12th Grade Production of Chicago A Smashing Success

Last week, CGPS premiered their 10-12th grade musical Chicago in the Prep School Theater. Unique to the musical this year was a professional band that played music for the show.

 

“The students were both excited and nervous to perform,” Sarah Stewart, head of the Prep School music department, said. “Each show was unique because it is live theater. People forget that it is a living, breathing form of art. These students are out on stage singing, dancing and acting their hearts out.”

Each performance was a full house, with friends, family and peers providing enormous support for the 30-person cast and crew made up of dedicated upper-class Prep School students.

“Chicago is a hard for high schoolers to pull off because it takes talent in three facets of musical theater — acting, dancing and singing — and there isn’t much down time for anyone. I’m always so impressed and inspired by our student talent and am proud of both cast and crew,” Ms. Stewart said.

 

Among the 30-person ensemble were 13 seniors who will be graduating in May. Ms. Stewart noted those seniors particularly, adding, “They will be very missed!”