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‘Anything Goes’ celebrates months of preparation

David Koons, a sophomore, advertises Carlmont's spring musical,

Ben Balster

David Koons, a sophomore, advertises Carlmont's spring musical, "Anything Goes," to freshman Jaleyna Lara. Starting Feb. 6, members of the crew advertise Carlmont's spring play by handing out mints in rainbow sailor caps.

Ben Balster, Staff Writer

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The cast of Carlmont’s spring play, “Anything Goes,” have been preparing diligently for their roles in the musical comedy.

Terby Diesh, a sophomore playing the role of Moonface Martin, public enemy #13, said, “We’ve been working [on the play] since October and pretty much everyday except [for] Saturday and Sunday.”

At the end of October, auditions and call backs for the cast were held, and practice for the play began in November.

Members of Carlmont’s orchestra and band were chosen to be a part of the play’s pit orchestra and began their practice in November as well. Members of the orchestra had to work equally long hours to learn the large variety of music accompanying the action on stage.

Holly Bazigian, a freshman playing bass clarinet in the pit orchestra, said, “[The songs were] really hard and really confusing at first, and it takes up an hour of my day without a rehearsal and between two to five hours when we have rehearsal. But at the end of the day, after practicing, it’s really rewarding to be in a musical.”

The crew behind the lighting, sound, and props are a part of the Carlmont Technical Theater Association(CTTA).

Erik Anderson, a sophomore involved in the rigging of the curtain and backdrops, said, “We [CTTA] started rehearsing a week ago on Wednesday.”

However, Sophie Lynd, has been working with the director, Stephanie Maysonave, and the producers of “Anything Goes,” Genevieve Tep and Geoff Horn since the start of rehearsal in November as the stage manager. Lynd oversees almost all aspects of the play from the booth organizing the crew throughout the play.

“We have had rehearsal four times a week since November, so we have spent a lot of time and energy getting ready for this,” said Maysonave.

As the first showing on Feb. 10 comes near, the cast, crew, and orchestra begin dress rehearsals, which increases their daily practice time.

Katie Hill, a sophomore and member of CTTA, said, “[Rehearsal] was [4 p.m. to 8 p.m.] but now it’s [4 p.m. to 10 p.m.] since we are getting closer to the show.”

“Anything Goes” is a celebration of the hard work put into the musical by all members of the cast, crew, and orchestra.

In addition to the first showing on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., three more showings will occur on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., Feb. 11 at 4 p.m., and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at Carlmont’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be found at the link below.

Buy Tickets to Carlmont’s spring musical comedy “Anything Goes” here.

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