By Lorrie Ham
For its second show of the season, the Mound Westonka High School Theater Department presented Emergency Prom by Steve Moulds on March 13, 14 and 15. This was only the third time that this play has been staged, and it was the first time in Minnesota.
“We were very blessed to have the opportunity to showcase this unique show to our sellout audiences on both Friday and Saturday night,” said assistant director Meagan Anderson. “We were also very fortunate that the playwright, Steve Moulds, was actually able to come and enjoy our performance on Friday night as well!”
As the story goes, a few days after the biggest night of the year, the students of Glen Burnie High face the fact that prom was a huge disappointment. The students stage a do-over of Saturday’s dance—an “emergency prom.” Soon the entire school is hoping to correct their mistakes from the first time around … but can everybody really get a second chance?
Cast members included junior Jane Isaacs as Lizbeth, senior Tom Lloyd as Eric, senior Zach Hoh as Patrick, senior Zach Martin as Billy, senior Abe Thaler as Gus, sophomore Natey Leif as Miguel, senior Anna Malchow as Gemma, senior Lauren McDonald as Stephanie, senior Coco Wagner as Corey, freshman Piper Bruce as Callie, junior Shelby Smith as Julie, freshman Shelby Cooper as Tiffany, senior Emma LaLuzerne as Brandy, senior Hogan Kelly as Mr. Watson, senior Addia Troyer as Ms. Valenti, sophomore Tori McCann as Devon and senior Haley Jordahl as Melissa. Junior Jack Curti was the male understudy.
Tony Brown directed the performances. The stage manager was sophomore AJ Bomar. Crew members were sophomore Megan Martin, junior Jack Curti and freshman Maxine Musselman. Sophomore Max Taggart handled lights and eighth-grader Kris Kurtz was the sound man.
“At Sunday’s performance, we bid farewell to our 12 seniors who participated in the show and appeared on the MWHS stage for the last time,” said Anderson. “They will be missed.”
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