The Jenkintown High School Theater ArtsProgram is dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of the Jenkintown High School student body and providing a safe and creative environment where the artists can cultivate their craft within a supportive and caring community.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Pippin, The Journey
My Dearest Friends,
I sit here not quite believing that we open tomorrow night.
It really feels like yesterday...when we gathered in a very warm choral
room......scrutinizing notes, working out harmonies and trying to make
sense of it all.
When I chose this musical, way back
when....it was my hope that you would enjoy the musical as much as I did
when I was in my high school theater department (so many years ago).
I loved being in this production...the music, the energy..the story.
It is all about the journey...is it not?
I can still remember the feeling of "community"........of belonging.
Of the excitement when we sang "Morning Glow"...or the audience's
reaction when the finale came around and the stage was left bare except
for the three actors.
I can still feel their wonderment.
I wanted to share those emotions and experiences with you...I wanted
you to have the same journey as I. I do believe you have, but you have
also gone so much further.
You have created your own
"Pippin"...you have graced the JHS stage with skills that, I can
guarantee, no other JHS theater student has performed.
have also embraced the newest members of our theater community. You
have blossomed into a family......into a troupe that will only enhance
the strength of our program.
Enjoy this moment......this
journey. We, as players, have gathered to truly make a magical
statement about ourselves and "Pippin".
I couldn't have asked
for a more dynamic, fun, caring, energized, garrulous, and loving group
of folks to be with and to work with.
You have raised the bar so very high.
I thank you for that.
We have created something very special.....please take a moment,
sometime during the three performances, to gather your thoughts and to
savor this unique time in all our lives.