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Students gain experience during 'Annie' run

The Olds High School production of Annie Get Your Gun ended on Sunday, Dec. 4. “It was very successful. I thought the kids did an amazing job,” said Rhonda West, director of the play and Olds High School teacher. “I am very proud of them.
OHS student Kayla Urbanowski benefited from the help of cosmetology student Carly Smith before each performance of Annie Get Your Gun.
OHS student Kayla Urbanowski benefited from the help of cosmetology student Carly Smith before each performance of Annie Get Your Gun.

The Olds High School production of Annie Get Your Gun ended on Sunday, Dec. 4.

“It was very successful. I thought the kids did an amazing job,” said Rhonda West, director of the play and Olds High School teacher.

“I am very proud of them.”

While the actors reaped applauses, the backstage crew of almost 30 students worked hard out of sight every performance day to make sure the musical went on without a glitch.

“I have to say that if it weren't for the backstage crew, I do not think we would have had quite the show we did,” said West.

The backstage crew students were in charge of hair, make-up and lights, while the front stage crew students were in charge of the door and concession.

For all students, the musical was an experience not to miss.

“I really liked it,” said Carly Smith, Olds High School Grade 11 cosmetology student.

“You get to learn a lot about what goes on backstage.”

Just like the cast, the backstage crew comprised students from every grade.

“They really loved the experience of working backstage,” said West.

Since the Olds High School drama club only puts on one play a year, students will have to wait until next year to be involved in another production.

"They really loved the experience of working backstage." Rhonda West, Olds High School teacher, director of 'Annie Get Your Gun.'





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