Photos by Layah Jones
The FC production of 42nd Street has been a huge hit. FC Theater is striving for a spot in the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. “If it doesn’t go to the International Thespian Festival, I don’t know what will,” said lighting designer and senior Matt Barnett.
Sophomore Will DeVary performs Mac, the stage manager of Pretty Lady, the play within 42nd Street.
Senior Arielle Conrad performs “Shadow Waltz” as the character Dorothy Brock. “It’s hard to remember to be older. My character is a seasoned, mature actress and is a big diva and sometimes it’s hard to maintain that confidence and poise on stage,” said Conrad.
Junior Brooklyn Ivey, a key dancer in 42nd Street, performs “Go Into Your Dance.”
Senior Henry Miller portrays Billy Lawlor, the leading tenor in Pretty Lady.
Miller performs “Dames.”
A group of dancers performs “Dames.” “The marquees and costuming were particularly difficult in 42nd street, but in the end it looks great on stage,” said Barnett.
Ivey performs one of 42nd’s most prominent dances, “Money.”
Sophomore Mitchel Lewis portrays the Pretty Lady dance choreographer Andy Lee.
Conrad performs the act one finale. “I feel so blessed to be able to step out every night and perform for people. It’s so nerve wracking but still so much fun,” said Conrad.
The star of the show, Junior Morgan Prentiss, performs “Lullaby of Broadway” with senior Joel Jackson.
Jackson performs “Forty Second Street” as Julian Marsh, the Pretty Lady director. “Marsh is the hardest role I’ve ever played. It’s a challenge portraying someone that you have little in common with,” said Jackson.
The 42nd Street group is thankful for all of its members. “We’re a huge family. We argue, we comfort each other, we make each other laugh, we do everything together,” said Conrad.
Photos by Jenny North
Sophomores Jordan Burger, Sam Moore, junior Chase Bishop and senior Will Huston perform “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
Juniors Luis Romines and Chase Bishop, and senior Arielle Conrad perform “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
Junior Aubrey Spencer walks in on junior Sarah Denison reciting a monologue from “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
Senior Henry Miller adoringly watches his fiancé, junior Aubrey Spencer, talk about meeting her parents.
Senior Arielle Conrad and junior Chase Bishop have an intense sword fight as senior Henry Miller nervously watches from the sideline.
Junior Chase Bishop holds senior Henry Miller at sword-point.
Junior Chase Bishop and senior Arielle Conrad share a passionate on stage kiss.
Senior Arielle Conrad nervously watches as junior Aubrey Spencer and sophomore Mitchell Lewis hold an uncomfortable conversation.
Freshman Noah Hankins tells senior Arielle Conrad about his ever growing cat with a thyroid problem.
Freshman Noah Hankins gently caresses senior Arielle Conrad’s face.
Junior Chase Bishop stands in disbelief as freshman Stevie Griffin cries about being pregnant with his child.
Junior Chase Bishop attempts to convince senior Arielle Conrad to stay with him.
Sophomore Mitchell Lewis struggles to prevent junior Chase Bishop from strangling junior Sarah Denison.
Sophomore Mitchell Lewis plants a quick kiss upon junior Aubrey Spencer’s cheek.
Junior Aubrey Spencer and sophomore Mitchell Lewis fight to hold back junior Chase Bishop from attacking junior Sarah Denison.
Seniors Arielle Conrad and Henry Miller stare in shock at a drunk junior Chase Bishop passed out on the floor.
Senior Arielle Conrad and sophomore Mitchell Lewis drag junior Chase Bishop’s drunken body into a closet.
Senior Henry Miller gives an unexpected weather report for senior Arielle Conrad.
Senior Arielle Conrad gazes helplessly as junior Chase Bishop attempts to kill freshman Noah Hankins.
Sophomore Mitchell Lewis leaps onto junior Chase Bishop’s back, while Senior Arielle Conrad holds back freshman Noah Hankins from fighting.
Senior Henry Miller threatens to shoot junior Chase Bishop and sophomore Mitchell Lewis if they do not quit chasing him.
Senior Arielle Conrad and sophomore Mitchell Lewis endeavor to try and save their disastrous play.
Senior Henry Miller hops onto stage to tell the audience he has been kidnapped, while junior Sarah Denison pays no attention to the hostage.
Freshman Noah Hankins downs a coffee pot of liquor while senior Arielle Conrad and junior Chase Bishop have a family talk.
Junior Chase Bishop and Senior Arielle Conrad peer in surprise as freshman Stevie Griffin and senior Henry Miller announce their relationship.
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