By Jane Aronds
The third annual WHS May-Hem will take place tomorrow in the Auditorium at 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of performances from students. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 for students and $10 for adults, according to Theater Department Director Mr. Daniel Devlin.
Said Devlin, “May-Hem is essentially a variety talent show that is open to anyone who would like to perform.”
The acts performed by students usually range from “comedy bits” to “big Broadway show stoppers,” according to junior Mary-Kate Miller, who is the student board representative of the lighting department.
Devlin added that the show is “about 90% student operated;” the organization, backstage run and full performance are all run by students. Junior Lauren Echausse, the senior director and producer of the event, said that there will be solos, duets, dance numbers, monologues and stand-up comedy acts.
Miller added that anyone can be a part of the show. “The main idea behind May-Hem was to give all students their moment to shine on stage. There is no discrimination in any way shape or form,” she said.
According to Devlin, while there were no formal auditions for May-Hem, there was a preview in mid-April to “ensure that all interested students [were] making progress on their performances and that the material being performed [was] appropriate for a high school.”
“I definitely think [May-Hem] will be a success,” said Miller. “I am completely enamored by how much talent there is at WHS.”