2019 One-Act festival a success

The student directed One-Act Play Festival was held Wednesday, Jan. 30. and Thursday, Jan. 31. in the CFHS Little Theater.

There were four short shows playing each night. Each show was directed by one of four seniors, and the event had a cast of over 30 student actors. Over 400 seats were sold for both nights, with the second night selling out completely.

Mrs. Mihalyov oversaw the student ran event. “I am always thrilled by how the community supports our performing arts programs. I was thrilled about another sell out,” Mrs. Mihalyov said.

The senior directors, Hannah Metzler, Griffin Jozsa-Freimuth, Josie Reynolds and Alliyah Dolinar, each picked their own shows, held auditions, casted the shows, and ran rehearsals by themselves, with the assistance of Mrs. Mihalyov.

“All of the directors did an amazing job and I was so proud of how they each stepped up to the plate and created such a professional product,” Mrs. Mihalyov said.

From rehearsals to tech week, the week before the show where the technical aspects like lighting and sound are perfected, the show took 9 weeks to become performance-ready.

“It was so fun! I enjoyed the whole experience. From auditions, to callbacks, to rehearsals, to the performances, just everything! At times, it was challenging because it was a new task that I had never done before, but other times it was awesome to be able to work with such amazing actors and see them grow. I think that honestly was honestly my favorite thing about it; being able to watch all of my cast grow and become friends and flourish on stage was such an amazing experience that I don’t think I will ever forget!” director Josie Reynolds said.

One-Acts are the more “laidback” of the theater shows at the high school, and they are a great opportunity for students interested in the theater department to get involved. This year’s cast featured several actors who were new to the theater department.

Junior Alex Rowan was new to the One-Acts this year. “It was super fun and I loved meeting all of the new people. My favorite part was trying to hide my laugh and smile when the audience was being obnoxious,” he said.

The One-Act festival was a wonderful show and had a fantastic turn out this year. If you didn’t get a chance to see the One-Acts, or if you’re interested in more productions, the next theater event to look forward to will be the spring musical “Mamma Mia!” which will be showing Apr. 12, 13 and 14. Don’t miss out on this exciting show, and be on the look out for auditions and information about next year’s theater events.