On April 9, students, parents and other audience members sat in the auditorium among the sound of murmurs, until darkness and silence spread throughout the building. Presented by AHS Thespians, various band and orchestra
members and the Visual and Performing Arts department, the spring musical “Cinderella” was performed on April 9-11 and will also be performed on April 16-17.
Contributors to the event included director Jennifer Nitschke, conductor and music teacher Mark Trulson, vocal teacher Samuel Chen and dance teacher Sarah Fong. In addition, benefactors, sponsors, friends and patrons
were recognized in the program given.
“A lot of hard work goes into the putting on a good show, and ‘Cinderella’ has come together in a great way,” Nitschke said.
The cast also enjoyed being a part of the production.
“My favorite part was the ballroom scene; it’s just very graceful and elegant. During that part, it feels like you’re actually in the story of Cinderella,” senior ensemble member Bryant Chau said.
This musical was adapted from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella story and followed the classic Cinderella plot. The musical included songs such as “There is Music in You.”
“[Overall], I thought it was great; I especially liked the singing and musical parts. I also enjoyed the cast’s enthusiasm,” parent Armando Cordero said.