A Musical In the Works

Alhambra’s Drama Club returns to the stage to prepares performances for the spring musical, Cinderella


Rianna Herrera

AHS’s Cinderella Cast List

With the exception of the last two years, Alhambra High School has always hosted a fall play and a spring musical for audiences to enjoy the amazing talent and creativity our Performing Arts department possesses. For the 2023 spring musical, Mr. Wiener, the director, and Mrs. Stafford, the tech director and conductor for the orchestra pit, have selected Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to be performed on Alhambra’s stage, which will be the first time Alhambra’s Drama Club will perform this specific musical.

Auditions were held from January 24th through January 26th and many dedicated students were present to try out for a part. On Tuesday, the first day of auditions, the actors started by doing vocal warmups and later performed songs listed from an audition packet: actors got to choose between, “Boys and Girls Like You and Me,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “Stepsister’s Lament,” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” On Wednesday’s audition, the singing continued for the first half; during the second half of the audition, everyone paired up and learned a snippet of a dance from the choreographer. On Thursday, there were callbacks where the directors selected actors to perform certain songs and scenes. Finally, on Friday the 27th, the cast list was posted.

When interviewed, many of the actors who auditioned expressed both excitement and nervousness about how auditions went:

Lune Buckman, 9, said, “I was terrified but I had a lot of fun!”

Calina Montero, 9, said, “I thought that it was a lot of fun! It takes a lot of courage for people to go up on stage to sing, dance, and act, but everyone is so supportive of each other and it made the whole experience very enjoyable. There’s so much talent.”

Everyone who auditioned tried their hardest and will continue their hard work and dedication in rehearsal for the next few months. Performances for Cinderella will be held from April 19th through April 22nd. To receive news and updates on Cinderella, follow Alhambra’s Drama Club on Instagram by clicking the link to the club’s page: https://www.instagram.com/alhambra.drama.club/