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Spring Musical Pulled in a New Direction

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From the vivid color of last year’s Seussical, the theater was cast into the world of gothic darkness as The Addams Family hit the stage. It must be said that the cast and crew certainly exceeded expectations in their performances during this year’s Spring Musical. Each member behind the scenes and on the frontlines put so much clear effort into the show, making all of their peers and ancestors proud.

The play follows one night in the twisted, dark Addams family household where Wednesday brings home a boy… from Ohio. Over the course of this night and dinner, two completely opposing families learn how to understand and accept each other for their differences. It seems as if those casted were simply made to play their roles, and even as the families contrasted each other on stage, all of the actors worked harmoniously together to make the show all that it could be.

Special shout outs go to the staff who worked tirelessly to create such an outstanding production, especially those teachers who we see each day, Mrs. Comm, Mrs. Kertoy, Mr. Emanuelson, Mr. Postlethwait, and long term substitutes, Ms. Stewart and Mr. Gilbert. It’s clear that no detail was ignored from the stunning set to the tombstone adorned walls, the incredible costuming, and Cosmic Crumbs and Carrie’s Caffeination Station that created the Creepy Kooky Cafe.

Congratulations to each person who made the show a huge success this year! We can’t wait to see what the future of this theater program brings!

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Alyssa Manderach
Spartan pride runs deep for Alyssa Manderach, who is originally an Ocean City, Maryland native. She has spent the last 7 years working to embrace what it means to be a part of Hempfield Area. The Royal has been a dedicated passion of hers since she started writing for it two years ago during her sophomore year. Her work preserving events and memories for the newspaper has pushed her to pursue a career in journalism after graduating from college. Much of her time is also spent volunteering and working with the school as president of United Spartans. Between her time in these organizations, as well as many other clubs and honor societies, she has seen the opportunities to volunteer with local organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Beverly's Birthdays, and Westmoreland County Food Bank. Her plans for the upcoming years involve attending a four-year university, studying communications with a focus on media, so that hopefully she can enter the journalism field as a writer or editor.