Sterling High to put on “Babes in Arms”


Senior Hannah Hendricks leads one of the Musicals dance numbers druing reherseal. “I like being a part of something that is big, and inclusive to a lot of people,” Hendricks said.

Superb Musicals are something Sterling High students expect, but only those who are in them, actually understand the amount of work that goes into them, especially the choreography.

“This is a much different show than we’ve done before,” Teacher Betsy Dutton said. “It is very dance oriented, we have only done two other shows with a little bit of tap in them, this one has quite a bit off tap in it.”

When it comes to tap, Betsy has entrusted a lot of the tap on Senior Mac Thrasher.

“It is really helpful to have someone who has dance experience and can help handle choreography,” Betsy said.

With almost every number including some sort of dance, and a number having tap in them, Thrasher has had her work cut out for her.

“It’s nothing like what we have done before,” Thrasher said. “She has really trusted me to make the tap sound and look good.”

Tap is a difficult style of dance on

it’s own, but Thrasher has to get there tap to a level that they can sing while tapping.

“It is a lot of fun, but teaching them all tap well enough to where they can sing at the same time is really hard,” Thrasher said.

Even those in the production who don’t have to tap understand the level of difficulty.

“Since this show has started, I am very thankful I don’t have to tap at all,” junior Will Dutton said.” Dancing normally is hard enough for me, but throw in tapping and my mind just could not handle it.”

With Thrasher’s high school musical career almost over, this one has already been different,

“This being my senior year, I really enjoy having more responsibility, and being in charge of more.” Thrasher said. “This one is a much bigger deal to me then the others.”

For those who don’t know about Babes In Arms it is the story of a  back

stage, musical production group who wants to put on their own show.

“I think that our cast will be able to get past all the dance and put on a good show,” Betsy said. “I think we can pull this show off.”

The cast members seem to really be into the musical, and are ready to put it on.

“I think it will be pretty interesting,” junior Max Fulbright said. “I get to play a funny role, and I am ready to see how the audience reacts to the play and I hope they enjoy it.”

The musical is November 12, 13, and 14, and seems to be a good show for anyone that really enjoys the art of dance, but even if you don’t like dance, it appears that it is recommened regardless.

“I recommend it for everyone,” Will said. “I think it will be good for all ages, people will come and see a good show, and get a few good laughs from it.”