It's beginning to sound a lot like "Cinderella" at Mosley High School. The campus remains mostly quiet during the summer months, but the sound of singing and acting fills the air for about six weeks.
The Summer Stock Drama Camp is putting on the musical Cinderella but not the tale many of us are most familiar with. Students ages 13 to 18 are bringing Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella to life on the stage next month. It's still the typical story where Cinderella loses her glass slipper and falls in love with the Prince.
Mosley High School drama teacher Bruce Taws has directed the program for ten years. Each summer, dozens of students spend their afternoon learning the script, songs, and even build the stage set.
This group will only practice for about a month which gives them fewer weeks to prepare than during the school year, but Taws said there's always something special about the summer musicals.
"During the school year, they're burdened with, you know, working on seven different classes during the year then they have to practice after school, add to that homework and so I think that adds to the success of the summer program," said Taws.
The students will practice for a few more weeks then perform Cinderella on July 25th and 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Theater. Taws also directs a younger group in the mornings. They'll perform Seussical Junior on July 18th and 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Theater.