Titanic Prepares To Set Sail
Story by: Rachel Fettig
When we hear the name Titanic, most of us think of the movie made by James Cameron, but the musical that North and South are doing this November is far more historical and different than the movie.
Mariya Grabow, the librarian and theater director at South High, said that every name you hear in the musical was a real name on the Titanic.
Grabow also stated that making the set for the musical will be a challenge, even though they never show the entire ship. Making parts of the ship and having everything look realistic will still be difficult.
“It will be a great learning experience for the kids because the music is difficult and there is a lot of history,” stated Grabow.
Ann Muellenbach, South High’s choir and orchestra teacher, stated that the music for Titanic is different from the other musicals in previous years because it is a full orchestra with the winds, brass, percussion, and strings.
Muellenbach also said that the pit orchestra will be playing almost the whole time, even during scene changes, to keep the musical rolling.
“The pit orchestra has always done wonderfully, and I am sure they will do well here too. I am very proud of them,” said Muellenbach.
Emily Gamb, an actress in the up-coming musical, said, “It has a very historical background and it’s like having a history lesson in a play.”
Gamb also stated that this musical takes up a lot of time and you have to be willing to take the time and learn all your parts.
“I put my heart and soul into this musical.”