Sound of music

Kianna Verdugo, Staff Reporter

The final musical for the drama club this school year is coming in April to Loretto Academy

“Disenchanted!” is the final play for the 2021-2022 school year. Loretto Academy drama club will feature new and returning actresses.
Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Gunnison

A twist on a classic story with familiar characters such as Snow White and Cinderella will bring lighthearted fun to the school.

The spring musical is called “Disenchanted!” and has a cast full of seniors who are preparing to bid farewell to their acting careers at Loretto Academy.

“Disenchanted!” is a comedy based on the not-so-wonderful trials in the lives of fairytale princesses.

Fairytales are not what they are made out to be, and these princesses are planning to set the record straight.

With Snow White as the leader of the princesses, each princess has their own flaws and tales of misfortune.

Returning fan-favorites are Mia Guerra as Secretary, Luciana Molina as Snow White, and Elizabeth Gunnison as Belle.

Senior Mia Guerra said, “It’s definitely bittersweet because I’m not acting in the last musical of senior year, but I still love being a part of the production and helping out.

I also get to watch the musical come together from an outside perspective which I think is really fun.”

After she made her debut in the play “The Odd Couple,” Laila Halloul makes a return as Mulan for this enticing play.

After school, the drama club starts rehearsals for the play. Ms. Wages is the drama director for “Disenchanted!”
Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Gunnison

The musical’s new actresses include seniors Georgina Anchondo as Rapunzel, Mariah Martinez as Pocahontas, Andrea Carranco as The Little Mermaid, and Cristina Herrera as Sleeping Beauty.

Senior Mariah Martinez said, “I am so excited and am looking forward to acting!

I am also a little nervous because it is my first time, but eager because this is something new to me!”

New to the stage, these actresses have mixed emotions on acting and singing for the play.

Senior Georgina Anchondo said, “It’s exciting to be able to act in my first play at Loretto.

I was scared I wasn’t going to get casted, so when I did, it was relieving.

It is a pretty big commitment I am still adjusting to, and I am learning more about the people I am acting with and teachers.”

Junior Sofia Ruiz also debuts acting as Princess Badroulbadour in this comedic play.

Joining the actresses is the tech team that creates the magic on stage.

Elisa Camacho said, “It’s crazy to see how much time has gone by, but I’m excited to work in the musical because it’s always so fun!

But still, sad since it’s the last time I will be spending practice with the seniors. 

They make up a big part of our team, and I’m gonna be so sad when they leave, but in the meantime, we will enjoy our time together as much as possible.

Seeing them about to leave also makes me think how next year we will be seniors, and it’s kinda scary.

We just got started with practice, but so far it’s a lot of work with all the set pieces that need to be made.

But it’s so fun to plan how the stage is gonna look since this musical has princesses!”

To finish the school year off strong, the drama club is putting all their hard work together to perform on April 7th, 8th, and 9th.