The Salem Hills High School drama department earned a reputation of excellence last year, after they put on their first performances in the first year of the school. After the first play of the 2009- 2010 school year, would they keep that status? The answer, after the outstanding performance of The Music Man, is absolutely. Directed and choreographed by Polly K. Dunn, along with music director Justin Bills, the musical turned out to be quite the show. A perfect mix of humor and character, the cast members easily caught the attention of the audience throughout the play. Another notable aspect of the show was the live orchestra of Salem Hills. They played flawlessly and set the mood of each scene with their flowing notes. A mention must also be made of the leads, Kyler Gilstrap and Celeste Lee. Both amazing singers and performers, they did a terrific job of stirring the emotions of the audience. Behind the scenes, it was evident that the costume and set departments succeeded in capturing the setting for the play. Overall, The Music Man was completely worth going to, and the fine arts department of SHHS has again impressed the community.
by Kjirsten Collins