Observation Of Sing

On November 19th I went to New Dorp high school as I do every year to watch Sing. Sing is a performance the school puts on each year. The students are divided into two teams: SeniorSoph, which consist of all the seniors and sophomores that want to be involved, and JuniorFresh, which are all the juniors and freshman involved. Both teams have to come up with an original play that the director writes him or herself and they then compete to see who will win that year. The shows are judged off multiple categories. There are always four judges assigned to come each night and give critiques. Judges are always alumni Sing performers. The shows always last two nights and on the final night they are judged off of script, choreography, music, stagecraft, …show more content…
They acted as high school students (which came naturally to them, considering they 're all in high school) who were in the middle of electing a new vice principle for their school. I found this idea to be creative, knowing they would get the audiences attention since the show was soon after the election for our country. Their moral of the story explained although people have different opinions we could come together as one to agree on our differences, and understand what’s best for a group as a whole. Their arguments they performed, fake articles the “school committee” wrote, and sarcastic remarks toward each opposing candidate left the audience cracking up the entire hour. “SeniorSoph” performed a play they wrote which was called SeniorSoph goes around the world. Within the show the students traveled from country to country exploring Italy, Africa France, and Spain. The way their backstage crew designed the sets for each different country actually amazed me. Its incredible to think of the effort that goes into the settings they create while on such a small school budget. Their moral explained although we are all so different, we are still all the same in so many ways, and holding onto our cultural differences is what makes each of us …show more content…
While watching these young adults perform you have the advantage of watching their facial expressions,listen to their voices fluctuate, see their excitement, and watch their nerves kick in, all right there in that moment. It gives the performance a different type of value knowing there are no re-dos’s, cuts, breaks,etc. The way the actors on stage worked to engage with the audience had a strong impact on the people watching, as it did on me. The clapping, cheering, and singing along from the audience made me feel so much more in tuned with the entire performance. I believe the connection between the performers and the audience was the best advantage for both sides. As someone watching the show my nerves almost kicked in for the actors each time they were on stage, knowing how exciting it is to be up there. Their smiles before they would begin speaking or singing as the crowd cheered both teams on was what made the atmosphere of the auditorium so

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