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The Prom: Behind the Scenes

Central Drama’s Fall Musical, The Prom, ran November 9th-12th, 2023. Cast members (and editors!) Bella and Alice are presenting to you a Behind The Scenes look of how it happened. Shows take a lot of time to make and deserve to be shown off! The long process and hard work of everyone involved is what makes a show the best it can be. We begin with some of the cast and crew:


From left to right – Sierra Smith, Alice Bell, Allison Williams, Amala Willenbrock, Jordan Rinkenberger, Elliot Penning-Bush, Avri Brown, Adsen Tarr, and Bella Ondevilla.

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Juniors and Sophomores talking to one of Central’s Drama Mamas, Erin Tarr, before rehearsal starts.

From left to right – Bella Ondevillla, Irene Crespo, Alice Bell, and Noelle Song.

Members of the Non-Equity cast of Godspell getting fitted for choir robes.


From left to right – Alice Bell and Allison Williams.

Bell and Williams on their way to start curling Williams’ hair before the show, the process took about an hour every day. 


Cast members relaxing during a run of the show!


Bess Chamley trying on a costume for her iconic character of DeeDee Allen.


Techie Daniel Canivez giving classmate and cast member Amala WIllenbrock homework help during a run of the show.


Amala Willenbrock posing for a picture during a long day of tech.


Amala Willenbrock planning out costumes for the song Barry’s Going To Prom.


Bess Chamley giving her sister, and Central Drama alum a call during a music rehearsal.


Allison Williams and Alice Bell talking before the top of the show!


Bella Ondevilla and Kelly Hong with matching bows!


Assistant Stage Manager Camille Speagel and Alice Bell embracing during round-up (which is a before-show ritual in Central Drama).


Laney Heggemeyer and Adsen Tarr sharing a warm hug after the understudy night, where Tarr had the opportunity to play the lead role of Emma, usually played by Heggemeyer.


Jordan Rinkenberger holding a sign to show his support for Emma, the main character of the story.


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