Ross Upper School students took the stage this week for the school’s spring theater production, Crunch Time: A Musical Revue.
Featuring excerpts from timeless classics like Into the Woods, Les Misérables, and Godspell, as well as contemporary shows such as Hamilton, School of Rock, and La La Land, the young entertainers kept audiences on the edge of their seats. Highlights of the show included a fast-paced performance of “My Shot” from Hamilton; a mashup of “When I Grow Up” from Matilda and “I Won’t Grow Up” from Peter Pan; and the ensemble’s performance of “Why We Tell the Story” from Once on This Island, with accompanying guitar by ninth grader Ramiro G.
The cast and crew included several members of the senior class participating in their final Ross theater production. For others like Paloma L. ’19, a boarding student who joined Ross this year, the production was the first of what will hopefully be multiple performances. “Everything is so new for me,” Paloma said. “But getting out of my comfort zone helped me to learn a lot.” The play also presented an opportunity for Paloma to meet students with whom she rarely interacts otherwise. “I’ve met so many people and made so many new friends,” she said.
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