Story by Anjali McDaniel

Dutch Fork High School’s new drama teacher, Jamie Harrington, debuted her first show, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, in the auditorium last weekend. The play opens on a dark stage where you hear a faint whistling tone and as the lights rise, you see the actors frozen in time.

As the show goes on, the audience is introduced to the different characters of Sleepy Hollow. There are different narrators throughout the play that help tell the story to the viewers. Each person’s voice is projected clearly, so that everyone can hear them. The rest of the cast did a great job at projecting their voices and there was hardly any mumbling.

During different parts of the play, the cast broke out into song, which the audience seemed to enjoy. Everyone sounded like they were on tune and it was a great addition to the play. Most of the songs had to deal with the bad events that were going on in the town of Sleepy Hollow, but it helped create a spooky tone for the play.

The audience was able to laugh and interact during the show which a lot of viewers enjoyed. The actors and actresses in the play seemed to enjoy the interaction with the audience too. They kept good eye contact when needed with the audience which helped keep them interested in the play.

Overall, the debut of Sleepy Hollow was a success and good way to start Halloween. The show proved to be an exquisite production put on by Dutch Fork High School and their new drama director, Jamie Harrington.

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