And so Lauren Piester's Uni theater career has come to an end. "West Side Story" was her final high school production — and by far her most challenging. For a while things didn't look promising, but during tech week everything came together. Sure, that's what usually happens, but this time Lauren had her doubts.
"West Side Story" cast member Brittany Scheid takes us back to Friday night's performance of the spring musical, when something entirely unexpected happened in the opening scene: Teddy Zamora-Mills, playing the role of Shark leader Bernardo, fell and broke two bones in his forearm. Did that deter the senior from going on with the show? Not on your own life. Read on!
Three members of the Gargoyle staff have roles in this year's spring musical, "West Side Story": senior Lauren Piester, junior Brittany Scheid, and sophomore Kahlilah Cooke. The trio will take turns the rest of this week reporting from behind the scenes as Uni thespians and musicians put on yet another spectacular production. Kahlilah starts things off with this peek backstage.