To kick off the 4th quarter, Rockhurst Theatre Department put on Bonnie and Clyde for this school year’s musical. The musical follows the true story of Bonnie and Clyde from their youth through their crime spree.
The show opened Thursday, March 22 and the final performance was Saturday, March 24. The show followed Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on their crime spree during the Great Depression. Bonnie was played by Senior at St. Teresa’s Academy Katie Willnauer and Clyde was played by Senior Brayden Dannecker.
Sophomore Philip Licata, the preacher, said “We got close by spending so much time together. We bonded a lot over Vines…” The show brought the cast and crew together and allowed for them to strengthen their friendships.
Sophomore Lauren Butler, ensemble, said “I think it helped us bond a lot. By the end of the show,we were like a big family.”
The cast and crew had been working on the musical since the end of January. Their efforts showed in all four of their shows. Thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Ashlea Christopher and Mrs. Ann Lehane the show went off without a hitch.
For any student thinking about joining the theater department in the future, the cast has some advice to offer.
Lauren Butler said, “I think they should (join) because in theater there is a part for everyone, and even if you don’t think you can sing or act there you can do crew. If you are unsure about your abilities, you should still try out.”
Sophomore Philip Licata said “Just go for it. We are very very accepting people who love making new friends. Plus we love seeing what new people can do to make the shows even better.”