"I would describe our version of the classic 'Charlotte's Web' as a perfect dichotomy of humor and drama because there are those quirky, silly moments, but at the same time there are sentimental moments between Charlotte and Wilber," said 17-year-old Amanda Maynus, a senior, four-year member of Capital's theater program and active actress since the age of 12.
"The show has its funny parts, but it also features important morals such as friendship, loyalty and perseverance," said senior Angel Moore, 17, an eight-year performer.
"Putting on a children's play isn't as easy as it seems. The imagery and magic that's written down on a page is hard to create into a performance on stage," Corbett said. "My students work so hard. We want to create professional quality, but that's impossible without hard work."
The cast has rehearsal nearly every day. "Rehearsals run from Tuesdays to Fridays for about three hours after school. We also have set construction on weekends that can run up to seven hours long," said 17-year-old junior George Lilly.
"High school is a big place, and everyone wants to find where they fit in. That's what theater is for me," Moore said.
"My favorite part about theater is seeing the show come together and seeing the kids' faces and how amazed they are as we perform," said senior Shayna Haynes, 17, who plans to major in acting.
Lilly said, "I love performing; it's something I've always loved. There's always something new. No two shows are alike or have the same challenges."
"Before each performance, as a cast, we come together in what we call an energy circle. We talk about what we're going to do and our goals for the show. We get psyched up and motivated, and it's a lot of fun," Maynus said.
These students show a true passion for acting, and many of them want to continue their career after high school. They spend countless hours after school to provide the community with spectacular performances."It's a perfect show for children, but people of all ages will enjoy this classic," Maynus said.