Saturday, April 9, 2011
FEATURE: West Side Story dress rehearsal
Midland High School student Audrey Ortiz, who plays Francisca in the production of West Side Story, smiles as she laughs with fellow cast members backstage Saturday at Central Middle School Auditorium during a dress rehearsal. "Being in West Side Story — it's like being in a really big family," Ortiz said. "Sometimes it can be stressful and tense, but we all love each other. That's what makes it so much fun. It's the people around us that makes this worth the experience. I love all of these people."
While the orchestra plays, Midland High School students Joe Fillmore, Ben DeGroot, Dallin Jones, Ian Palmieri, David Naffie and Michael Kelingos, all members of the Jets in the production of West Side Story, sing the "Jet Song" about what it means to be a member of their gang during a dress rehearsal Saturday at Central Middle School Auditorium.