After six years of hiding behind the curtains, Aaron Wolf is ready for his time in the spotlight.
“I’m ready for my moment to shine,” said senior Aaron Wolf.
After years of watching school concerts, musicals and performances, seniors Aaron Wolf, Thomas Christopher and Aiden Robertson have decided to take on the stage in their final year at OVS by joining the cast of Grease, this year’s winter musical.
Since the sixth grade, Aaron has worked lighting, microphones, and practically everything one can do on the technical side of productions, but this year, for the first time in his OVS career, Aaron will be performing on stage in the school musical.
“I’m casted as Vince Fontaine in Grease,” explained rising actor Aaron. “I’m a bit nervous because I have a couple big blocks of text and I’m not used to memorizing lines. It will be a hurdle to get over but I’m excited.”
As the Student Body President, Aaron decided that it was his duty to follow the lead of his presidential precursors and join the play.
“Every single past president has done it so I should do it,” explained Aaron. “I need to carry on that legacy.”
On top of fulfilling his presidential commitment, Aaron thinks the musical will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“I’m never going to get this chance again,” said Aaron, “so it would be really cool to see what it would be like on stage.”
Along with Aaron, seniors Thomas Christopher and Aiden Robertson will be doing the musical for the first time in their OVS careers.
“I joined the musical because it sounded fun,” said Thomas “and it was a nice change of pace.”
Thomas has done many musical performances on his own, such as performing with the Upper Campus Garage Band and demonstrating his piano skills at the annual Festival of Talent, but this will be his first time in a group performance of this caliber.
“Performance wise, I’ve mostly focused on personal work,” explained Thomas. “Doing something with such a large group will be good for me.”
Thomas, Aiden and Aaron are all expanding their horizons and are ready to dive into the musical. These three Seniors are ready to light up the stage with their performances in Grease.
“It’s exciting that they are joining our cast, but even more than that is that they’re so talented and we’re having so much fun. Just wait until you hear Aaron speak as the radio DJ, and Aiden’s singing is going to melt your heart, and Thomas has been working on this really fun New York accent that’s going to be really good,” said Lisa Boyd, the director of the musical. “It’s really great.”Share