While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many theater companies to go on hiatus or pause from performances, the OLSH Theatre Department hasn't missed a beat. Their ability to think outside the box has allowed theater activities to continue, albeit in a different format.
The OLSH Christmas Play is a cherished tradition, and with restrictions to extracurricular activities, a traditional show was not possible this year. But theater students still longed for an opportunity to perform. So director Dolores Manuel and her dedicated production team made it happen with a virtual variety show. Featuring short skits, solo performances, and a few clips from OLSH Christmas plays of the past, the group put together an entertaining hour of holiday cheer.
Many members of the OLSH production team are alumni - and with their help and expertise, the show could go on. Director Dolores Manuel coordinated the directing team which included her daughter and OLSH main office receptionist Kate Manuel, Jessica McGunigle '01, and John Wojtechko '14. Dave Sykut, audio production manager at MCG Jazz and professor at CCAC lent his expertise in audio and sound management. Alexis Jabour '09 handled the video editing, and Ryan Parker '19 managed the crew/tech aspects of the show.
Thanks to the support of these talented individuals, OLSH students were able to showcase their talents this winter in a different, yet still fun way!
Enjoy the performance!