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March 8, 2013

Column: Drama club brings literacy to the sta

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“Since joining drama club, I have learned so much about theater, music, dancing and doing something I love. It introduced me into a world of passion and fun that I never knew existed. If I hadn’t joined, I wouldn’t have known about the magic that can happen when people who love the same thing come together to create a story. I don’t regret a single minute of it. Drama club has helped me realize what I want to do with my life.”

We are very fortunate to have those in the community who help us mount our shows. It is absolutely wonderful that parents donate their time to work side-by-side with their children during our vacation scenery builds. Additionally, the local businesses and families who support us by donating resources to fund this program continues to positively overwhelm us!

All in all, more than 75 people have come together (including students, faculty, families and friends) to help bring this production to life! SHS freshman and Bowditch alumna Caylee Post designed the scenery, and SHS alumna Kim Masse designed and directed the choreography for the show. The program is almost entirely student-run. They are encouraged from the get-go to take ownership of the process so that they may reap the benefits of their hard work paying off.

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Benjamin Chertok is director of the Bowditch School Drama Club. This is one in a series of columns from the Community Advisory Board for the Salem schools.

If you go What: "Seussical" When: Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 reserved. For more information, call 978-740-1290, ext. 207, or email benjaminchertok@salemk12.org.

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