By LeeAnn G.
Senior Girl Reporter
“Sell those tickets and fill that bowl!” This is what Mrs. Patsy, the Artistic Director for Junior University Musical Theater, would say to the cast almost every night.
For more than fifty years, Junior University has “provided San Bernardino and the Inland Empire the best family entertainment while offering an exciting and educational experience for young people.” They perform yearly at the Roosevelt Bowl in Perris Hill Park, San Bernardino.
On July 28 I was fortunate enough to go to the Scout Night at Perris Hill Park and watch the performance of Junior University Sleeping Beauty. The performance of Sleeping Beauty ran from July 22 to August 6, 2016 and was one of the best performances I’ve seen. There were krogs (troll-like creatures), princes, princesses and jesters, too. Although it might not seem like you’re watching the normal Sleeping Beauty it was one for the gold. The stands were full and the crowd clearly loved the performance.
Some of our fellow Girl Scout Girl Reporters were in the play! Kassidy B. played a krog in the ensemble.
“Sleeping Beauty was a very fun production, even though it takes up your whole summer, it’s worth it,” said Kassidy.
Gavin D., who played Clyde (a Valient), elaborated, “It is part of our duty as a cast to do our part and dedicate ourselves to the show, part of which is to sell tickets. Buy doing this we can put something truly amazing together by bringing the community together, and fill that bowl. It’s not giving up a summer. It’s turning your summer into a very special and unforgettable experience.”
The Girl Scouts were excited to go behind the scenes and see what it was like to produce a play. Although it was right before the school year started for many students, it was exciting to get a break from preparing for the new year and watch an amazing performance.
“Junior University is not just something you do and then forget. It’s the chance to make new friends, learn new things, and become part of the family. Once you do Junior University you stay in Junior University,” said Ava P. who was cast as Minnie, one of the Luvlies.
I have been told that next year’s play will be Peter Pan and I can’t wait to see it. Hopefully I’ll see you there.