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“Six: Teen Edition” announced as Oakmont drama department’s spring musical

OHS drama department gains the rights to and announces their upcoming portrayal of the renowned musical “Six: Teen Edition.”
The flier for Oakmont’s production of “Six: Teen Edition” announces the upcoming spring musical. 
PC: Concord Theatricals
The flier for Oakmont’s production of “Six: Teen Edition” announces the upcoming spring musical. PC: Concord Theatricals

Oakmont High School’s very own drama department takes on the role of gaining the rights to perform the notable musical “Six: Teen Edition.”

This significant occasion was recently publicized both to the school, but also on the local news station “GoodDay Sacramento,” as it had previously been kept under wraps due to the prestige of the situation.

Not only did the recent announcement of the drama program’s upcoming spring musical proclaim to the student body what famed musical would be presented, but it posed the declaration of a milestone for Oakmont High School’s history and an exciting accomplishment for those involved in OHS drama.

The milestone is not just specific to Oakmont, as being one of the few high schools in the US to gain rights to “Six: Teen Edition” caught the attention of “GoodDay Sacramento.”

Oakmont’s own cast in “Six: Teen Edition” was featured and interviewed on the local news station to share the enthusiasm of their forthcoming performance and elaborate on the process paving the way for such an ordeal.

Cornfield had to maintain the news of the exciting achievement confidential as the gained rights invoked a secretive planning process, including with auditions and rehearsals.

“When they selected us in December, they said, ‘but you can’t tell anybody till February you’re doing it’,” Cornfield said. “So we debated doing it because I wanted to tell people what the musical was. But in the end, we decided we would go for it.”

The cast of “Six: Teen Edition,” constituted by OHS drama students, express their anticipation for the show and enthusiasm to be a part of the experience, as preparation for performances are in full swing. 

“I’m really excited,” junior Allison Vandivier said. “It’s an incredible experience.” 

When performing and preparing for a popular and advanced musical such as “Six: Teen Edition,” pulling off the musical can invoke difficulties for the actors and backstage crew, as there are inevitably concerns and nerves present. 

“[The hardest thing is] I think remembering harmonies because I’d already forgotten half of mine,” sophomore Callie Blackstock said.

Having an engaged, reactive audience contributes to the atmosphere and aura within the theater and can further encourage the cast and invoke more enjoyment throughout their performance.

“[The most fun part of performing is] definitely the audience, because it’s more of a show that I guess brings more energy, so we want the crowd to be energetic,” Vandivier said.

As anticipation builds and preparations persist, the Oakmont Drama department is proud to have this opportunity.

The cast of “Six: Teen Edition” will convey their passion for performing and display their collective hard work on their show dates of April 11-13 and 18th-19.

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Calli Swensen
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Calli is a junior and in her third year of journalism. She loves the beach and to travel. She keeps busy with dance, performing with the dance team and in the dance program. She enjoys listening to music and to cook. She always loves hanging out with her friends and spending time with her family and her dog.
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Leah Maupin is a junior and is in her third year of Journalism. She loves to write and listen to music in her free time when shes not playing soccer or on Instagram Reels. She loves spending time with friends and family and is excited for another year of Journalism.

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