Letter to the Editor - March 24

March 24, 2012

A performance to remember

To the editor:

Last Saturday evening my friend and I attended a dinner/show at the First Christian Church on Potomac Avenue. It was to be a musical presentation of “Jekyll and Hyde” — a musical?

It was under the direction of Matthew Albright, one of the music ministers at the church and an instructor at The Arts and Communications Academy at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. The presentation was to benefit the Chancel Choir’s trip to perform at Colonial Williamsburg’s Bruton Parish.

Not knowing what to expect, we were thoroughly entranced with the performances of all of the young people from the school. There were 19 on stage, in costume. They sat in a wide semicircle and came to one of four microphones at the front of the stage, as it was their turn to perform. There were six instrumental students and the instructor and they added so much to the evening.

I belong to a small theater group and unfortunately, my mind is tuned in to catch hesitations, lost lines, etc., but I detected none.

The evening was a marvelous experience and I wanted to let everyone know that when the occasion arises, do go to the performances of our young, local people who work so hard to present an enjoyable show, and gain experience in public presentations.

Doris C. Merson

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