With the recent passing of Valentine's Day, Mapleton Junior High School presented its first musical stage debut, "Love on Broadway", at the Springville Junior High School auditorium. The family-friendly show ran Thursday, February 9th through Saturday, February 11th. Under the musical direction of new choir teacher, Leni Thomson, forty-nine talented students from 7th, 8th and 9th grades performed a musical review of favorite Broadway songs about love from popular musicals such as Les Miserables, South Pacific, Rent, Hairspray, The Music Man, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Student Emma Garlitz stated that “being a part of this was really fun. It was great working with our directors Mrs. Thomson, Miss Tippets, Coach Lewis, and Megan Larsen. They taught us a lot about being on stage and part of a musical. It took a lot of time and effort but in the end it was very fun. I hope we can do another Musical Review next year.”
Students had been busy rehearsing since auditions were held last fall and spent numerous hours after school and during their flex time on vocal instruction, staging and choreography in preparation for the show. Many parents also pitched in to assist with costuming, props, set design, publicity, hair and makeup.