By Jack Ferris | Staff Writer
This season, Pearce theater will be performing Urinetown and South Pacific. They will be building sets for both productions.
Urinetown is a musical that satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, bureaucracy and corporate mismanagement.
“Urinetown is a musical comedy and should be good,” senior Eston White said. “It’s similar to a Monty Python play like Spamalot.”
The plot of South Pacific centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II. She falls in love with a middle-aged French plantation owner who struggles to accept his mixed-race children.
“South Pacific is our big headliner musical production of the year,” junior Jack Durham said. “It should be as good as West Side Story, but who can compete with that?”
Last year theater went to state with their one-act play The Sparrow. They hope to improve this year and make it further than the state level.
“I think we can do really well this next year,” junior Sam Snyder said. “Even though competition is in the spring, we’re always working to improve our dancing, singing and acting every chance we get.”
“Since The Sparrow was only a one-act play, it didn’t score as high with the judges compared to other larger productions at the state level,” Eston said.