Behind the Scenes: Talent show preparation leads to night’s success
December 8, 2014
On Thursday, December 4th, the North Cobb Fine Arts department held their semi-annual talent show. A variety of acts participated, which included singers, dancers, actors, musicians, and even a surprise flash mob. At the end of the night, senior Jessica Sloan and junior Anabel Prince won third place performing an original scene, the Step team won second place, and junior TJ Espino won first with her beatboxing flute performance. Even though drama teacher Mrs. Oz expected a bigger turnout, the experience overall proved successful.
Here’s a look behind the scenes of the work that the performers, host, and director Mrs. Oz completed, all leading up to the final moments pre-show:
5:00 PM: Senior Matt Long takes a well deserved nap before preparing for the show, complete with his own sleeping bag and pillow.
5:05 PM: Director Mrs. Oz awaits the crowded show, taking time to herself before the rush of performers shuttle in.
5:10: Freshman Ben Snover receives help with his makeup before performing his original monologue.
5:15: Seniors Danika Shaw, DJ DeBois, Matt Long, Jennifer Delgadillo, sophomore Jordan Warren, and junior Katie Peters prepare for the show as the flash mob dancers practice.
5:30 PM: Dancers led by senior McKenzie Brady practice before surprising the audience mid-show with a flash mob performance to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
6:00 PM: Host Matt Long, light and sound technician Tatum Bjerklie, and cinematographer DJ DeBois, all seniors, prepare for the show in the lighting booth.
6:10 PM: Step team captain junior Brittney Pommell works out the technicalities of their intense performance with Mrs. Oz.
6:20 PM: Freshman Ben Snover and sophomore Jordan Warren chat before the show.
6:30 PM: Performers struggle to perfect their acts, leading to a hectic pre-show environment.
6:45 PM: Freshman Hope Hutchins practices before singing “Titanium” by Sia in the show.