“Snoopy, The Musical” a hit
by staff writer Evelyn Rutherford
This year, Ms. Bonnie decided to put on Bay Farm’s first-ever middle school play: Snoopy, The Musical.
Students had to audition for roles. The play performed live at Bay Farm’s Multipurpose Room from Friday, March 11 through Saturday, March 19.
Snoopy was directed by Bay Farm’s music teacher, Ms. Bonnie Nelson-Duffey, and her daughter, Andrea Duffey. Based on Snoopy: The Musical, a musical comedy by Larry Grosman and Hal Hackady, and a book written by Warren Lockart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael Grace, the show turned out to be spectacular. Not only did it have a wonderful cast of 14 people, it also had a lighting committee/stage crew and a set committee with members all volunteers from BFMS and a few parent helpers and teachers.
Auditions were held during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4. The cast spent months practicing the play, which included memorizing lines over winter break, and practices and rehearsals 6-8 hours per week.
Snoopy: Saima Hassan and Mia Bazo
Charlie Brown: Sean Bhalla
Linus: Jimmy Netherton
Lucy: Alyssa Diggdon and Megan Tansey
Sally: Evelyn Rutherford
Peppermint Patty: Addy Chaney
Woodstock: Camryn Sumrok and Sofia Coffin
Chorus: Javier Lira, Caroline Gee, Giselle Morris, Mia Wooton
The lighting committee/stage crew members were: Tommy Igo, Sarah Bishop, Jacob Kim, Kyra Kong, Daisy Williams, Grant Henderson, Veronica Baum and Amaya Soto.
The set committee members were: Sean Bhalla, Mia Bazo, Caroline Gee, Kyra Kong and Veronica Baum. Parent/teacher/sibling volunteers included Rak Bhalla, Angela Chan, Katie Edison, Kevin Edison, Kyle Edison, Vicki Williams and Katie Linderme.
The directors’ assistant was Mikenna Womack; choreography was directed by Denise Lum and Makenzie Kan; costume coordinator was Andrea Duffey; and musical accompaniment was provided by Randy Fong.
BFMS gives a special thank you to the Bay Farm PTA for sponsoring this program, and to Ms. Bonnie for bringing this play to Bay Farm. We hope to have another middle school play next year!