Behind the Scenes of What Is On Stage


Photo by Molly May

The cast practicing with director Kate Griffith

And action! In just a few short weeks the Performing Arts Department will be putting on “Noises Off!” at the Academy of the Holy Cross. The spring show, a farce about American actors putting on a British play, will run March 27, 28, and 29. 

Sophomore Addie Bounds is participating in her first show at AHC with “Noises Off! and shared, “I have had so much fun participating in this year’s show.”

Bounds thinks that being an understudy takes a lot of concentration and hard work because she has to pay attention to what the leads are doing and take lots of notes and blocking. However, she feels it is also great because she gets to watch the show and be in it when rehearsing. 

Tyler Petersen, the only boy in the show, is playing Garry who in “Noises Off!” is portraying Roger. Petersen, a student at St. John’s, enjoys coming to AHC for the production.

“It feels like home here. Everyone has made me feel so welcomed,” he said.

Petersen thinks the best part of the production is the sense of humor within the show. “The show is super funny and I have had a great time so far,” he explained. 

The show director, Kate Griffith, is excited for the production and has enjoyed the rehearsal process. 

“Directing the show has been a blast! I have loved seeing my actors grow in their talent and convince on stage. Everyone, both cast and crew, has put in so much time and dedication…it’s gonna be great!,” Griffith exclaimed.

“It’s been a lot of work and is taking a lot of time but I have a feeling it’s gonna be worth it,” Bounds said.

Both the cast and crew look forward to seeing all the hard work pay off at the end of March.