On the 9th and 10th of September, Mrs. Cates and Ms. Burnett held auditions for this year’s comedic Junior Show, Get Smart. Usually students who audition for shows have to memorize and perform a monologue, but this time around the audition process was slightly more complicated. Some helpful seniors coached the juniors in warm-up activities and improv games, and they were even asked to perform a small snippet from the show. It proved to be a very effective way of changing things up, as rehearsals have already started and excitement is building!
Get Smart is a play adapted by Christopher Sergel from the hit 1960’s television series, which was originally created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. The plot centers around Maxwell Smart, the top analyst of a secret intelligence agency called ‘CONTROL’. Smart talks himself into handling two big cases: Guarding Professor Dante’s invention that would spell disaster if found in the wrong hands, and protecting Princess Ingrid from being the next victim in a series of kidnappings. It’s a full-length play, and full of slapstick comedy! Students in Grades 9 and 10 occupy most of the roles – it is the Junior Show, after all – but there are also students in Grade 11 and 12 who make appearances too!
If you’re looking for lots of laughs, then come and see Get Smart, right here in the CKSS Auditorium, on Friday, November 7th, and Saturday, November 8th!