West Jessamine senior Quint Bosse will make his directing debut with “Cinderella” in January. Even though performances won’t start until Jan. 23, rehearsals are already under way.
“I’m very nervous, yet extremely excited,” Bosse said. “I chose to try my hand at directing because the interest in the drama department has grown so much since “Sweeney [Todd],” I didn’t want us to go three months or more without a show. Also, I’m a senior and have done so many shows as an actor, I thought it would be a good experience to see the other side of it.”
Junior Maggie Terry will play the title character, senior Austin Vahle will play the prince, sophomore Sarah Robbins will play the evil stepmother and freshman Sarah Nesselroade and sophomore Ana Flores will play the ugly stepsisters. The small cast of 12 is a big change from the large Sweeney ensemble.
“I chose Cinderella because I really wanted our drama department to reach out to a younger crowd,” Bosse said. “And of course, it’s so fun for actors to do a show they grew up knowing.
The script is Bosse’s own creation based off of the public domain folklore that students grew up with.
Performances are slated to be Jan. 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. in the WJHS auditorium.