One of the most popular events in the theater program only second to the “Thriller” performance in St. Armand’s is the spring musical. This production includes singing, dancing and acting. Students can audition for roles in all three areas or pick one they feel they excel in. This production is done in partnership with the SHS Choir program and therefore students are not only given the opportunity to learn about acting, putting on a stage production but also about singing and how both use stage presence. Many students audition for the musical and while we leave the audition open to all Sarasota High School Students there is only a limited amount of spots in the musical. All students who audition are judged by a panel of judges that usually includes Ms. Dweck (theater teacher), Ms. Knispel (Theater Teacher) and Mr. Sanders (choir teacher) and then two other selected alumni from at least four years ago. Students who are not selected to perform on stage in the musical still have many options and ways to be involved in the production like backstage, tech or an administrative position like stage manager or house manager.