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Meet cast and crew of Scecina's spring musical 'Once on This Island'

Scecina Memorial High School presents the 2018 Tony-Award winning Broadway revival, 'Once On This Island.' In 'Once On This Island,' a clash of cultures leads to lessons of life, love, and following dreams. 

Performances will be on March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the Scecina gym. Click here to purchase tickets online. 

Meet the core cast and production stage managers of "Once on This Island," Scecina's 2019 Spring Musical.

Alaun, a sophomore, plans to major in political science at Howard University. She likes debates and paging at the Indiana Statehouse, reading, and praising God. Fun fact: She won a college scholarship at a international debate competition about the Constitution, She looks forward to making more connections and creating new friendship

Alexandra, a senior, plans on studying biology with a minor in Spanish at Ball State University.She enjoys cheerleading, nature, hiking, fashion, hair and makeup, traveling, reading and painting. Alexandra is looking forward to stage managing with her powerful female friends. Fun fact: Alex has an awesome, adorable pet bird.

Araceli, a senior,is excited to take on the role of Papa Ge, the sly demon of death, a big change from portraying Nina in “In the Heights” last year. This will be Araceli’s third production with Scecina theatre. She also enjoys volleyball, basketball, and spending time outdoors whether it be hiking or just hanging out with friends. Araceli  plans to study film and media at either Indiana University or San Diego State University to help her reach her goal of becoming a film director or producer. She would like to thank the directors, cast, and crew for their tremendous help and contribution to Scecina’s theatrical program.

Audrey, a senior, plans on studying entertainment engineering at either the University of Nevada-Las Vegas or Purdue. She plays volleyball and enjoys art, photography, fashion, traveling, and reading.


David, a junior, plans to study either education or business management at an undecided university where he will play football; He enjoys football, watching “The Office” and working out. Fun fact: David enjoys long walks on the beach. The musical has taught David time management and that trying new things is good.

Elijah, a sophomore, participates in track,swimming, lacrosse, band/rock band (drums). He’s learned time management with rehearsal and practice and looks forward to performing in the round and different setting

Emily, a freshman, plays ukulele, soccer, track, and likes hanging with friends, photography, singing. She learned that it is OK to be yourself. Fun fact:
Emily is 4’10”.

Emma, a junior, plans on studying cinematography or theatre arts at Columbia College or IU. She enjoys playing CYO volleyball and lifeguarding. Fun fact: Emma is adopted and is so grateful for her parents. Emma learned from the show that everyone comes from a different background but can come together to create something beautiful.

 Ese is thrilled to be performing in her first production. She also is a member of the Scecina Key Club, a service-oriented organization. "I just love anything involving music because I feel like music helps me breathe," says Ese. Favorite quotes: "Know who you are and wear it like an armor." "Always try something new." "I feel really good doing this musical and trying something new," she says.

Jayla, a senior,plans to attend East Tennessee State University to major in business and play Division 1 softball. She’s into beauty and wellness and health and is looking forward to “getting out of my comfort zone and performing in public.”

Karenda, a sophomore, plans to attend Ball State. She enjoys singing and volleyball, and she likes to hang with friends and dance. From the musical, she has learned that going out of your comfort is good to expand yourself.

Kate, a junior, wants to major in athletic training or interior design at an undecided college. She enjoys softball, art, and watching Netflix. She looks forward to new people showing their talents in the musical. Fun fact: Kate is double-jointed in her thumb.

Kim, a senior, plans on studying exercise science at IU to be an occupation therapist. She enjoys soccer, listening to music, and hanging with friends. Kim is looking forward to being under the lights again; she has learned from the show that people from different cultures experience some of the same struggles.

Kylie, a freshman, enjoys singing, volleyball, track, and writing; She learned to have common respect for others. She is looking forward to being in more Scecina productions.

TyRell, a sophomore, enjoys video games and spending time with family. Fun fact:He enjoys learning about cars. He’s learned that money does not bring happiness.

Zach, a freshman, runs cross country and plays basketball and the drums. He is looking forward to his first show at Scecina. He has learned that it’s a lot of work but work he enjoyed doing.