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Night well spent with Carol Burnett

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Lucia Macari
Seniors Jonathon Gronski, Drama Club Vice President, and Prachi Joshi, Drama Club President, take the stage in the opening scene of the fall play.

Over the weekend of Nov. 2-4, the Drama Club performed the light-hearted comedy, “A Night of Carol Burnett”. The nightly shows paid homage to the iconic comedian, showcasing a variety of the most memorable Burnett skits. With a total of 24 scenes, there was something for everyone, drawing crowds of all ages. 

To kick off the night, Carol Burnett – portrayed by senior Tess O’Brien, sophomore Eve Cosenza and freshman Ella Kincaid – offered a Q&A with the audience, offering an unique and personal experience. After the introduction, the humorous skits began. 

The collection of skits performed offered entertainment for everyone. From “Old Folks” to “Football Widow”, the Drama Club members were sure to provoke laughter and cheers from their audience. 

Originally presented in the 70s, the scenes held relevance today and brought a sense of familiarity to the more seasoned members of the audience. Played by junior Ana Treanor and senior Max Scheutte, the “Old Folks” were quite popular with the parents, playing on both humor and sentimental values. 

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Each and every scene was funny and unique in its own way. Some highlights include “Howl and the Pussy Cat”, “As the Stomach Turns”, “Wallflowers” and “Alice Portnoy at the Hospital”. The skits featured a range of actors from all different grade levels, showcasing each and every Drama Club member. 

“A Night of Carol Burnett” quickly became a fan favorite among Drama Club members, as it seemed a great sense of community was built in the cast.

Nadia Wodziak, sophomore member of the Drama Club, felt that the fall production allowed her to get closer with her castmates and create new friendships.

“The play let me get so much closer with the seniors, and I’m really looking forward to the winter play and spring musical.”

From here, the Drama Club will begin to prepare for the Winter production, coming to the Performing Arts Center mid-February. With the production of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, students and families can look forward to another great performance from the Lemont High School Drama club, if “A Night of Carol Burnett” was any indication of the club’s success.

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Lucia Macari
Lucia Macari, Staff Writer
Lucia Macari is a junior at LHS and is entering her first year on the Tom-Tom staff. Her friends and family would describe her as a hard worker and they would definitely call her a perfectionist. She is usually pretty busy as she is a part of the Varsity Dance Team, Golden Cheer/Dance Team, a member of Mu Alpha Theta and working at her family’s restaurant, Digs on Canal. She takes pride in her academics and hopes to attend the University of Michigan for Political Science in the future. When she has freetime, Lucia can be found listening to her favorite music – she is a huge Swiftie – or watching her favorite movies, which are “La La Land,” “Little Women” and “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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