BYU-Idaho Radio · Seussical The Musical: Planning a Production During a Pandemic

A new theatre group in Ammon is excited to announce its premiere production of Seussical The Musical this weekend at Thunder Ridge High School.  

Ammon Arts Community Theatre is brand new. It is a local talent group that is open to the members of the community to participate in theater and performing. Jorden Cammack, the president of the group, is also the drama teacher at Thunder Ridge High School. She saw the need for this program after experiencing a show produced by a local stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

Since the performing arts center at Thunder Ridge would be vacant over the summer, the principal agreed that holding a summer performance would be great.  

Then the pandemic hit. With the school’s show being cancelled and Cammack’s job as a teacher became complicated, Cammack knew they could still figure out a way to make the production happen.  

She held auditions privately, and had individuals learn their parts from home. As the state began to open back up, she began to have small rehearsals with the lead roles, and after groups of 50 and more were allowed, they began to rehearse as a full cast.  

This weekend is the premiere and after a summer of changes, Cammack said she feels glad to have something that felt a little normal again.  

The shows begin on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. The rest of the shows are August 7, 8 and 10. There is a matinee showing on Saturday morning as well.  

Social distancing will be available in the theater with a maximum of 150 in the audience. 

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