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Romeo and Juliet Review


Romeo and Juliet is a classic play that everyone should see. The basics of the story are well-known but Lakewood High School finally brought it to life! After months of practice and perfecting, you can tell that hard work and dedication was put in, from the backdrops to the costumes, and to the amount of rehearsal hours it takes to finally get all the lines down.

This play was very inexpensive to see and was worth it. Student admission was $5 while general admission was $8. This play took place in our very own Black Box Theater and ran from Nov. 9-11. Ticket sales are very important and help keep the Barnstormers program running.

Thursday, Nov. 9 was the opening night for the cast to show off their hard work in creating an amazing soundtrack, beautiful set and light work, and an amazing bond of the cast to bring the whole performance together. The leading roles were performed by Ursula Rosen as Juliet Capulet and Emily Jarecke as Romeo Montague. Both had amazing line work and the emotion to pull their characters together, making the on-set chemistry a beautiful masterpiece.

The duo of Mercutio, casted as Auggie Nieves Bucey, and Benvolio, casted as Edie Barcelona, played a humorous favorite to the audience, as Mercutio and Benvolio worked together to be the devil and angel on the shoulder of Romeo. The crazed character of the Nurse, performed by Ceci Whiteamire, gave the play levity. The clashing houses of Capulet and Montague were beautifully performed by our classmates of Lakewood High School like a real Broadway performance, earning the applause of the audience. Thank you to the cast and crew of Romeo and Juliet for a captivating night; you wouldn’t have wanted to miss it!

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Alexandra Taylor is a seventeen-year-old girl who goes to Lakewood High School. She used to run track but got her gym credit and quit.  Taylor works at Danny Boy's Pizza in Rocky River. She does not want to work here her whole life. After high school, she is going to get her real estate license and attend college for business.
Danika Patera has gone through 10 years of Lakewood public schooling and is now in her sophomore year at Lakewood High School. Patera is going into her second year as a wrestler on the  Lakewood Girls Wrestling Team. She continues her life outside of classes with hobbies including working out, baking, taking photos, enjoying the beach during the summer, and enjoying time with friends. She is knowledgeable in history and the sciences, with consistent honor and merit roll. Patera has her mind set on ROTC at Ohio University or out-of-state schooling in Colorado with the United States Air Force Academy. She is still undecided on which route to go, but is comfortably interested in special forces.

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