New director is excited to “kick off” the spring musical


The Chagrin Theatre program has introduced a new director Sarah Lynne.

Lynne came from the Academy of the Performing Arts, a program throughout multiple schools for students who aspire to have a career in theatre.

“I have known Mr. Bachofsky since college. He told me about the opening and I immediately took it. I love theatre and what a good way to show it,” Lynne said.

Lynne is a well-known member of the Academy and is well-liked by all of the people involved with the musical. Senior Mary Baldwin was excited for her final spring musical and how Lynne was working on the show.

“I think she’s great; a really fresh perspective for Chagrin and she really focuses on the cast as an ensemble which I always think is really important,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin has been involved with the theatre program for most of her high school career. Sophomore Catherine Morris was also impressed with Lynne’s efforts.

“She is very easy to get along with and has a very creative idea about ongoing themes in the story of “Footloose” instead of just doing the regular teen musical with no significance,” Morris replied.

Morris is ready to see what else Lynne can bring to the table. This year’s show is different because of multiple different aspects. Lynne was motivated by these new innovations to the show.

“This year is our biggest cast. This can help make the show even better. I’m so excited to just work with everyone,” Lynne said.

While Lynne is looking forward to getting to know everyone Baldwin is looking forward to the show in general.

“I am looking forward to tech week the most to see how the whole production will come together with the full cast and crew,” Baldwin mentioned.

Morris agreed with Baldwin’s statements.

“I am most excited for the performances with my friends, also because we can all relate more to “Footloose” because it is set in a later time period, unlike “Anything Goes” last year which was set in the 20’s” Morris said.

The show is something that the whole cast loves because it can be taken place in the students eyes.

Baldwin wants to encourage all students to try the theatre program.

“I think to anyone considering it just do it. You won’t regret it. It’s a great group of people involved every year and you get to meet so many new people you don’t interact with on a daily basis. It’s just a very fun experience,” she said.