The Ghost Light
With campus shuttered, Pomfret School Theater presented its annual winter musical as a virtual production that premiered on YouTube in early March.
Each year, students and faculty collaborate on a winter musical that combines theater, dance, music, and design. But this year, with Hard Auditorium having gone dark, the show was produced virtually.
More than twenty budding thespians, scattered across the country and the world, tackled this stay-at-home play, which premiered on YouTube on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:05 a.m. The titanic undertaking — complete with sets, props, and costumes — was a fitting tribute to our need for connection in a physically distanced time.
"We decided early on that we did not want to try to produce a traditional musical virtually. We instead chose a collection of great moments from musical theater — favorite songs and dances that continue to move us," said Theater Director Chip Lamb.
Together, they worked to bring life to their favorite moments from a variety of famous musicals, including Wicked, Rent, Waitress, Once on This Island, and Dear Evan Hansen. Through lots of patience — and a little technological ingenuity — this intrepid group of students and faculty produced a wonderful show you're sure to enjoy!