The cast and crew were calm and collected backstage on opening night of the San Marino High School spring production of “Chicago.”
The teen edition of the Tony Award-winning musical featured 26 actors, 13 backstage crew members and a live professional orchestra, which also included a couple of talented SMHS musicians.
“The memorable musical numbers, the colorful characters and the challenge this material would offer to a group of talented students who were ready to tackle complicated, adult roles and sing complex music” was director Daniel Hernandez’s reason for choosing “Chicago.”
The audience arrived early to the first of five performances, which began March 8 and concluded March 12.
Photos by Larissa Althouse
McKenna Wong, Lindsey Segimoto, Megan Choa and Kate Wong, Lillian Flowers, Rosalie Gutierrez, Mimi Bernstein and Kattia Bradshaw, Tomey Satterthwaite, Ben Miller and Ryan Ke, Kalila Caringal, Alexander Tang and Hope Di Bona, Matthew Negroe, Ayla Greer, Chase Nielson and Rossetti Rackham, Valerie Kuo and Rain Wang, Kate Wong and Paige Di Bona, Isabel Oliveros and Elizabeth Bercaw, Chloe Lange, Emi Heller and Francesca Calderon, Dakota Hedgepeth and Zoe Sutliff, Cosette Espino, Alyssa Lim and Natalie Chuang, Olivia Chuang and Avery Segimoto, Dara Wiebe with Gigi and Lola Avetisian, Melody Chen and Ryan Wang, Lily Yu, Lani Di Bona and Sherry Chung