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Spitfire Grill Recap By: Kaitlyn Beutel

The Hardin-Simmons University Department of Theatre worked diligently on putting together their latest musical production, TheSpitfire Grill.

From each rehearsal, up until the performances, the students have been surrounded by an amazing community of cast and crew that helped put the show together and make it a success. A few of the cast members gave a unique perspective into the journey and process of creating the performance. Specifically, a few freshmen were able to share their experience getting to perform their first musical here at Hardin-Simmons.

The role of Caleb Thorpe was played by Colton Bosang who is a freshman musical theater major from Waco. According to Bosang, “The Spitfire Grill has been an amazing experience. Dr. Gaddy has led us through the process and has really shown us how to make our characters authentic. With this being my first musical at HSU, I’m really glad that it is with an amazing cast, crew and director that believes in us all.”

Anthony DeLaGarza is a freshman musical theater major from Wichita Falls. He had the role Joe Sutter. “Well, it’s been a stellar experience. Dr. Gaddy has made this rehearsal process a super seamless one. I think my favorite aspect of this performance is all of the music. This music is difficult, but it’s so fun.” DeLaGarza said.

It is safe to say that the production of ”Spitfire Grill was a huge success, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the cast, crew and of course, Dr.Gaddy.The members of theatre department here at Hardin-Simmons are very talented, and always provides a fantastic afternoon or evening of intertainment. If you missed this performance, I encourage you to be on the lookout for other productions in the future, you won’t want to miss them.


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