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Blood, Sweat and Tears

Lead Actor Injured Minutes Before Show
Sumiko Lemari
Sophomore Samantha Sturgeon prepares to get stitches at Rollins Brook Hospital after her performance as Spongebob Nov. 11.

All the students gathered around and saw the lead role with blood dripping down from her eyebrow, crying, not because she was in pain, but because she was afraid to ruin her makeup!

The theater company performed Spongebob The Musical Nov. 10-12 and on the second night, the lead sophomore Samantha Sturgeon accidentally got hurt 2 minutes before the show started, resulting in her getting stitches. However, she is okay and performed for the entire show before heading to the emergency room.

“I had to go to the ER in my full Spongebob costume and the nurses and doctors got a few laughs out of it,” Sturgeon said. “One even thought I was a rodeo clown.”

The theater company has received positive feedback for their performance.

“Everyone who saw the show was happy with it,” theater director Greta Peterson said. “It was fun seeing the ‘littles’ have such a good time with this too!”

The gala night was a packed house with a little more than 200 people in attendance. 

“I was so nervous,” Maylee Harbin said. “It was scary because we had no idea if they would like it, if they would laugh, or if they would hate it. I love theater and I can’t wait to see if we hit 200 next year.”

The show was intricate and one of the largest Peterson has done. 

“It was a fun show, but really hard to put together,” Peterson said. “Tons of props and costumes, not to mention the huge set and massive amounts of lighting cues!”

No one noticed Sturgeon’s injury; they were just curious about the Spongebob Band-Aid.

“The shows were really good,” Peterson said. “The students aren’t trained singers but they are extremely talented. They were entertaining as always, and the audience was engaged until the finale.”

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    katieDec 13, 2023 at 8:05 am

    I love Sam!