Friday, April 18, 2014

Sophomores in Neverland (Review)

Posted On October - 27 - 2010

Darth Vader: Gliding into the amphitheater, I was assaulted by yellow.

Chewbacca: The streamers over the N-Wing door were entangled in my hairy back, though I did admire their novelty.

DV: Indeed, their decorations were everywhere. I found it ingenious that streamers were covering all plant life in the N-Wing.

CB: The cardboard cutouts were quite lifelike, and I got scared.

DV: Hrm, they were impressive. I was appreciative of the fact that the sophomores took time to cover the benches and the grass with tarp, so I didn’t have to muddy my cape.

CB: Meanwhile, the golden stars lining the ground reminded me of traveling through space on the Millennium Falcon, arriving at Neverland, which became apparent with the realistic and magical backdrop.
DV: Once the performance opened, the sophomore songstress served as a pleasant warm-up for the energetic first airband.

CB: They creatively coordinated their dance moves with their songs. The girl who revealed a yellow bikini during the “California Gurls” portion was particularly memorable.

DV: Immediately following the airband, Captain Hook ambled onto the stage. While he had his humorous moments, he felt like a meaningless presence and certainly not that imposing of a villain.

CB: The skit in general seemed to drag on and was bogged down by superfluous or overdone scenes, like when Smee would constantly talk about his stupidity.

DV: Then the senior character, Wendy, didn’t enter until about fifteen minutes in, and in the end, only the sophomore accomplished the tasks, which discouraged class unity.

CB: Despite the incoherency of the skit, most of the props were exceptional. However, the crocodile costume was just sad.

DV: And the skit itself seemed to drag on for lightyears, partly because it was barely punctuated by airbands.

CB: The Bollywood dance, one airband that was incorporated into the skit, brought variety to the performance but lacked pizzazz.

DV: The other dance in the skit, the boys’ booty dance, was integrated into the story well and was very entertaining without being too obscene.

CB: The Lady Gaga medley was a good effort at class unity, but it probably would have been better with more microphones and fewer songs.

DV: Overall, the airbands seemed fairly typical and longer than necessary, though the final dance provided more energy.

CB: However, the sophomores’ spirit balanced out the negative aspects of today’s performance. Yellow was the predominant color roaming MSJ hallways today with overwhelming cheers during their show.

DV: If the sophomores learn to polish their Homecoming production, the force will be strong with this class.

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Check back this weekend for video footage on Sophomore Day provided by MSJTV. The full Homecoming DVD with behind-the-scenes features will be available for purchase.

13 Responses to “Sophomores in Neverland (Review)”

  1. Shashank says:

    I love to bhangra!

  2. Lunacy says:

    …Kinda harsh on the skit. x]

    And it’s not our fault there weren’t enough mics. =.=

    Oh well. YERROW FEVAAARRR

    G’luck to the Juniors tomorrer!

  3. Whatsup says:

    The person who wrote this article obviously has something personal against the Sophomores. I thought Sophomores did amazing today!The backdrop was bright and vivid and had sunset shadows. You could tell that they spent the WHOLE summer planning it.The teepees and totem poles were a great idea,&everything was covered in yellow! Also, the mermaid platform prop was creative. As for skit,all I have to say the writer is this,”Next time, you should rethink what you’re going to write.” I’m sorry. The sophomore was NOT the only one who completed the tasks. Freshmen dressed as a bunny to lure the crocodile. Juniors helped distract Captain Hook, and Seniors SAVED Peter and enlisted the help of the Indians.All in all, the classes helped each other to ultimately retrieve Tinkerbell.The airbands were all AMAZING, ENOUGH SAID.Overall, I feel that this article is EXTREMELY biased and it DOES NOT give the Sophomores enough credit. Of course they weren’t like EXCELLENT/AMAZING/OH MY LORD status, but they were VERY SOLID today and they should be proud of themselves.

  4. Chris says:

    yeah you guys realize that theres a limit to how many microphones we are allowed to have? XD

  5. Someone says:

    I don’t think it was a problem with having the senior show up 15 minutes into it….

    Like c’mon how can the seniors not feel appreciated? During the skit the senior was sitting down on some sophomores, being treated as if she was a queen…

    i don’t really like this review, it was too harsh on the sophomores, they were very impressive.

  6. student says:

    PROPS TO THE SOPHOMORES

    their deco was AMAZING. just in the future, try to cut any superfluous lines in your skit (like the freshman screaming across the stage…6 times. the first couple times was funny, but then it just got a little redundant). Your ending airband was good. Try to get a UNITY AIRBAND next year. Also, try to get more people involved, it was clear that it was the same kids doing all the airbands.

    other than that, great job. Again, decoration was amazing and super creative. good luck tomorrow night

    • student says:

      OH and also, singing intros are great and everything, but PLEASE make them shorter next year, they don’t need to sing the WHOLE song. One or two minutes is good enough. And if you’re going to do a singing intro, don’t do ANOTHER song during skit. It gets really boring

  7. Random says:

    I don’t think it was a problem that the opening song was not cut up. “Second Star to the Right” isn’t that long of a song to begin with, and it was a very appropriate opening song for the theme. The second singing airband had unity with the freshman, senior, and the couple juniors, but you’re very right that there should not be two singing airbands in one homecoming performance.

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