2019, Arts and Review, Senior Spotlight (Elizabeth), March, Azaula

Mamma Mia Senior Spotlight: Elizabeth Feest 
By Grace Azaula, 2020 (posted 3-28-19)

For the past few months, Cheshire High senior Elizabeth Feest has been dedicating all of her time and energy into one incredible show...Mama Mia! She is playing Donna, a hardworking, spirited mom with a wild past. After many years of dedication to the CHS drama department, Elizabeth says her final goodbyes to the program, whilst giving us an insider scoop on the production.

What is the best part about this years musical?

The best part about this year’s musical is the opportunity to work with new people! We’ve had a lot of new faces within the program this year, both within the cast and directing crew, and it’s been a pleasure to get to work with so many new styles

How do you feel about your character? Are they similar to you? Different?

I am so excited to take on the role of Donna! She’s definitely a well known character, so I feel like I have big shoes to fill. However, I have enjoyed the challenge! While it’s hard to embody some aspects of her character-for example, thinking in the mindset of a mom-I think she has a lot of quirky characteristics that I can identify with

How has this production been different from past shows?

This show has been a totally different style than our previous productions. IT’s definitely super exciting because this show has so many popular songs that I know the audience is going to love. But along with that, it is a lot of pressure because the audience is walking with some expectations about what they want to see.

What’s your favorite song in the show?

I love SOS-I think it has been one of the hardest of my songs because there is a lot of emotion that needs to be conveyed, but I think it’s super catchy!

Why should people come see Mamma Mia?

People should come see Mamma Mia because it is so upbeat and fun! It’s definitely one of those shows you can just sit back and enjoy (and perhaps even sing along too)!

What will you miss the most about CHS Drama?

I will miss the people within the program so much. I have made my closest friends within this programs and I’m so sad to have to leave it behind. BUT, I know this senior class is leaving the program in fantastic hands and I can’t wait to come back and see future productions!

If you could give one piece of advice to your younger cast mates what would you say?

To my fellow drama kids...ENJOY EVERY MINUTE! Seriously, I know with all of the rehearsals it can seem like it’s stretching on forever, but once you reach the end you wish you could go back.

Makes sure to come support Elizabeth and the rest of the cast and crew of Mamma Mia! on April 4th, 5th and 6th! You won't want to miss it!

Grace Azaula (Class of 2020),
Mar 28, 2019, 7:29 PM