This past week I had the opportunity to add a new school to our list. For years I've heard about how good Mesa High School was and now I've finally got to see their theatre cast and crew in action. I have to say, I was impressed with their production of Peter Pan.
Certainly, like all other schools, their primary actors were good. What sets them apart in my mind is not what primary actors do but what the secondary actors and ensemble do. On all of the large ensemble scenes, I never saw one person just going through the motions. Everyone was giving 120 percent no matter how small their role. Everyone had total and complete buy in for what directory Sandy Stones was trying to do. If I had to put this in one word I'd say it would be "discipline". They never wavered one bit in performing their roles at the maximum level for the entire show.