Makin’ Magic

In 1990, the Masque and Mime Society celebrated its 25th anniversary as the drama club of Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, NY. A gala celebration was held, including dinne and a nearly 4-hour live retrospective of selected scenes from the organization’s past performances. Made for the event and shown at the beginning of the dinner, this documentary motion picture short was produced over several months during the 1989-1990 school year, tracking the entire process of creating the 1990 Spring musical production of 42nd Street. The piece was shot with only a VHS camcorder and edited using two home VCRs and a basic editing deck.

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The digital video was captured by Allan Meritt in March 2007 and posted by Mark on YouTube on April 23, 2007. You can watch the entire video right here by just pressing the Play button immediately below — all parts will automatically play in order. Or, you can visit YouTube to see the video or post a comment.

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