Time to Shine: This Year’s Freshman & Sophomore Play


The curtains will rise and the steam engine will roar across the auditorium’s walls as this year’s Freshman and Sophomore play, The Great Denver Railroad Scam, debuts on February 17th. 

“The cool thing is, it takes place in Cherry Creek Reservoir, so its locations are familiar to pretty much everyone that lives here,” publicity manager  Kate Mullin said.

The play is filled with comedy, entertainment, interactivity and slapstick comedy. Overall, The Great Denver Railroad Scam is a family friendly, exciting play that’s perfect to bring the whole family to.

 “It’s a great way to get kids interested in the performing arts at such a young age because in many cases this is where future theater kids are born. They’ll see a show and they’ll say, ‘that’s what I want to do. This is where I want to be. That seems so cool,” Mullin said.

Seeing people closer to their age in leading roles can help incoming Grandview students explore their interests and envision themselves in the spotlight as the stars of the show.

“Having a play that’s unique to freshmen and sophomores allows to give roles that would in many cases go to upperclassmen, to underclassmen and freshmen who haven’t had that experience yet,” Mullin said.

It’s a huge learning experience and a way for underclassmen to take leadership roles in the Grandview theater scene. 

“Getting to meet the people who help put together the magic on the stage and being part of that is  amazing. You get to see what goes on behind the curtain and meet amazing people” crew member Caroline Kish said. 

Every play requires a lot of hard work, time, and effort. The freshmen and sophomore play helps up and coming students of the theater program to become acclimated to the theater setting and become more comfortable with others around their skill, level and age.

If you’re looking for a good time, and something to do on the weekend of February 17th, come to The Great Denver Railroad Scam, conducted by the freshmen and sophomores of Grandview High School.

“Come to the play this year! It’s going to be a great time and a lot of fun. It’s a really interesting play, we would love to have everyone come see it,” Mullin said.

Tickets are expected to be available on Grandview’s Performing Arts website after the 3rd of February.