It was a fair and festive Friday morning when the MJHS Drama Club proudly presented their original production of Elf on a School Shelf.
The play, written collaboratively by students and sponsors, was enthusiastically received by students and faculty alike.
Tate Stephens brought a hip, happenin' Santa to life while Nycholus O'Guinn, Jayla Lambert, and Kiya Derrick performed the short musical portion to wild applause and acclaim.
"It was possibly the greatest show I've ever seen," gushed Mr. Chris Lynch (noted assitant principal and theater critic). "It . . . it changed my life."
Variety magazine, which did NOT review the play but if they had would have possibly said, "Forget Broadway. The real talent in America now lives large at a small junior high in Magnolia, Arkansas."
We can only hope that their next project hits the stage as soon as possible.