'That's what Christmas is all about'

Bettendorf’s seniors involved in drama will be presenting the classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” for this year's winter show on Dec. 16-18 in the Performing Arts Center. This is the second year that the seniors will put on one show rather than the multiple short plays called “one acts” that have been performed in the past. Unlike last year’s play, Ramona Quimby, this show is a musical, and one will hear the beloved Charlie Brown tunes.

Seemingly this is a show of many firsts: first time directing for co-directors, Julia Krist and Alex Packard.

“I can’t wait for the show to come to life, and the only thing I’m a bit worried about is the actors knowing all of their lines,” Packard said.

Junior Drake Sanchez said this is his first role in a production and that he is “excited to be onstage and a part of the whole theatre experience.”

In addition to Sanchez, there are many freshmen who will perform in their first high school roles: Veronica Larson, Madison Foht, and Sydney Rosebrough are just a few.