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Vienna La Vida

Junior SING!. Enough said.

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Junior SING! is the fight against the crappy school wifi, the malfunctioning sound system in the auditorium, and the idea that the seniors are rigged to win SING! almost every year.

The story begins with what is surprisingly good class commentary: Joseph (Jonathan Schneiderman), the male lead, dressed in what is a really fancy vest on par with the nobility, berates his friends. He claims that in the hopelessly oppressive regime in which the lower class struggles to survive, Violet (Stella Oh) has some serious audacity to take one of the few well paying jobs instead of joining his gang of three peasants and some random short dude (Emily Gilles), who portrays a high-pitched Napoleon Bonaparte with an intense fear of the word “Waterloo,” and the revolution. This must be commentary on upper-middle class people who say that because the working class participates in oppressive capitalist systems in order to survive, they therefore are stupid and don’t actually want change.

Of course, this is coming from a bunch of juniors who sleep through every class remotely resembling humanities, so you can figure out that this has no meaning whatsoever.

The show had its fair share of co-opted historical figures on account of its setting, but I probably couldn’t tell you who they, or any of the other characters for that matter, because the mics kept screeching and the audience was screaming “HELL YEAH. THAT’S MY FRIEND” for half the show. In other news, we got an amazing fraternity joke.

The show ended exactly how you would expect a story about teens in a rebellion would end: obligatory heterosexual kiss, Mx. Stuzin in a lizard costume, and the realization that you do not trust any of these five remaining characters to rule Vienna.