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Student Written, Student Produced

The Barron Perspective

Musical Senior Spotlights: Cass Ramos and Tayden Rock

With the curtains closing on Sweeney Todd, the curtains also close on the WHS theater careers of seniors Cassandra Ramos and Tayden Rock.
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Kevin Modeszto
A picture of Rock (L) and Ramos (R) sharing a laugh outside of the play.

With the curtains closing on Sweeney Todd, the curtains also close on the Woodbridge High theater careers of the seniors. This article is spotlighting two of them, Cassandra Ramos and Tayden Rock.

Both of them found theater in high school, with Ramos joining her sophomore year and Rock joining stage crew his senior year.

“When my friend was walking me home and told me a story about how they dropped their fries from McDonalds while running back to Drama Club,” said Ramos. “I decided right then and there I wanted to be just like that.”

“I initially wanted to help out after I saw last year’s Matilda,” said Rock, “and this was my opportunity.”

At her time in Woodbridge High, Ramos was a part of three musicals. Kiss Me Kate her sophomore year, Matilda her junior year, and Sweeney Todd this year. 

“My favorite role has to be the HaberDasher from Kiss Me Kate,” Ramos said. “She didn’t get a lot of stage time, but she was sassy and I loved her.”

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As far as influential people, Ramos nominated her director and Rock two of his fellow company members.

“The most influential…is definitely Mr. Lynch. We’d have conversations everywhere and he was always approachable and kind,” Ramos said.

“By far it has been Cass and Jenna Resta,” said Rock. “They put blood, sweat, and tears into the show. Seeing that makes me wanna do the best I can for the cast and fellow crew.”

Both were asked to give advice to younger company members, and this is what they said.

“Patience is key, frustration is normal, and distance is irrelevant,” said Ramos.

“Pay close attention to set layouts and little cues,” said Rock, “listen to your stage managers and be ready to move quick.”

When asked if there was anything they would like to add, Ramos told the Barron Perspective that “it’s a great time over at @gremlino_clock”.

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Kevin Modeszto
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Kevin Modeszto, a senior at Woodbridge High School, is a second-year journalism student and first-year managing editor for the Barron Perspective. He is in many school clubs and honors societies, including the Academic Competition Club, and is a secretary of Rho Kappa and Drama Club. Hailing from the town of Port Reading, Modeszto enjoys watching racing and writing, which is one of many reasons he is a member of the newspaper.

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