Behind the scenes of Anastasia


some of the leads after the last Saturday show getting food.

Shelby Steele, Writer

After months of rehearsals, cancellations and overcoming huge obstacles with covid-19, the cast of Anastasia finally opened this past Friday January 8, 2021.

Originally scheduled to open last May, Davis High’s production of Anastasia was allowed to open 9 months after it was intended to due to the pandemic. There were many hurdles leading up to opening night, but that never stopped the cast. For the past nine months they’ve been working on this play, staying hours upon hours after school- some nights as late as 10:30 pm. The cast put in so much work and effort into this production and they want everyone to experience this play first hand.

“We’ve worked so hard and I want people to see the hard work and the results.”

Said Brynn Brady, who played Anastasia/Anya.

“It’s kind of just an escape and it’s hard to find a good way to escape for a few hours and just enjoy all of the hard work that’s been put into this.”

John Morley, one of the actors who played Dimitri, said.

These students have spent so much time together and it was time well spent. The cast have all become extremely close with one another and have had so much fun with each other. They have truly become a family.

“I literally love this cast”

Said Kylee Alder who played Lily, the Grand Duchess’ lady in waiting.

They have all put in so much work and time into this play and they’re all very grateful to be able to perform in front of a live audience. According to the cast, receiving a standing ovation at the end of the night is like their reward for all of their hard work.

“My favorite part of the show is the applause and just being able to act with all my friends.”

John Morley explained.

With such a seasoned cast like this, they’re bound to have an amazing show and that’s exactly what it was.

“Two thumbs up!”

Jaxon Brown, a Davis High alumni, expressed after viewing the performance.

This show and cast deserve all the support they can get from their fellow Davis darts! Davis High’s production of Anastasia is showing January 8-16 at 7:00 pm every day as well as a matinee showing at 2:00 pm Saturday afternoon. You can buy tickets at