On March 24, the thespians inside the choir classroom at Jamestown High School were fired up.
It was opening night of the spring musical "Footloose," and the students clad in '80s garb had 15 minutes to kill before the curtain call. They had finished singing their scales, doing their makeup and stretching.
When Director J. Harvey Stone and Vocal Director Laurel Christensen stepped out, the room was momentarily void of adults. That is when the pre-play ritual began.
The students began singing in low voices.
A Viking-like song about pillaging villages filled the room. Each verse increased in volume before being punctuated by the three-word chorus: "Eat...