OUTLOOK: St. Al says, ‘Mamma Mia!’ at sold-out performances

Published 4:00 am Sunday, March 26, 2023

For five consecutive nights, St. Aloysius High School students entertained a packed house with their rendition of the musical “Mamma Mia!”

“It was awesome,” chairman of the fine arts department and director/choreographer of the musical Chesley Lambiotte said. So much so, Lambiotte said, that within 30 minutes the general admission tickets for the production had sold out.

“We couldn’t get over it. This had never happened before,” she said, referring to previous school musical productions that had been performed.

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Assisting Lambiotte with the production were St. Aloysius music director Christie Beasley and teachers Candice Reeder and Ashley Davidson, who served as set director and art director, respectively.

Lambiotte said in deciding which musical would be performed this school year, students were asked to weigh in on the decision using a process of elimination.

“At the beginning of the year, we did a fun reveal. We put 10 musicals on the board,” Lambiotte said, and from those they began looking at what show would best fit the students who wanted to be involved.

Ultimately, “Mamma Mia!” was chosen and the 70 students who participated rocked the stage with popular songs by the pop group ABBA.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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