JOPLIN, Mo. – Theater students at Joplin High School are preparing for their next performance. They’ll perform the musical “the drowsy chaperone.” The Drowsy Chaperone is an homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age, and the effect they have on fans.

“We’re so grateful that we finally get to do this again,” said Joplin High School Junior Carly Cascone. “As much as we don’t necessarily love wearing masks, we’re so grateful we can do this and wearing the masks is only a small obstacle for a huge opportunity.”