All over the Tri-State, students spend 6 to 10 weeks preparing for ONE weekend. They spend those weeks learning blocking, lines, character development, sometimes music; building sets, gathering props, making costumes, setting light cues, utilizing sound equipment and selling tickets. Through these tasks they are learning skills that are invaluable, skills that many of them will not learn in the class room. Countless hours are put in to meet a deadline. Unlike sports teams that have an entire season to try and perfect their game, students of theatre have one weekend, one chance to give you a winning performance.

If you support school arts programs, I say, "THANK YOU!" But if you have never experienced the magic that is high school theatre, you are missing out. I used to teach high school threatre in my former life, before radio, and I can tell you that it was THE most rewarding job I have ever had. Once you are touched by the incredible talent that lies within our young people, you will be hooked.

 

Try one of these this weekend...

“The Curious Savage”: 7 p.m. at Central High School Auditorium, also 7 p.m. Saturday ($7 adults, $5 students, k5 and under free).

North High School’s “Into The Woods”: 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday also 2:00 p.m. Sunday ($8 adults, $6 student)

Harrison High School's 'The Wiz' Tonight and Saturday at 7:00 pm. Sunday at 2pm ($9 for adults, $7 for students)

'Phantom of the Opera' Gibson Southern High School, Ft Branch, 7:00 pm tonight and Saturday, Sunday at 3pm. (Tickets $9)

 

Please support theatre of any kind in our community. They need you and YOU need them because theatre is the mirror of the soul.:-)