Hee Haw Hayride packs the house

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Galt stu­dents sang and danced, and some­times cried, their way through an­other Galt Drama Pro­duc­tion over the week­end, de­light­ing large au­di­ences with each per­for­mance.

After­months and months of re­hears­ing, the Galt stu­dents and teach­ers who put on this year’s Drama Pro­duc­tion can now take a well-de­served break, un­til exam time, hav­ing pulled off one of drama’s tough­est en­deav­ours: a mu­si­cal com­edy.

The crowds came out for this pop­u­lar, an­nual event, and it sounds like they en­joyed the show. “We had a lot of very pos­i­tive feed­back from the au­di­ence. Many were im­pressed with the qual­ity of the pre­sen­ta­tion. It’s been a long time since the school put on a mu­si­cal,” com­mented Olivia-Louise Gre­nier, the play’s di­rec­tor who is fresh out of Bishop’s Univer­sity’s Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram and teach­ing drama in her first year as a teacher. “We were so lucky to have Ms. Lyons on board who had lots of ex­pe­ri­ence as a chore­og­ra­pher and who had done mu­si­cals be­fore. Along with Steve Coates and An­drew Fowlis, we were a real team.”

“The stu­dents did really well. Per­form­ing in a mu­si­cal helps them de­velop more skills as a per­former and they all knew the play in­side and out.”

“Do­ing a mu­si­cal play is cer­tainly not part of the job de­scrip­tion but it was a great ex­pe­ri­ence. To think that the kids are all here vol­un­tar­ily, re­hears­ing four days a week for months, ten Satur­days; it was amaz­ing to see how ded­i­cated they were. The best part about this ex­pe­ri­ence was get­ting to know the stu­dents and see­ing the project grow col­lab­o­ra­tively,” con­cluded Ms. Gre­nier.

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A huge cast of 35 brought Hee Haw Hayride to life.

Well-timed chore­og­ra­phy was an in­te­gral part of the play and went off with­out a hitch by the stu­dents who had been re­hears­ing for months.

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