Hee Haw Hayride packs the house
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.
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.