Tick­ets for HRH’s The Lion King on sale

The McLeod River Post - - Education Matters -

The wait is fi­nally over. As of 8 a.m. on Tues­day, Novem­ber 7, tick­ets for Holy Redeemer’s pro­duc­tion of The Lion King Jr. go on sale.

“This has been the most highly an­tic­i­pated show we have ever pre­sented,” says Drama Teacher Peter Tay­lor. “So many peo­ple have been call­ing and email­ing ask­ing when tick­ets go on sale. Last year our tick­ets for the six pub­lic per­for­mances sold out in less than three hours. We ex­pect to beat that record this year.”

Over 55 stu­dents are set to take part in the mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion, which hap­pens to be the school’s fif­teenth pro­duc­tion and sec­ond mu­si­cal. “With this many stu­dents in­volved we know there will be a lot of fam­ily mem­bers want­ing to at­tend, not to men­tion the many mem­bers of the pub­lic that love see­ing our stu­dents per­form.”

The pro­duc­tion is set to run from De­cem­ber 6 to De­cem­ber 9 at the Red Brick, with nightly per­for­mances at 7:00 pm as well as two mati­nee per­for­mances at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the 9. Tick­ets are $15. On top of these shows, the cast and crew will per­form four more shows for stu­dents from Vanier and Pine Grove, and the adults from SCOPE. An es­ti­mated au­di­ence of 1,500 peo­ple will be at­tend­ing the four-day run.

Tay­lor also men­tioned that this pro­duc­tion feels much big­ger than pre­vi­ous shows as the cos­tumes are more elab­o­rate, the chore­og­ra­phy and lan­guage is dif­fer­ent, and it is, of course, a mu­si­cal. And with all these new el­e­ments there have been an ex­tra­or­di­nary num­ber of adult vol­un­teers who have stepped up to the plate to help make the show a suc­cess.“So many peo­ple have helped,” says Tay­lor. “From our amaz­ing Cos­tume Team of Al­li­son Ger­mann, Diana In­scho, Kim Martin, Gail Mor­ton, and San­dra Sch­witz., to our Scenic De­signer Sandy Fe­do­rak, to our Makeup Team of Ch­eryl Fog­a­rty and Bil­lie Jo Tobin, to our Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor Chris­tine Chase, so many peo­ple are vol­un­teer­ing their time that it’s very over­whelm­ing.”

Over the next month, the cast and crew will con­tinue re­hears­ing and put­ting the show to­gether. “Each re­hearsal, ev­ery­one seems to get bet­ter and bet­ter,” says grade 12 stu­dent Kait­lyn Krebs who will be play­ing Rafiki. “I’m so im­pressed by ev­ery­one and I’m so happy to be a part of this show for my fi­nal play HRH.”

And with that, the stu­dents are only four weeks away from show­cas­ing this amaz­ing spec­ta­cle to their au­di­ences.

The Lion King Jr. has the mu­sic and lyrics writ­ten by El­ton John and Tim Rice, with ad­di­tional mu­sic and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zim­mer. The book was writ­ten by Roger Allers and Irene Mec­chi, and is based on the Broad­way pro­duc­tion di­rected by Julie Tay­mor.

Call 780-723-7437 for tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.