We are truly blessed with the majority of our middle and high schools having a performance to celebrate the gifts and talents of our fine arts students.
This Year's Performances
Alice in Wonderland
In April, École Mother Teresa Catholic School Grade 8 and 9 students presented Alice in Wonderland. The story of the performance is as follows:
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly stranger as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! (Eyes on Windsor)
In March, St. Joseph High School Performing Arts students presented Godspell at Red Deer College. The story of the performance is as follows:
Godspell tells the story about a small group of people who help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. Because of its small technical demands and minimal cast size, it has become a staple of theatre companies, large and small. (https://www.mtishows.com/godspell-2012)
In February, St. Francis of Assisi Middle School students put on the production Annie Jr. for both matinee and evening performances at the Memorial Centre. The story of the performance is as follows:
Annie Jr. is based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. (https://www.mtishows.com/annie-jr)
Do You Wanna Dance?
In February, musical theatre students from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School presented “Do You Wanna Dance?" at the Memorial Centre. The story of the performance is as follows:
“Do You Wanna Dance?” Is a story about the world of snap-happy Ohio where everyone loves to dance, with the exception of the Mayor’s new wife. This family-friendly story is about what a community can achieve when they come together for a common cause and features popular music from the 1960-80s. It is sure to have you signing, chucking and tapping your toe until the curtain falls. (https://www.mtishows.com)