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
St. Joseph High School Performing Arts students presented Godspell on March 13 – 16 at Red Deer College Studio A.
Godspell tells the story about a small group of people 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)
St. Francis of Assisi Middle School students put on the production Annie Jr. for both matinee and evening performances at the Memorial Centre on February 14 - 16.
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?
Musical theatre students from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School presented “Do You Wanna Dance?" on February 7-9 at the Memorial Centre.
“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)