Superior Heights OnStage will present its first-ever musical revue to celebrate the return to live theater.
Thanks for the music will premiere in June at the Community Theater Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday June 16 and Friday June 17.
Admission is free for this event and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., half an hour before the start time. All members of the community are welcome. A donation bin will be present at the door for those wishing to contribute to the school’s next production, scheduled for February 2023.
This hour-long musical theater experience is a tribute to Superior Heights OnStage’s past productions. Thanks for the music marks the 10th show for the company (founded in 2013). Classical songs and dances from shows such as The beauty and the Beast and Mom Mia will reach the main stage again. Beloved characters and highlights from familiar scenes will be recreated and brought to life as a reminder of nearly a decade of theatrical education in Superior Heights. Other musicals the company has produced over the years that this review will draw inspiration from include fiddler on the roof, The sound of music, In the woodsand Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.
The cast of actors, singers, and dancers is made up of Superior Heights students from a variety of backgrounds. Some artists will return to the stage (with great anticipation) for the first time since the 2020 lockdown halted production of upcoming theatrical events. Others will make their stage debut, eagerly awaiting the opportunity as their talent can finally reach a live audience.
In addition to the actors and singers, many students are involved behind the scenes to ensure the success of the production. From building the set to painting the set, creating props and arranging the costumes, the students are the main force behind the production. From middle school (7/8) to high school (9-12) to “victory lap” students, a range of ages and experience levels make this a diverse group of creators. The students involved spend their time focusing on a variety of disciplines at Superior Heights, including theater, music, dance, cosmetology, visual arts, construction, and more.
The June 16-17 production represents the culmination of a theatrical arts course that Superior Heights students can choose to take, earning credit for their time on stage. The Algoma District School Board has seen many graduates of this advanced arts program confidently embark on their careers, in the arts and beyond, with a strong skill set honed by teamwork, dedication and the creativity that live theater work encourages.
What: Thanks for the Music: A Musical Review
Who: Higher heights on stage
When: Thursday June 16 and Friday June 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Community Theater Center, 1007 Trunk Road
How: Admission is free (donations are accepted)