The drama department consists of High School and Middle School productions. The High School does a fall play and a spring musical. The Middle School has a spring musical and has added a fall play this year.
The High School theater department uses the NFDL PAC for all shows and is fully student run in all areas including lights, sound, stage managing, hair and make-up and much more. Rehearsals are around 8-9 weeks prior to opening.
Spring Musical! Phantom of the Opera
Adapted from the novel, Le Fantôme del l’Opéra, by the French author, Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s riveting score, with lyrics by Charles Hart, has enthralled audiences since it opened in London in Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9th, 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles. Critics have used the terms, “spectacular,” “a thrill-ride,” “sumptuous,” “soaring ballads,” and “vintage spine-tingling melodrama” to describe the various productions of this dramatic musical masterpiece, which is the longest running show on Broadway. Influenced by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, Leroux sets his Gothic romance in a Paris Opera House built with secret passageways and upon dark labyrinths that are haunted by the masked Phantom or Opera Ghost who loves Christine Daaé, a dancer and his protégé, whose singing career he Page | 6 has promoted to lead diva through guile, intimidation, and a bit of magic. Challenging his devotion and obsession for her is the Vicomte de Chagny, a patron of the Opera House, who is a former acquaintance of Christine’s. Abductions, defiant confrontations, a Masquerade and a public unmasking of the disfigured Phantom are just a few of the plot elements that are woven into this melodrama of a love triangle in which the female protagonist must finally choose between her “angel of music” and fiancé. The memorable musical score weaves through the storyline tendering all the emotions evoked by longing, passion, and everlasting love, while the spectacular effects like a crashing chandelier punctuate dramatic plot twists. This is a remarkable performance that you will not want to miss. The show is directed by Christa (Rebek) Lewis 95’, and choreographed by Stephanie (Develice) Brusky 97’. High School band director, Andrea Pannier, directs the orchestra pit, and Tiffany Dolan is lead keyboard and rehearsal accompanist. The show will be performed on Friday, March 10 at 7pm, Saturday, March 11 at 7pm, and Sunday, March 12 at 1pm, at the Horace Mann PAC in North Fond du Lac. Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens 60 or better, and $10 for adults. Tickets are also $12 at the door
All tickets can be purchased at www.hometowntickets.com or at the door.
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