Rebel Report: Bashaw School students prep for new plays

Students working on Mary Poppins and Madagascar performances

Bashaw Rebel Report

Kennedy Hunter and Melissa Johnson

Bashaw School senior high and junior high students are working hard on their drama productions this year.

The senior high students are currently working to put together their take on Mary Poppins while the junior high students chose to perform Madagascar.

Madagascar is based on the adventures of Marty, Melman, Gloria and Alex as they escape the Central Park Zoo in New York City.

Mary Poppins is the story of two wealthy children, Jane and Michael, and their new nanny, Mary Poppins in London, England.

Lori Miller, the director of both plays said, “I believe that theater belongs to everyone and it creates such a strong sense of belonging. People learn to see value in themselves and everyone around them.”

Both productions have had huge student input for the choreography.

While Madagascar has been choreographed by teachers (Twylla Shier) and students (Presley Pearson, Carver Middleton and Michelle McDonald), Mary Poppins has been completely choreographed by the students. Quinn Kisling, Jaycee Dawbin, Sydney Hunter, Kaylin Dennis, and Emma Hewlett are primarily responsible for the amazing choreography.

“It’s a huge commitment but it’s so rewarding when you see the final product,” shared Sydney Hunter.

All of the practices, after school or during school hours, have been done at the United Church. The productions will also be done in the United Church.

Madagascar will be performed by the junior high drama students on April 20th at 7 p.m., and on April 21st at 2 and 7 p.m. Mary Poppins will be performed by the senior high drama students on May 11th at 7 p.m., on May 12th at 7 p.m., and on May 13th at 2 p.m. You can get your tickets at the school office or can buy them at the door, if they are available. Adult tickets are $10 each, and student tickets are $5 each.

“Come and support our students as they bring these plays to life!” suggested Lori Miller.

The Rebel Report is a new bi-weekly column to Bashaw Star submitted by Bashaw School students Kennedy Hunter and Melissa Johnson.

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