St. Ignatius drama class to stage High School Musical Jr.

Winford Hunter

Demonstrates are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday night time at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s auditorium.

THUNDER BAY — The story of the whirlwind romance concerning Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez is as outdated as substantial faculty by itself.

Boy meets new woman, other lady gets jealous and tries to thwart the blossoming romance while shielding her direct position in the school musical creation, boy and female conquer the interruptions and makes an attempt to pull them aside to star in the display and tumble in like.

Increase in a couple catchy tracks and months of get the job done, and you have bought Superior School Musical Junior, currently being staged by the Quality 11 and 12 drama classes at St. Ignatius Substantial Faculty on Tuesday and Wednesday night time in the St. Ignatius auditorium.

“It is based mostly on the popular Disney film, Higher University Musical. It’s about an hour-lengthy display and the musical is a tale of the ups and downs that adolescents go by means of in superior university. They actually spotlight that they’re building a level that you don’t have to stick to the status quo,” Commisso explained on Friday, before the curtains lifted for a exclusive matinee performance for St. Ignatius and Bishop Gallagher School college students.

“So, whether or not you are a brainiac, or a rebel, or a thespian, or a jock, regardless of what it could be, it does not imply you want to adhere to your one particular detail. You can step exterior of that. If you are a basketball player, who’s to say you simply cannot be in musical theatre as nicely.”

The tale debuted on tv in 2006, starring Zac Efron as Tory, Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella and Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay Evans, the theatre-loving, would-be foil in Gabriella and Troy’s romance. Two more movies and a spinoff would adhere to.

St. Ignatius’s display is the scaled-back again junior stage variation, about an hour in duration, but with the identical crucial information aimed at its viewers, young and old alike.

Starring Justin Townson as Troy, Jordan Humeniuk as Gabrielle and Katie Comeau as Sharpay, Commisso reported it’s the purpose why she and her college students considered it was a terrific show to set on.

“It’s large college pupils participating in large university college students, so they can truly relate to the characters in the display. They’ve had a fantastic time to performing it.”

It is also been a wonderful discovering lesson for the teens, who started off doing work on Large College Musical Junior in late September.

“It is a ton of function. For the actors studying their lines, discovering their characters and definitely working towards their vocals, doing work on harmonies to sing jointly as a group and there is so considerably that goes on powering the scenes are effectively,” Commisso stated.

“This is a course display, so the students in my class and I have completed a whole lot of the get the job done ourselves, so established style, costumes and we have bought to imagine about the systems and we have obtained to think about lights, audio. It is fairly the journey, but it is a good knowledge for them and myself.”

The shows, which assistance guidance the psychological wellbeing initiatives of UTurn TBay, will be introduced on Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in addition service fees and are obtainable on

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