Students at Weyburn Comprehensive School are preparing for their spring musical, Grease.
The cast has been gathering twice a week for rehearsals, and is practicing nearly every day this Easter break.
Music Director Tanya Cameron said that there are around 70 people involved in the production.
“We have about 55 kids in the cast and then we have seven people in the pit band,” said Cameron. “We'll have about four people up in the sound and light booth, and about four people backstage, so it's quite a lot of people involved.”
Cameron said that the students were very excited when she announced that their spring play would be Grease.
“They really wanted to do something fun this year and we just need that after all the time off of music and things the last couple of years,” she said. “The show came out when I was about 10 years old and I remember going to the drive-in with my parents to see it. The kids know the show, they've all seen the movie, it's on Netflix. So, they know those songs and those are the songs they want to sing.”
Cameron said that each of the lead roles have an understudy.
“We're trying something new this year. Each of the understudies will also get to perform for one of our five shows. So, they really have to know their part well, because they will also be doing it for one night.”
This is the most expensive production Weyburn Comprehensive School has ever licensed according to Cameron.
“We have to sell at least 400 adult tickets to pay for the licensing, and then there are all the costumes, all the props, and the sets.”
Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and are free for children five and under. They will be available at the main office of the school after the Easter break.
Grease will be presented at the Cugnet Centre from May 24 – 27 at 7:00 p.m., and on May 29 at 2:00 p.m.