The Elite High School Theater returns to Regioplis-NotreDame Catholic High School this week. The school’s arts department presents Disney’s “High School Musical.”
It has been a few years since Regi offered a theatrical production.
This is the school’s biggest production of the year with months of preparation. A performance on Wednesday at noon for some primary school students which kicked off.
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Emily Clark plays Gabriella Montez one of the main roles. She says it was amazing to finally perform in front of an audience and get their feedback.
“We have such energy,” Clark said. “And now we know what it’s like to have a really good reaction from the public.”
Clark says it takes a whole team to make the production a success.
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“A lot of times you think it’s just the prospects doing all the work. The ensemble is probably the most important part of the band. When you have a good ensemble, you have that good foundation and it’s going to be a good show” , Clark told Global Kingston.
Noah Salomons plays Troy Bolton, the production’s male lead, and says it’s been a long but worthwhile road to performing in front of a live audience.
“The auditions took place in December or January, and we have been working on it ever since. We had a few pitfalls but I think it all went really well and the hard work really paid off,” Salomons said.
Salomons says the pandemic has made preparation difficult, but he’s philosophical about the experience.
“We had about a month where we had to do online singing rehearsals and it’s hard because you can’t hear anybody else and you don’t know what’s going on on the other end of the camera. “Salomons said. “We got out of it as soon as we could and made a lot of progress.”
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In total, nearly 75 people worked on the production, including an 8-piece orchestra.
Performances of “High School Musical” continue through Saturday, June 4.
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