Nov 22, 2012 - ESBCHS PRESENTS MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT***

This year the students of Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School (ESBCHS) have taken on one of Broadway's best musicals. This Tony Award winning musical, whose music topped the billboard charts for 245 weeks, is sure to entertain!

 

Get ready to see some of the most amazing talent that has come out of Beaumont Composite High School.

 As an audience you will be hooked from the beginning. The play opens on a train with a number worth seeing the show again for. It's fast so pay attention. The train is stopped in River City, Iowa a town whose most objectionable recent event includes the purchase of a pool table for the billiard hall.. The only one who can save them is Professor Harold Hill. Although he may not know the territory, those stubborn Iowans seem to buy into his pitch of creating a boys band for the River City youth. Only problem is Harold is a con man and doesn't know flute from a fluggle horn. The mayor doesn't trust him, nor anybody else. Before too long Harold has the town humming, dancing and singing. Well maybe the wise piano teaching librarian will catch on and save the day? This unlikely love story will surprise and entertain. If this show doesn't become your favorite musical, well sir ya got trouble.

Keith Ewasiuk founded the musical theatre program at our school and put on a production every year for the past eighteen years. Many of the students in this year’s cast had the opportunity to work with Mr. E either in previous musical theatre productions or in drama classes and his influence has touched every individual involved in this production from the director to the cast and crew and even the hired professionals with whom we work. There is no question that this show will be in his honour and that everyone is striving to live up to the bar he set so high.

Unfortunately, the run of Keith’s last production, The Wizard of Oz, was cut short last November by the senseless deaths of two of his former students. On November 26, 2011, Kole Novak and Bradley Arsenault, along with their friend Thaddeus Lake, were killed in a vehicle collision involving a drunk driver. Kole had been a part of the 2010 production of Grease and 2009’s Footloose.

That weekend, the young people of our school and our community also lost one of their biggest supporters when Chantal Berube, founder of the Beaumont Community Youth Centre and the Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School mentorship program, passed away suddenly.

The run of this show will be dedicated to the memory of these young people and all proceeds from the show will be dedicated to our school’s Students Against Drinking and Driving program to raise awareness about this completely preventable and senseless cause of death.

Tickets are being sold online at esbchs.blackgold.ca  and daily at lunch in the Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School Atrium. Be sure to get your tickets early! You are going to want to see this twice!

To purchase tickets, please click on one of the date links below:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Preview Performance – $13.00

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Noon

Matinee Performance – $10.00

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Opening Night - $18.00

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Evening Performance - $18.00

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Matinee Performance – $13.00

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Evening Performance - $18.00

 

Venue:

Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts
4308 - 50 St.
Leduc, AB T9E 6K8
Free parking on school site.

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