You can’t get a more local stage performance than Glee.
For the past few months, a group of local kids aged nine to 22 have been putting the comedic play together with local music teacher Mary Egan at its helm.
“It’s going really well, and everyone’s getting into character,” Egan said, after a recent rehearsal. “They’ve had to work together as a team.”
“It’s hilarious,” actor and star singer Katiera Brown said. “It’ll make you laugh.”
The play is loosely based on the television series Glee, though the play’s writer, Grade 8 student Lauren Frost, said the comparison only goes surface deep.
“I don’t really watch the show that much, but I know how schools go, and the different cliques,” she said.
Although she’s written short skits before for school projects, this two-act play is her first full-length outing.
The comedic play follows different types of high school kids as they make their way through a Glee program.
The characters’ main challenge is getting along.
True to the Glee television series, there are plenty of song performances spread throughout the play.
“I’ve always liked music. I’m pretty passionate about it,” actor and singer Maple Hansen said.
So far so good, she said, of rehearsals to date.
“They’re going pretty well,” she said. “It was a bit like the play, where everyone was a little different.”
Although she said it’s a smaller play with local kids as performers, she’s proud of what has been produced during rehearsals.
The show will be performed over two consecutive nights, beginning Thursday, June 2, at the Upper Centennial Hall.
Admission will be $2 at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.