2008-09-11 / Upcoming Events

A toe-tapping production coming to NK theatre

High School Happenings
By Madelaine M. Crabtree

With the first several days of school behind us, most students at North Kingstown High School have gotten past the denial stage, "Summer's not over!" They are slowly getting used to the idea of being back at school. But for those students involved in the NorTHeatre's summer production of the musical "42nd Street," being at the high school is not so foreign. Thanks to the show, there are even some freshmen who already feel at home at school.

Incoming ninth graders were welcome to audition for the show back in June, and those who did were able to get to know the school and make some new friends, all before their first day of classes.

This summer, the cast and crew of 42nd Street have been acting, tap-dancing, singing and building in preparation for the show. All aspects of 42nd Street are larger than life, from the huge tap-numbers to the dazzling costumes to the four part harmonies and the colossal set.

Surprisingly, the majority of the cast had never tap-danced before this summer. There are three Jamestowners in the production: junior Rachael Perry, freshman Jack Clarke, and myself. You can see the show Sept. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, and $10 at the door. Look for more theatre and music information in next week's edition of the Press.

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