The Bryan Jones Theatre was transformed into 1920s Chicago for this year’s fall musical production, CHICAGO: High School Edition. From the opening notes of “All That Jazz”, audience members were treated to a dazzling performance with challenging choreography and vocals, detailed costumes, technical finesse and creative design. The talent, dedication and professionalism of the 65-member cast and crew shone. Sold-out performances took place from Tuesday, November 26 to Friday, November 29, and attendees ranged from students, staff, parents, alumni, and the broader community.
This year's musical has already received rave reviews from our community. KawarthaNow's arts and culture journalist Sam Tweedle said "Chicago is an example of the company's 'high tide.' If you have a ticket get ready for the musical theater experience of 2019." 4th Line Theatre's Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell commented "I've never seen a better amateur or school production in my life."
Two student-developed initiatives enhanced the evening for audiences. The Entrepreneurship Club (DECA) set up and maintained a concession stand during intermission. Mr. Gordon’s Computer Science class developed the Chicago @ LCS app
, available as a free download on the Apple Store, which included a program and biographies of the cast and crew. Updates and new builds of the app will continue to be developed by the class.
Cross-disciplinary collaboration and a showcasing of the wide range of student talent at LCS made this production an unforgettable community experience.Update
The LCS production of CHICAGO: High School Edition was named the Best Musical of 2019 in Peterborough and the Kawarthas by kawarthaNOW
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