(Posted April 26, 2017)
What good is sitting alone in your room? As the song says, come hear the music play.
London High School’s chapter of the International Thespian Society, in conjunction with the London and West Jefferson music boosters, will present “Cabaret Night II” at 7 p.m. May 4 in London High School’s Joyce Hildebrand Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
The evening will feature songs from famous musicals, including “The Music Man,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Oklahoma,” “Les Miserables,” “The Book of Mormon” and “Hamilton.”
In an exciting twist for the second year of this event, London has invited fellow singers from West Jefferson to participate. The students will perform a number of songs together.
The show is coordinated by London students and Thespian Society officers Ruth Peart and Aaron Gates, under the supervision of Scott Blanton, English teacher, drama director and Thespian Society advisor. Jessica Dunham will provide piano accompaniment.
Established in 1929, the International Thespian Society was founded to honor student achievement in the area of theatre. A division of the Educational Theatre Association, the Society boasts approximately 100,000 active members serving in over 3,900 schools throughout the world. Chartered locally in 2015, London High School is officially known as Thespian Troup 8153.
The International Thespian Society stresses the importance of all aspects of the theatrical process. Induction is offered to students who earn a point total pre-determined by ITS. A student accumulates points throughout his or her high school career. They can earn points as stage crew members, student directors, lighting and sound technicians, orchestra members, in the chorus, in a supporting role and in a lead role. Other possible areas include costumes, set painting and photography.