Saturday, March 16, 2013
North Allegheny's "Footloose"
This past Thursday evening we took in the North Allegheny High School Spring musical, "Footloose". I will say what I always say whenever I attend something like this: few things give you better feeling for the future than attending a high school musical. This production was no exception.
Absolutely amazing energy and talent from all of these kids on stage. My favorite number was "Let's Hear It for the Boy" wherein the character Willard admits he doesn't know how to dance. His buddy teaches him a few rudimentary steps, which he stumbles through at first, and then, of course, he catches on and dazzles everyone on stage and in the audience. Predictable? Of course, but completely entertaining and fun.
Cheers as always to the cast, orchestra and stage crew of NA kids who always make the Spring Musical such a fun thing to attend. And while the kids deserve all the credit, I would like to give a special shout out to our fellow Caring Place volunteer, Andre Ronk. "Miss Ronk" is an elementary school art teacher at North Allegheny, and she has been the choreographer of the NA musicals for the last, I believe, six or seven years. She did another bang-up job working with this cast for all of the great dance numbers in "Footloose". Way to go, Andrea!!
We have one more high school musical on our agenda - "Legally Blonde" at Montour HS next month.
Anyone, please take the time to see a high school musical in your area. You won't regret it.