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River Hebert District Elementary School students will perform Pirates! The Musical at the high school gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30.
RIVER HEBERT – The high seas of River Hebert are set to become a dangerous but musical place this week, as local elementary students showcase their production of Pirates! The Musical.
Performed by students in Grades 4-6 and supported by the Grade 3-6 choir, the show will take place at the River Hebert District High School gymnasium on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Opening the show will be a pirate-themed concert by Grades Primary to 2.
The students have been working on the play since March after auditions were held in late February.
“The students have given up their free time at noon hour twice a week since then and, more recently, for an hour after school,” she said. “It has been an incredible journey watching the students transform into these wonderful pirate characters.”
The play tells the story of a child who dreams of becoming a pirate, so she stows away aboard a pirate ship, only to find out life there is not exactly what she expected. The adventure takes her to a meeting with the King of High C’s, and a quest to win the next singing contest.
Musical direction for the play comes from Stephanie Bowes, while Nancy Letcher has taken care of choreography. Others from the community have also contributed, including local wood sculptor Bruce Hebert, who offered to help with the set.
“It takes a team to put such an event together and the community has certainly stepped up with help and encouragement,” said Dickinson.