Theatre moves forward with musical amidst pandemic

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Ryann Daugherty

This year’s musical is “Beehive: The 60s Musical.” Theater will likely stream the performance for viewers online.

Hannah Cole, Staff Writer

Theatre is performing a production of “Beehive: The 60s Musical” on Jan. 21 through Jan. 23. Theater will likely stream the performance for viewers. Auditions begin the week of Nov. 16. 

“We wanted to make sure we could provide our community with a musical experience this year and produce something that would bring joy,” theatre teacher and director Jessica Brewster said. “It was important that our show selection allowed us maximum flexibility to stage, film, or stream live and stay safe while navigating COVID-19.”

The musical is described by the directors as celebrating the powerful female voices of the 1960s, including many hit songs from that era.

“LHS students can be excited about a musical full of songs they’ll know,” senior and choir member Audrey Hightower said.

Students have expressed interest in this year’s musical selection, especially the setting of the 1960s.

“One thing I really like about the musical is the time period it’s in,” said senior and theatre member Chelby Inman.

Despite concerns over COVID-19, Brewster has plans in place to move forward with the show.

“[We] will be ready to shift from a socially distanced show with actors live on stage to a filmed version,” Brewster said. “[In addition,] our audition packet is digital.”

Interested students should contact the director for more information. Audition information can be found on the choir website

“Students can be really excited about the fire that will come out of everyone on stage when they perform,” Inman said.