Spencer Freeman-Marsh (left) and Lisa Rae rehearse for Fulton’s student written and acted musical

Spencer Freeman-Marsh (left) and Lisa Rae rehearse for Fulton’s student written and acted musical

Students stage Glee-like musical

Don’t worry, no students have been slushied in the making of Perspectives.

  • Jun. 12, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Don’t worry, no students have been slushied in the making of Perspectives.

Written and performed by the musical theatre class at Clarence Fulton Secondary School, Perspectives, like the popular TV show Glee, is a musical montage of the high school experience.

“The one major difference in this show is that it was written as a collective, and modeled loosely after the Glee style, using modern, and some not so modern, music to score the show,” said Fulton drama teacher Deanne Collinson.

The production features stories from the students’ perspectives, from sitting in a high pressure history class to attending the high school dance.

Audiences will follow a handful of characters through two action-packed days at school and at home.

“Funny, poignant, realistic, and at times absurd, this entertaining piece will have audiences tapping their toes and humming to musical numbers both old and new,” said student Maria Marioni, who is part of the production.

Perspectives opens in the Fulton drama room for an evening performance Wednesday and runs to Friday this week at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors. Call 250-545-1348 ext. 338 to book.

Morning performances, which are primarily for elementary school students, but are open to the public, take place Monday to Friday at 10 a.m. Entrance is a toonie.