Cast members of the show “The Perils of Modern Education,” which will be held Saturday, run through a number in rehearsal. In no particular order are Ryelee Rutkauskas, Elyse Tavernier, Liam Rodee, Madelynn Barr, Natalie Todd, Sara Hawthorne, Hunter Tulp, Madison Miller, Macy Murdock, Madelyn E. Rowley, Nadia Atkinson, Maya Thomas, Grace Davis, Grace Brunet, Brooke Larrabee, Kayla Larrabee, Myah Myers, Jacob Morrill, Cadence Payne and Thomas W. Church.
HEUVELTON – The students of a weeklong drama camp here at Picken’s Hall Opera House will show off some new found theatre skills when they perform “The Perils of Modern Education” by Matt Webster, with songs from Shrek, Matilda, Wicked, Avenue Q, and Hairspray, Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m.
The story is about a day in the life of a modern high school student, all of the trials and tribulations of test taking, teacher assessments, college essay writing, being prepared for the big presentation and making the team/being accepted in the club.
The students performing are all local middle school students in grades 6-9.
The 45-minute show is the culmination of the week-long theatre camp held at the Opera House which is made possible by a grant from the St. Lawrence County Arts Council and the Heuvelton Historical Society.
The students are directed by Samantha Stinson and Molly Ladouceur, with assistance from stage manager Autumn Capocci and pianist Jarrett Larson.