Dessert Theatre Tickets on Sale

As the weather slowly gets warmer, the calls keep coming in to Holy Redeemer asking when tickets for their Dessert Theatre will be going on sale. Well, wait no longer as the tickets have started selling. 

This year, as per tradition, the Drama Department will produce three one-act plays – all of which are comedies.

“It’s just the way things worked out,” says Drama Teacher Peter Taylor.  “There were a number of script options, but we are very pleased with what we came up with, and we also believe audiences will love these shows.” 

The three plays are Double Diners (senior high production, directed by grade 12 student Emma Laurin), Wake-Up Call (senior high production, directed by grade 12 student Sydney Fogarty), and Teenage Problems (junior high production).

Tickets for the Dessert Theatre, which will be on April 7th and 8th, will be $5 and are available at the school office. On the Friday evening, Double Diners will perform, while Wake-Up Call will perform on Saturday. Teenage Problems will perform both nights. The Dessert Theatre will be performed on the stage in the school’s gymnasium starting at 7 pm.

“The rehearsals are going so well,” says Laurin. “The chemistry between my two actors (Maddy Kinze and Quinn Larder) is incredible. They have been working so hard and I can’t wait for them to take the stage.”

Meanwhile, there is plenty of work going on behind the scenes too. The HRH Industrial Arts Department, led by teacher Mike Bachinsky, is busy building the sets, the very talented costume team is working to bring different items together, and the lighting and sound work continues to take shape. “Our shows are all in full swing,” says Taylor.

 Audiences are once again anticipating two great nights of entertainment with some delicious desserts. “We always guarantee the biggest slices you’ve ever seen,” says Dessert Organizer Becky Gantz. “And this year will be no different.”

The evening will also include an Art Show in the school’s foyer. The Art Show will actually open to the general public on the evening April 6th.

After the Dessert Theatre, all three shows will be entered in the Zone Drama Festival. Holy Redeemer has a long history of successful plays with the senior highs winning Best Production 7 out of the last 13 years, and the junior highs winning Best Production 7 out of the last 13 years.

And with the enthusiasm from the over 40 grade 7-12 students taking part in these shows, you can bet audiences are in a real treat come April, and we are not just talking about the desserts.