South Iredell High School hopes to have the crowd chanting "Encore" at their rendition of ”Singin’ in the Rain.”
With three months of practice under their belts, around 60 South Iredell students are ready to shine and that is exactly what they will do, said theater teacher Kendris Quick.
South Iredell will be performing the musical a total of three times on March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.
The musical will have a little something for everybody from music to dancing and, of course, drama.
The musical will feature dance numbers and a musical score that includes: “You Are My Lucky Star”, “Good Morning”, “Make ‘Em Laugh”, and the title song, “Singin’ in the Rain”.
This musical was decided on by Quick and musical director, Stephanie Sendlewski, after analyzing the talent of the students.
“Especially with the weather we are having we chose the perfect show,” Quick said.
As with all performances, there can be challenges. But the students rose to test.
"The biggest challenge we had was the tap numbers, but we are fortunate enough to have 20 young ladies who knew how to do tap and did it outside of school," Quick said.
Quick understands that perfection does not have to be the goal as she reminds the students during practices, “It doesn’t have to be monumental to be impactful.”
With any other challenges, Quick has learned that sometimes stepping back to advise can work best.
“I have been fortunate enough that I can let them explore ... the kids are good about making the strong choices and acting,” Quick said.
The musical is directly inspired by the movie version of "Singin’ in the Rain" which has been consistently depicted in pop culture ever since the movie debuted in 1952.
Just like the film, the musical is expected to stand out for its authenticity.
“It is our job to tell the story ... it is our duty to perform for the community,” Quick said.
Tickets are $10 at the door, or online tickets are $7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Donations will also be accepted to help to support the theater arts at SIHS.