By Seth Daniel
The Chelsea High School thespians are preparing to premiere tonight, April 7, their run of ‘Dream Girls,’ the spring musical performance by the school.
The play will run from April 7-9 at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are going fast, Performing Arts Director Alisha Dolan said, as there is limited seating.
“They’ve been in rehearsals since January and spent some long, long nights working on this,” said Dolan. “They were here late on Sunday and late on Tuesday night. We will have limited seating for the show so we’re hoping to sell out most nights. We have about 30 kids participating on stage and back stage. It’s great for the kids to have this and for the community to be able to see their talents.”
Dolan has spent four years as the drama teacher and has directed performances of Rent, Wizard of Oz and Little Shop of Horrors during that time.
“The kids fund-raised $5,000 to put this production on,” she said. “They were really successful and work very hard. We hope the community and schools will support the production.”
In all, she said the Chelsea Schools are very supportive of her program and the kids that work hard to participate in them, keeping their grades up as they also balance demanding rehearsals.
“It takes guts and real commitment to do something like this,” she said. “The kids get so much out of it and it makes them so well-rounded. They learn to problem solve and push through the difficulties. We always say that nothing stops on stage unless there’s fire or death.”
Tickets can be purchased at the door for the performances, or one can call Chelsea High School for more information during regular hours.