The public is welcome to attend North High School’s free annual Stages production on Tuesday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 35 Polo Rd.
Stages is one of North High’s interdisciplinary elective programs open to students in 12th grade. It provides seniors with a college-level seminar experience, embracing the disciplines of music, drama, English and social studies. Throughout the year, students examine, analyze and create music and drama, culminating in the development and execution of a performable production.
This year’s original production by the 2017 Stages class is titled Rock Bottom. The story follows Michael Stewart Garret and his daughter, Charley, who have been placed into the witness protection program and find themselves in Rock Springs, IA. Like many small towns in America, Rock Springs is facing economic hard times. Perhaps Michael can save the town while the town, in turn, saves him. Audience members will laugh, cry and might even find themselves humming along at various points to the fabulous score.
The student-written-and-produced show is guided by Stages teachers Susan Babkes, social studies department head; Jeffrey Gilden, English; and Neil Saggerson, fine and performing arts department head, with additional contributions by Roger Ames, musical consultant.
For more information, contact Babkes at firstname.lastname@example.org.