If Estevan could assign a grade to 'School Of Rock', this year's musical performed by the students from the Estevan Comprehensive School, those marks would highlighted on the report card of everyone who made the 2017 show a smashing success.
After almost four months since the first rehersal of the musical, based on the popular 2003 film which is now also featured on Broadway in New York, the high-schoolers from Estevan put four performances that drew rave reviews from everyone who took in the show.
Following the final act on Sunday afternoon, those involved in the cast and crew could finally take a step back and appreciate the fact that all their hard work had paid off.
"This year's musical was fantastic," expressed Kyle Whitehead, Co-Director with Evanne Wilhelm of 'School Of Rock'. Whitehead stopped by the radio station on Tuesday to recap the weekend. "We had an amazing group of kids. Really, really hard workers."
"And from Thursday's opening performance until our final one on Sunday...every performance just got better and better."
Whitehead mentioned that attendance at the shows also grew with every performance, nearing a sellout on Sunday. VIP tables for each performance were sold out more than a week in advance of the first show, which will help support future musicals in Estevan.
"Whatever money we generate from a musical goes towards our next show," adds Whitehead. "So if there's a profit, great. We can put that towards the next show. And if it doesn't cut it, we just work harder before the next show."
The next musical presented by the ECS will likely take place at the start of the 2019 school year.