The Estevan Comprehensive High School was rockin' last night as students preformed their Opening Night of 'School of Rock."

"It was fantastic!" shared Kyle Whitehead, musical director with the Estevan Comprehensive School. "The audience was very energetic and involved with the show all night. And you could really see that in the kids. They've always been doing a fantastic job but now that they had an adult audience that was interacting and understanding all of the jokes and it wasn't just the directors down there putting in our fake laugh tracks so they know. It notched up to another level last night. And the kids, you could see the sparkles in their eye. Even our star Levi, you could see, he almost became Jack Black."

"Even our stage crew, everything went off without a hitch."

He shared that a lot of hard work has gone into these performances and it's great for the students to finally reap the rewards. 

"We cast them back in June. They got their scripts, they got their music over the summer and they were working. They did some work on their own and once we got back to school, literally the first day of school was our first day of rehearsal. So we've been going since the beginning of September."

"For them to finally get the reactions they thought were going to happen and then reactions they didn't expect, it was really cool."

"They were on such a performance high last night and even this morning, i saw some of them in the halls and they were just vibrating."

He added that the teachers are just as excited as the student, albeit a little more tired. 

"We talked with the cast right after the show and i think we were on the same performance high as they were. We were all very excited for the kids. And to see it hit that level last night, it was unreal."

Whitehead also shared that there are raffle items available. 

"We're giving away some 'School of Rock' swag, we've got t-shirts and hoodies. And then we have a raffle that is running the whole run of the show. We're raffling off an Epiphone guitar. This guitar was purchased at the 'School of Rock' Broadway performance in New York and donated by Arlene and Kelly Lafrenz. It's a beautiful guitar and it's got the big 'School of Rock' across the whole body."

Shows continue tonight, tomorrow at 7:00 pm and end with a matinee on Sunday afternoon at 2:00. 


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