Landrum High School presents first theatrical production

Published 10:57 am Monday, March 7, 2011

Rehearsals are under way at Landrum High School as students prepare to present “Schoolhouse Rock Live!,” the first theatrical production to be performed in the school’s auditorium since moving into the new facility in the fall of 2006. The show will debut on Friday and Saturday nights, March 11 – 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the show.

The Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) is sponsoring the event, as they rally to advance the arts programs and offer more opportunities for student involvement. According to Lori Walter, PTSO president, “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” will be the first production in about 40 years.

“As far as I can tell, from speaking with former LHS students, the last school-wide production was in 1968,” Walter said.

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Brian Sherman, LHS principal, met with the PTSO board early in the school year and requested their help in advancing the music and drama departments.

“We decided to move forward with our arts programs this year to take advantage of our beautiful facility and auditorium. We have such a supportive community here in Landrum, and we really hope they’ll come out to watch our kids perform,” Sherman said.

“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” is directed by Millicent Hunnicutt, who grew up performing in the Tryon Little Theater. Hunnicutt has been seen professionally on stage in the southeast, most notably at Flat Rock Playhouse. In addition to acting, she has directed several plays, including “Welcome to Mitford” for Tryon Little Theater. Musical direction is by Cecilia England, music teacher at O.P. Earle Elementary.

Mallori Inman, LHS student, and member of the “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” chorus said, “We’re having a lot of fun and I think it’s going to be an awesome show!”

Friends of Landrum Library and the Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation are the sponsors for this year’s production. Any individual or organization interested in financial sponsorship can contact Landrum High School at 864-457-2606.