WCS students rehearse Peter Pan musical

The cast and crew for the production of “Peter Pan Junior” have been hard at work rehearsing scenes for the upcoming Comp musical.

In the photo, Tinkerbell (played by Ember Schira), Wendy (Nina Deane) and Peter Pan (Owen Burdan) rehearsed their “You can fly “number for the musical, Peter Pan Junior, as opening night is less than four weeks away.

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Burdan said that as opening day comes closer, more things are coming together.

“I think rehearsals are going very well. All of our songs are coming together, everyone is starting to memorize their lines and the whole play is just starting to look really good.”

With Grade 7 to 9 students participating and auditioning for the musical, the ninth graders usually get the lead parts. This year however, Burdan and Deane were able to snatch up lead roles as Grade 8 students.

“It is a big responsibility having a lead. Over the summer I had to work extremely hard. Memorizing lines and songs, working on actions, and it felt like a fantasy to get a lead, but when I did, it was amazing and I’m so grateful for the opportunity,” said Deane.

Along with learning about singing and acting, being in a musical can offer educational and life skills. Schira, who is in Grade 9, said being in the musicals since Grade 7 has helped teach her patience and leadership skills.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Weyburn Comprehensive School main office. The show will run for three nights from Tuesday to Thursday, Nov. 27, 28 and 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cugnet Centre.