If you thought you saw a certain red-nosed reindeer in Troup High School, your eyes weren’t fooled. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” opened on Thursday morning with a demonstration for elementary schools in the area. The musical will be performed publicly this weekend and is based on the 1964 classic.
Headmistress Niki Watts said she was amazed by the Thursday morning performance.
âI actually saw the show with the elementary school for the first time this morning,â said Watts. “I stayed to see the show in its entirety and was amazed, as always with the productions that Noel and her students bring to life on stage.”
Watts said she felt the elementary school students had a lot of fun on their field trip to see Rudolph and his friends.
âThe children had a lot of fun, you could tell. They were actively involved, they sang the Christmas carols and the Christmas carols they knew, âshe said. âI was delighted to see that at the right times they laughed and were interactive. There are several parts of the performance where our characters come down and interact with the audience, and the kids loved it. “
Noel Jordan, the director and the theater A teacher at THS said she loved having Troup County’s kids watch the show before it was presented to the public.
“I always say you rehearse like you are performing, so you can’t wait to energize me when you start performing,” Jordan said. “But it is wonderful when more than 500 children laugh at something that no one has ever heard laughed about at rehearsals.”
Jordan said some of her students have never performed in front of a younger audience and she looks forward to giving them the experience.
âThere are so many new kids on this show. More than half of the performers have never put on a show here. So many new people that this is their first experience with young children, âshe said. âEveryone else who has done shows for small children does it like their favorite pastime. We’re all very excited. ”
Watts said she hopes production will be a family affair this weekend as Troup County prepares for the upcoming Christmas season.
âI would love it if this was a family affair. We’re here for the Christmas season right now, everyone is in the Christmas spirit, or at least I hope they are, âsaid Watts.
“I think this is a wonderful opportunity to spend a minimal amount of money to have an amazing experience with your family.”
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” continues this weekend at Troup High School.
The 7pm shows will take place on December 9th, 10th and 11th. The performances at 2:30 p.m. will take place on December 11th and 12th. This spring, Troup High’s theater section will be performing “Frozen” for the audience. Details will be announced.