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Camden Hills high schoolers present live musical in May

Apr 19, 2021
Photo by: Marti Stone Photography The cast poses during the “Lipstick” scene — a chance encounter on the busy streets of NYC. From left are: front, Kate Upham and Sam Skovran; second row, Malaya Moores, Caleb Butler and Nate Stanley (seated); third row, Nora Finck, Alice Moskovitz, Izzy Kinney and Thia Allen; and back, Kevin Bergelin, George Bickham, Millie Pearse, Julianna Day, Josh Kohlstrom and Isaiah Doble.

Rockport — Spring is here, and Camden Hills Regional High School performs "The Theory of Relativity" May 7, 8, 14 and 15 on an outdoor stage. This contemporary musical explores the many aspects of human relationships and love, through solos, ensemble singing, and small vignettes. The show runs for approximately one hour and 20 minutes without an intermission. The genre of the show is more like a musical revue than a traditional musical with changing scenes and costumes; therefore, it seemed the perfect fit for a musical that could be presented to an outdoor audience during COVID times.

Directed by Kimberly Murphy, with accompaniment by Joani Mitchell, technical direction by Tom Heath and choreography by Gretchen Henderson; a full cast of performers and tech crew are pulling together to create a unique theatrical experience.

The cast of 19 performers features nine seniors: Cynthia Allen, Kevin Bergelin, Julianna Day, Isaiah Doble, Ruben Feldman, Andi Hammond, Wesley Henderson, Nathaniel Stanley and Kate Upham. The ensemble cast is completed by George Bickham, Caleb Butler, Nora Finck, Isabella Kinney, Joshua Kohlstrom, Audrey Leavitt, Alice Moskovitz, Malaya Moores, Millie Pearse and Sam Skovran.

Oliver Worner, as the student producer, is taking on many roles including helping with plans to keep audience members socially distant, setting up an Eventbrite page for tickets, and coordinating cast and tech needs. Additional techies include Elias Porter (sound), Jasper Berryman-Moore, Declan Buchanan, Katelynn Colbry, Emily Frank and Brian Bland.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no “at-the-door” ticket sales. The show dates are Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, at 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m.), and Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m.). Audience members will be asked to remain masked for the entire show, and keep a social distance of 6 feet. Due to COVID restrictions, seating charts with assigned spaces will be created in advance. There are also limited drive-in style tickets that will allow audience members to watch the show from the comfort of their car, and hear the music broadcast over an AM radio signal.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, April 26. If you have ticketing questions, contact Oliver Worner at oliver.worner22@fivetowns.net.

The link for the Eventbrite page is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chrhs-theory-of-relativity-tickets-148649142587.

Written by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, the show's theme is about human relationships – funny, serious, loving, sad, or poignant. Parents of young children should be advised that there are mature themes and content in some of the songs. If you have questions about the show, contact Kim Murphy at kim.murphy@fivetowns.net.

 

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