‘School of Rock’ caps school musical year

Nov 27, 2017
Vinalhaven’s “School of Rock” features students from the entire school.

Vinalhaven — The Midcoast’s fall season of high school musicals comes to a rockin’ end Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1 and 2, at the Vinalhaven School, 22 Arcola Lane. The school is presenting “School of Rock The Musical” on the Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall stage.

Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, “School of Rock” follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight–A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching rock band.

The students are directed by Chloe Keller with music direction by Bill Trevaskis; his pit band includes members of the community.

The production benefitted from a short Partners in Island Education residency in October by professional lighting designer Michael Cole. Cole designed the lighting for “School of Rock” and made improvements to the overall auditorium lighting plan. Students were introduced to lighting design, lightboard operation, and cleaning and maintenance techniques for lighting equipment.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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