Theater Season Kicks off Across ISD 728
A pair of shows will kick off the 2019-2020 Theatre season over the next three weeks - with another coming later next month.
Rogers High School will present “All Shook Up” Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 with shows at 7 p.m., 2 and 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.
The show is new musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It's NOT a biographical revue. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in middle America, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll. Among the 24 songs featured in the score are classics like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel," "Can't Help Falling in Love," and of course the title tune.
Meanwhile, Elk River High School’s Fall Play will be “She Kills Monsters,” with shows at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2 p.m. on Nov. 2, and 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 through Nov. 9.
This is the revised 2016 Edition of “She Kills Monsters” - A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Later in November, Zimmerman High School will get into the “act” (sorry) with their spin on the Disney “swapping places” story of “Freaky Friday,” with shows at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 23, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 24.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.