Hard work and sacrifice are the order of the day at the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Academy as students, volunteers, staff and teachers have given up their spring break to rehearse for the presentation of their annual spring drama.
“This year we’re presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical adaptation of Cinderella,” said teacher and director of the show, Tina Jones. “We’ve been rehearsing since November, but with the timing of the show in late April, we’ve continued our daily rehearsal schedule right through spring break.”
Jones, currently on maternity leave, has led the way in sacrifice, coming in every day as a volunteer to direct the production and supervise the rehearsals.
In this year’s production, the timeless enchantment of the magical Cinderella fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers and Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.
As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
Starring Sierra Krug as Cinderella, and Nathaniel Johnson as the Prince, Cinderella is the eighth annual drama and the second musical presented by the academy. This year’s production is supported by more than 25 community and parent volunteers, including many from the local theatre community, plus the all-student cast.
Cinderella runs at the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Academy, located at 1475 Noel Ave. in Comox starting at 6:30 p.m. on April 23, 24 and 25.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Tickets are available at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox, Gone Hollywood Videos in Comox and Red Carpet Consignment in Comox. Tickets can also be purchased at the school, or by calling 250-339-1200 or 250-650-3725.