The Key West High School Variety Show at the Key West Theater


The Key West High School Drama Club. COURTESY PHOTO

The Key West High School Drama Club. COURTESY PHOTO

On Nov. 10 at the Key West theater, members of the student-run Drama Club from Key West High School will perform a variety show for all ages, packed with musical numbers, original songs and scenes, and even stand-up comedy. The High School Variety Show is a fundraiser for the Key West High School musical, which will also be performed at Key West Theater this spring.

“There are some really talented students in the Drama Club,” says Key West Theater Artistic Director Juliet Gray, “and I can’t wait to see them perform on our stage. I’m especially looking forward to a piece from a musical we are developing that two students are writing together. And an original adaptation of Aesop’s Fables turned into Key Westcentric tales that we are calling ‘Bubba’s Fables.’ It will be a really fun, original, fast-paced evening.”

The Key West Theater has worked with students from Key West High School before, partnering with the high school to produce Disney’s “High School Musical” at the theater last spring. “We all had such a great time with Disney’s “High School Musical” and are looking forward to continuing the partnership in future seasons,” says Gray.

The 2018 spring musical has not yet been announced as members of the Drama Club vote on which musical they want to perform, which was delayed due to Hurricane Irma. Gray is now working on purchasing the rights to produce the musical before the big announce, which they hope will be in the coming weeks.

“A lot goes into producing a musical aside from the obvious rehearsals, sets and costumes: first you have to procure the rights, and then make sure you have a great behind-the-scenes team in place to make it all happen, from direction and choreography to stage management and lighting design. The funds raised from this variety show will go directly towards production needs. My goal is to have student involvement in all areas so they can learn how to be theatrically self-sufficient and eventually put on their own shows with supervision from our team at the Key West Theater.”

The High School Variety Show takes place at the Key West Theater at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.thekeywesttheater. com or by calling 305-985- 0433.

To volunteer or donate toward the high school musical spring production, contact Artistic Director Juliet Gray at juliet@thekeywesttheater.com.

The Key West Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. ¦

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