Correlieu drama students win provincial awards

Other drama students at the school are also putting on Alice in Wonderland next week

It’s been a big month for Correlieu Secondary School theatre students.

Students in the career prep program spent the last six months working on the show A Thousand Cranes, which they took to provincials in New Westminster from May 2 to 5. The group returned home with awards for the best sets and best lighting.

Earl Tourangeau, the drama teacher at Correlieu, says the career prep program is meant to prepare students for potential careers in drama by working with industry professionals to hone their craft. He adds that some students take part in the program simply because they want to perform competitively.

The group won regionals in February, which were held in Quesnel, and then moved on to the provincials.

Tourangeau says the group had a local teacher who went to theatre school adjudicate their play in Quesnel, before going to provincials and working with industry professionals to put on their show on the big stage.

Next up for drama students at Correlieu is Alice in Wonderland, which is being put on by one of Tourangeau’s classes.

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They’ve been working on the show for about three months, says Tourangeau. “We wanted to do something for the little kids. A lot of the plays — the music and stuff — they’re all made for a bit of an older crowd, so we wanted to do something just for the little kids to have some fun.”

He says several local elementary schools will be coming to see the show in the mornings, and that there will also be two evening performances. The evening performances will take place at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. The doors open for both performances at 6:00 p.m.

Attendance is by donation, says Tourangeau. “We wanted to make it accessible for people, like if you have a family [attending]. Especially with Tolko closing down, some families are kind of stressed out so we just wanted to do something for the community.”

The donations will go back to the show, covering the costs of the set and costumes, and what’s left over will go toward paying off the bill to go to festival.

Heather Norman
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