Written by Stephanie Jenks, NSHS Senior Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00
William Shakespeare’s classic play, Romeo and Juliet, is a timeless romance about the forbidden love of two teenagers with conflicting families. The students of North Shore Middle School will perform the tragic romance as an ’80s musical with live music from a band comprised of North Shore High School students.
The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet an 80’s Musical will be performed on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the North Shore High School Theatre.
Director Mr. Ryan O’Hara said, “Much of the pop-rock music from the 80’s relates to the intense teenage love that Romeo and Juliet experience. The music will portray the overwhelming emotion of the romance between Romeo and Juliet and will also help the young audience understand what’s going on in the play. The middle school students are tying the play into their E3 school-wide effort where “Everyone Matters, Everyone Cares, Everyone Learns” by using theater as a communication of ideas to help society think about what’s right and how to make life better. Students will also learn that Shakespeare can be interesting, fun, and enjoyable instead of viewing it as a chore in classrooms.”
Admission for The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be sold at the door only.