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Students to present Wilcox Broadway Gala Thursday

May 11, 2015

The Wilcox Elementary School Drama Club will present a full-scale performance showcasing some of the greatest hits from Broadway in a Gala Event on Thursday, May 14, at 5 p.m. at Legacy Theater.

The Wilcox Broadway Gala will highlight some of the finest and most recognizable production numbers from Broadway musicals. Currently, there are 60 students enrolled in drama club, but it will be performed in front of the whole school and the public. This is the 11th year for the Wilcox Drama club performance.

“The Drama Club has worked all year rehearsing for this final production,” said Wilcox Principal Doug Goss. “In the spirit of Broadway, the students will even be treated to a Red Carpet Event before the show where family and friends can cheer them on as they walk the Red Carpet into the theater.”

There are also former students from drama club that are now in middle school and high school that return to help with the production, as well as a large amount of parental involvement. Any student in grades three through five may participate in the production. There are many areas including performing, student directors, and backstage help with sets, props, costumes, and makeup.