JAMESTOWN – For the first time in over a year, Jamestown High School will host its annual musical this week.
The show, JHS Musical Revue, A Little More Homework, will take place on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the JHS auditorium.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person attendance is limited to two people per cast member but the musical revue will be live streamed at jpsny.org/jhsmusical for the community to enjoy.
“Instead of a full length musical, I have put together a musical revue which features songs from 18 different musicals,” said JHS Musical Director Lauren Scharf. “I wanted to highlight songs that the students could form a connection with.”
Scharf says each song has been carefully chosen to reflect their day-to-day life: the ideas of growth and finding purpose; moments of rebellion and angst; young and innocent love; and finally, acceptance and hope.
“This show is being performed by students who have been deprived of the chance to participate in many normal school activities for the past year,” furthered Scharf. “They’re eager to get back out there to make music and memories together, in whatever form that takes. I really hope that the community tunes into the live stream to hear the performances.”
The show is divided into four cycles of music, which relate to the themes of growth, rebellion, love, and acceptance. The first cycle features “When I Grow Up” from Matilda, and “Purpose” from Avenue Q.
The second and third cycles feature songs from Hairspray, School of Rock, Annie, and the musical The Heathers.
In the final cycle you will hear the title song, “A Little More Homework” from 13: the Musical, and a rousing rendition of “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin plus many more.