In unprecedented times, it’s a relief to have something familiar to enjoy.
Tania Legvold and her cast of Cannon Falls students are here to deliver that familiarity with this year’s fall play on Oct. 9 and 10.
The cast of 24 will perform a musical review, showcasing a number of favorites from over the years like “Anything Goes” and a nine-minute “High School Musical” medley. There will also be some solos featuring seniors.
Legvold, the play’s director, said they started auditions for the play around Labor Day. The cast started practice shortly after. A quick turnaround for the cast to perform.
Has there ever been an outside fall play at Cannon Falls High School? Not that, Legvold can recall.
The performances will be held outside of the school near the high school and district office entrance. Spectators are expected to bring their own chair, socially distance and wear a mask.
Legvold said the performers will also be socially distant, calling it a bit of “a design challenge” for the play’s choreography.
“We’re making art,” Legvold tells her husband after practice. “Just one day more of making art.”
This will be the first performance by the high school since last winter’s One Act play. The spring play had to be cancelled due to COVID concerns.
Legvold, who has directed a number of fall and One Act plays, said the enthusiasm she sees from her cast is inspiring.
“I think [the] kids are excited because they haven’t done anything for six months,” Legvold said. “They haven't been out of their houses so much.”
There is no cost to the musical. However, they are accepting free will donations that will benefit the Cannon Falls High School Theater Program.
IF YOU GO:
Oct. 9: 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 10: 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.
A back-up date of Oct. 11 at 2 p.m., is available if another performance is rained out.