The talent of Newark students will be on full display over the next two weeks as three local high schools put on musicals.
Newark Charter School will perform “Mary Poppins.” The show involves 50 students in acting roles and another 20 doing behind-the-scenes work.
“We are fortunate to have so many über talented student performers and crew participate at NCS,” said Jeffrey Santoro, director of the show. “Mary Poppins is a family friendly, iconic tale that we are excited to bring to life on stage. Our students are brilliant in their performances and certainly would make all of the original members of the Mary Poppins very proud.”
Show times include Feb. 28, Feb 29, March 6 and March 7 at 7 p.m. and March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for kids and are available at NewarkCharterSchool.org.
Christiana High School will perform the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors.”
The play tells the story of a socially awkward floral shop clerk named Seymour, who finds a bizarre new plant after a solar eclipse and quickly discovers that this odd-looking seedling may be the key to drawing new customers into their floundering skid row flower shop. Naming the Venus Flytrap looking plant Audrey II in honor of the quirky and beautiful store clerk he has a crush on, Seymour begins to nurture the little seedling with the only thing it wants to eat — Seymour’s own blood.
Show times are Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and Feb 29 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.
Glasgow High School will perform “Willy Wonka the Musical.”
Show times are March 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and March 7 and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids and are available at the door.