Regional drama festival sells out opening night
Marystown Central High School, host of this year’s drama festival, opened the night with its performance of “Fame Jr.”
The Marystown Central High Dominoes Drama Troop kicked off the Burin Peninsula Regional Drama Festival Thursday night with a sample of its upcoming musical “Fame Jr.”
The St. Lawrence Academy Blues Players followed up with an original piece entitled “Aqua” written by director Danielle Edwards. John Burke High School rounded out the night with “How to Kiss a Girl.” Members of Masquerade left the crowd in stitches with their performance.
Award-winning director Danielle Irvine, this year’s festival adjudicator, said she enjoyed the opening night.
“It is fantastic,” she said. “Even just coming into the building —seeing all the decorations, all the schools represented (with) flags, I mean what spirit.”
This year, there were two recipients of the Cecilia Bungay Dedication Award — Directors, Diane Rogers of Lake Academy, Fortune, and Dolorosa Murphy of Christ the King School, Rushoon.
The award was introduced in 2007 to celebrate individuals in the Burin region who have shown diligence and excellence in fine arts and/or an outstanding commitment to drama and fine arts at the school or community level.
Bungay commended the two for their dedication to the arts and to their students.
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