Hunting Hills High School presents Ranked The Musical
Students at Hunting Hills High School are excited to bring a relatable musical to local audiences next month.
Ranked, The Musical runs March 13-16 at the Memorial Centre in Red Deer. The show is rated PG.
“We looked at a number of different shows and we knew we wanted to do something contemporary,” said Piper Rempel, Director. “The show is extremely relatable in that it talks about struggles that teens go through with their parents, school, expectations with friends, anxiety, learning how to balance life and fitting in.”
Because the show is not as well known as past productions, Piper said students had to dive in head first, and as rehearsals have evolved, they have lived up to that challenge.
“We have really talented kids. Our poster design, our technical design - it’s all things the kids have to come up with,” she said. “Our pit band is playing parts that have never been played before. It’s all really incredible to see.”
About 70 students between the cast, tech and pit band have been rehearsing since last fall.
“When we introduced the production to them, they were surprised because it wasn’t a big name,” said Taryn Martinek, Choreographer. “We told them there were lots of reasons that we picked the production, and as soon as we started rehearsing they got it and they have never looked back.”
Both Piper and Taryn encourage the community to come out and support the students as they bring this new story to Red Deer.
“People can expect for songs to get stuck in their heads - it’s great music you have never heard before,” said Piper.
Taryn added the production was a risk, but it has been extremely rewarding to see it unfold. “We want to get the community out and take the risk with us,” she said.
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