If you go
What: "42nd Street"
When: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday
Where: Capital High School auditorium
Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for students, at the door
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - At an after-school rehearsal for "42nd Street" involving 60 actors, a crew of 20 and an orchestra of 20, things are remarkably calm in Capital High's auditorium.
It's the biggest musical production the school has done since it ambitiously tackled "Phantom of the Opera" five years ago, said new teacher Kristopher Corbett, who is directing the production.
He's a Capital High graduate and son of the school's choral director, Kathy Corbett.
The two are part of the fine arts team that has overseen the production that opens tonight. Band director Bobby Jenks leads the orchestra, and dance teacher Michelle Legg is choreographer.
With sets rented from a national tour company and costumes from New York, Kristopher said it's an expensive production, but one he hopes the community will support by helping to fill the theater's 725 seats for all three productions.
Kathy noted the production has been in rehearsal for five and a half weeks.