South Theatre Class Creating New Musical

A group of students at Salina South High School will create and perform an original musical, all within the span of a week. The Repertory Theatre class will work on the project with staff members from the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts.

According to the school, Nils-Petter Ankarblom and Carrie Gilchrist from Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts will work with students next week.

During this workshop, the students will create, write, compose, perform and produce an original musical based on their ideas using the Lovewell Method. The new, short musical created throughout this process will be performed at 8pm at South High on Saturday, November 21st.

Lovewell Institute has piloted workshops throughout the USA, Sweden, Russia and Italy, working with students to create over ninety original musicals throughout its existence. The staff, comprised of professional artists, guides the students as they brainstorm ideas for the production and develop the themes, plot, characters, and music. All of the pieces are student driven, often times based on timely topics that are in the hearts of the students and reflect their opinions of the world in which we live.

The opportunity to work with Lovewell Institute was made available with funding provided by the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Arts and Humanities Fund at the Greater Salina Community Foundation.

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