NEGAUNEE — Rehearsing for a musical is always hard work, but those challenges can intensify when you have a change in directors mid-way through the process.
That’s the exact problem Negaunee High School students were facing when Connie Lindblom decided to retire after thirty years of teaching. Fortunately, Kelli Bucholtz, who had substituted in the past, was able to step up to the plate. The transition has been pretty seamless.
“She’s awesome, we really love her. We we’re thinking, kind of throwing around the idea that, ‘what if she could be our teacher?’ But, it all worked out. It was a transition, but we got through it,” said Jennie Carlson, a senior playing the role of Taylor McKessie.
“I’m always amazed at how fast these students learn and they’re doing an excellent job. I can’t get over their dance moves and the fact that these boys can dance the way that they do. It’s spectacular,” added Kelli Bucholtz, the new musical director.
This year the students will be performing their rendition of “High School Musical.”
It will open April 7th at 7:00 p.m., with encore performances on April 8th and 9th. Tickets are ten dollars for adults and five for students.