HCI Students Shine in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

By Dani Vell

I had the awesome pleasure of taking in the HCI Drama Club’s production of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” this afternoon and this is not a production to be missed.

Before the show even starts the audience gets a taste of what is to come, with costumed ushers and the main attraction, the wardrobe in view to help build the excitement.

The dedication of these young people and their fearless leader (drama teacher Glenda Lees) is evident from the very beginning. Lees even trades her director hat for an acting cap to welcome the audience to the show.  From the costumes to the lighting, to the make-up and set design, as well as the special effects, it is clear that these kids have been learning a lot and putting all of the efforts in to create a fantastic show.

All the teens put their best foot forward and are very entertaining. There are laughs many of which are brought on my a hilarious pair of beavers playing husband and wife. The quick thinking and dedication to their characters make these two stand outs. There is also drama, suspense and excitement. If you are familiar with C.S. Lewis’ classic tail, or even if you are not there are plenty of reasons to enjoy this performance.

This play was chosen to appeal to all ages and judging by the reactions of a crowd full of school aged children it definitely hit the mark. It was exciting to see such a fabulous performance here in our own backyard, perhaps the best part was watching the joy on the faces of all those involved in the production after a job well done.

Don’t miss your chance to see some amazingly talented young people, a fabulous show and a few special surprises. “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” takes the stage tonight at 7:00pm and Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm, as well as, 7:00pm.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $7.50 for students and preschoolers are free. You can get your tickets at Shoppers Drug Mart or at the door.

Congratulations to Glenda and her team!! Theatre is alive and well in Humboldt!