Hixson, TN, March 30, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- A Disney Princess and a little dragon will descend upon Loftis Middle School this week. Loftis is proud to present a production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. The student cast in the musical has been working all school year, rehearsing every week for a full year, and twice a week since the holiday break, to be able to do justice to this Disney classic. The students, along with their director, Carrie Brock, know that the ability to put on a musical of this caliber in traditional public schools is a special privilege. Brock, who is also the school’s chorus teacher, believes that these opportunities are important to the students and community. “Aside from the outstanding talent, these students are taught many life skills such as leadership and what it means to be an excellent leader, effective communication strategies, showmanship, poise, and confidence. The program also works to instill character traits such as respect, perseverance, and responsibility to name a few. Students entering the musical theater program always emerge with new and stronger skill-sets, a realized connectivity to themselves as well as others, an awareness of moral virtues and their importance, and self-confidence. While this musical theater experience is entertaining for the audience, the factor of entertainment only scratches the surface of what is truly happening,” Brock said.
This year, the community has come behind the production to support it and help ensure that shows like this, which do not receive funding from the local school system, are able to go on. Several local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the event including the Life Care Center of Red Bank, Chris Powell with Keller Williams, Rechoboth Baptist Church, RiverCity Sign & Crane Service, Inc., and Engineered Refrigeration Systems, Inc.
Brock hopes that the community as a whole will also come out to support the production. As a result of the lack of funding, Brock must fundraise for a year to be able to put on a production. Ticket sales from this production will help to fund the next musical and the public is invited to enjoy the show and support the arts at Loftis Middle.
The Loftis Middle production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. will be March 30th, 31st, and April 1st at 7:00pm at Loftis Middle School. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and children under school age are free.