Lights Up! Theatre Company has managed not only to stay open throughout this pandemic, but they’re coming out of it with a full production ready for a full audience. The audition-based acting company for teens ages 12-19 will present a live outdoor performance of The Sound of Music and earlier this year students also staged and filmed a production of Man of La Mancha.The Sound of Music will be performed at Garden Street Academy Thursday, May 13 – Sunday, May 16 at 6:30 pm. Viewers can bring their own chair, picnic, and blanket to watch this live show under the stars.The conservatory finished performing their mainstage musical, The Music Man, at the Marjorie Luke in March of 2019 just before everything came to a halt.

“After that, we held weekly zoom meetings to keep everyone together, and then I offered an intensive one-on-one acting workshop by Zoom over the summer,” said director Amy Love, who co-founded the group with Jen Gamble and Jenna Berg. “We’ve also been running outdoor improv classes, and then this fall, we went right into production on our current shows.”With both Man of La Mancha and The Sound of Music, keeping students safe is their first priority.

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