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St. Vrain Valley students are joining thousands of organizations around the world for a remarkable revue

“All Together Now!” performances bring together students from Erie, Frederick, Longmont and Skyline high schools for a musical theater performance in the Longmont High School auditorium tonight and tomorrow.

“All Together Now!” performances bring together students from Erie, Frederick, Longmont and Skyline high schools for a musical theater performance in the Longmont High School auditorium tonight and tomorrow. The collaborative event will raise funds for theatre programs in the district, the first fundraiser of its kind.

Dac Cederberg, theater teacher at Longmont High School, was excited for students to perform songs from musicals that may otherwise be too costly for a high school theater production.

“Kids are really excited about it,” Cederberg said. “It’s a jump start to get the theater programs back on track. Coming together and creating is one of the true joys of theater.”

The musical revue was put together by licensor Music Theatre International, or MTI, free-of-charge for theatrical organizations and includes songs from musicals like Rent, Hairspray, Frozen and High School Musical, along with other musical theater mainstays. Offering the one-weekend revue to theater programs free of charge is a way for the music licensor to help support live performances after many were shuttered during the pandemic, MTI said in a statement.

“All Together Now!” combines the efforts of SVVSD theatre programs, with more than 50 student performers. Backstage and front of house operations will be jointly operated by teachers, students and local volunteers, making for a truly district wide effort. 

“I’m really grateful to be a part of this before I graduate,” said Frederick High School senior Thomas Beeker. “Having this connection with other schools, it gives us a bigger community and more performance opportunities.”

Frederick High School’s technical theatre teacher, Brandon Coon, said that the experience of working with other drama teachers proved to be an added benefit, considering many districts only had one theatre teacher.

“This has made working with the directors from the other schools so special — with other adults to bounce ideas off and to refine performances is wonderful,” Coon said.

SVVSD joins theatre companies around the state, including Eagle, Denver, La Junta, Littleton, Northglenn, Durango, Conifer, Berthoud, Grand Junction, Louisville, Leadville and Colorado Springs, for the once-in-a-lifetime performance. The first performance is at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by two performances on Nov. 13 at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online and SVVSD invites all members of the community to attend.


 
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