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King’s-Edgehill students ready to rock out

The cast and crew of School of Rock are ready to go following a delay due to injury.
The cast and crew of School of Rock are ready to go following a delay due to injury.

WINDSOR, N.S. — King’s-Edgehill School is getting ready to pledge allegiance — to the band.

On April 28 and April 29, audiences can expect some loud, boisterous tunes, probably with some air guitar thrown in for good measure, as KES presents the musical School of Rock based on the film of the same name.

The performances were rescheduled to the new dates after the musical director and keyboardist Steve Roe was injured in a car accident, breaking his hand in three places.

But, the show must go on.

The rescheduling meant the school had to pay a $1,000 fine to the licensing company that owns the rights to the show for moving the performance dates.

Toven MacLean, the director of the show, said Roe was on his way to the performance when the accident occurred.

“We tried to call somebody to see if somebody could fill in but it was just too quick,” MacLean said.

“It’s been nice to polish up the show a bit more and have another go at it. I think the show will be even tighter now,” she said.

“We don’t want Steve to feel bad,” MacLean said with a laugh.

The cast and crew of School of Rock are ready to go following a delay due to injury.

MacLean said despite the accident and change in date, KES is excited to perform for the community.

“It is an extraordinarily talented group of students,” MacLean said. “Including a group that plays in the student band, live on stage.”

Approximately 30 students are participating in the show plus a crew of teachers who are helping out behind the scenes.

School of Rock is an award-winning musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on film starring Jack Black.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the school or at the door. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.

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