Hunting Hills High School students have completed their production of The Sound of Music musical.
Forced to film the project in lieu of an in-person production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students got creative and were able to see it through.
“COVID-19 has presented some challenges this year, but we are really thrilled with how our production has turned out,” said Coleman Miller, a teacher at Hunting Hills High School.
“When we started auditioning in September, we hoped that we could move forward with a production because we were unsure how things would change at that time. But it was about two or three weeks after that we got the word that we could practice together while still following health guidelines.”
Overall, 32 students were involved with the production, including theatre students and students from the media arts department.
Teacher Dom Gomes filmed the production.
“It was a great challenge to try to film the production, edit and place it online over a short time period,” he said.
“The kids were amazing, there were some special moments that organically happened when the whole cast and crew were led on a singalong started by Cameron Roscoe. That moment gave me goosebumps as I watched these kids bond and celebrate a wonderful achievement they created.”
To view The Sound of Music, individuals can fill go online at huntinghills.rdpsd.ab.ca.