Everybody Cut Footloose!

April 14, 2018


St. Patrick’s High School students are excited to perform ‘Footloose’ from Apr 30-May 5 at 7 p.m. nightly at Selkirk Auditorium. Tickets are $20 each and available from the school’s office from M-F 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation to provide critical healthcare equipment at our Hospital.

Students of St. Patrick High School’s “Footloose” production have been rehearsing for upcoming shows scheduled for April 30th-May 5th, 7:00 pm, at Selkirk Auditorium. This year, over 100 students and 50 staff members have been working tirelessly to present this Broadway smash hit. With the dynamic songs, industrial sets and spectacular performers, it is sure to entertain audiences of all ages! Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Proceeds from this year’s production will be supporting the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation and will feature amazing student talent. Grade 12 student, Alex Deccico, playing Reverend Shaw Moore, spoke on the importance of supporting healthcare in our community. “It feels great to do something I love while supporting an important cause in our community. People close to me have been treated in our hospital, so it is nice knowing that the money we are raising this year will ensure that loved ones will get the best care possible here at home.”

Not only does this production support a good cause, the experience has also been monumental in many students’ high school careers.  Graduating student Ashley Belluz-Gerolami, playing Wendy Joe, spoke on the experience of being part of the production. “I am so excited to be a part of Footloose this year.  This is the last high-school production I will be a part of and the friends and memories I have made along the way are priceless. I know that this will be something special that I will cherish forever.”

This year’s production would not be possible without the dedication from the students, teachers, staff and parents. St. Patrick High School drama teacher and production director, Patricia Del Paggio, has been involved in the school’s productions since 2012. “This year, our show is completely student-centred, and these students continue to impress me each year with their eagerness to involve themselves in the school community and make this production spectacular. They have put their heart and souls into this show in order to raise funds for our local hospital.”

You won’t want to miss this year’s production! Tickets are $20 and available at St. Patrick High School Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:30pm. Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, Mastercard are the accepted forms of payment. For more information, contact St. Patrick High School main office at (807) 623-5218.

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