The show will go on – online for Lyndonville and Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 January 2021 at 5:23 pm

Districts will perform musical, Little Women, after last year’s show cancelled due to Covid-19

File photo by Tom Rivers: Layna Viloria, second from right, portrayed Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act, which was performed  in Lyndonville in March 2019. It’s the last show performed by the combined drama program of Lyndonville and Medina. Last spring’s show was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

LYNDONVILLE – The combined Lyndonville and Medina high school drama program will perform a musical this spring.

It will be a much different experience for the cast, with rehearsals and the performance, director Jennifer Trupo said.

Last year’s school musical was cancelled in the spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Covid caseload remains high with restrictions still in place on crowd sizes.

Lyndonville and Medina plan to put on the show, Little Women. Trupo said that show doesn’t have a large cast ensemble and there “isn’t a ton of dancing.”

There will still be solos, duets and some songs with the entire cast. They won’t be performing in front of a live audience. The performance will be recorded and then made available by streaming online, with tickets to be purchased online, Trupo said.

Most of the rehearsals will be online with the students not together in-person as a group. As the spring show gets closer, there will be some group rehearsals, blocking and vocals – “just not as much as we are used to in the past,” Trupo said.

Friday was the deadline for students to audition for the show. Trupo said Little Women will be an opportunity for students to shine on stage.

“There are several great roles in this production and we will be doing it with an expanded cast,” Trupo said in her message. “I love you and I miss you and I can’t wait to see you, online.”