Did you know that there are an estimated 2,135 homeless children here in Brevard County?
We are saddened by this statistic and as our own community is so wonderful in helping us grow as a theatre department we want to give back to our community and help aid in hopefully diminishing this statistic. Every year our spring musical picks a community based charity that we can help by donating a percentage of ticket sales to, and this year the cast of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is proud to support the Brevard Rescue Mission!
The Brevard Rescue Mission works to permanently break the cycle of homelessness in families by providing women with children housing, access to health care, transportation, education, nutrition, job training and life skills. The 12-24 month program is designed to lovingly transform families from dependency to self-sufficiency through daily accountability, personal responsibility and goal advancement.
Not only will we be donating a percentage of our tickets, but we will also be running a special fundraiser throughout the show weekend, to hopefully raise even more money for this very deserving charity. With their approach of providing “hands on help, versus handouts” we are excited to help them reach their goals through programs and courses that help enable life-defining opportunities for women, mothers and children. This includes everything from GED and etiquette tutoring to basic money management and educational training. We felt that what they do to help our community is the perfect fit for our show, although How to Succeed is a satire on working hard, we wanted to turn the tables and give to those who were teaching others to respectfully work hard, how to thrive in their jobs, creating healthy and happy families and prospering in their daily lives.
Thank you to all who have supported the MIHS Theatre Arts Department, we have a wonderful community and if we can give even a little back, we will! Please join us April 15-April 17 for an amazing show and the opportunity to help those in our own community!
It takes a lot more to be able to put on a production than just manning the lights, prepping the stage and the natural born talent of MIHS student actors. There are also many variables that are considered and contribute to every fabulous performance our school and staff put on. This process can be grueling at times but it also has the potential to become one of the best moments of your life and high school career
The first step to putting on a successful show includes balancing your budget. Mrs Duprey spends most of her time figuring out different fundraisers to participate in to acquire the money that each show demands. We do fundraisers that involve selling pasta, bags of candy, cookie dough and even coupons! Each fundraiser is an individual piece of the grand puzzle we like to call Peter Pan. We also sell ads in our program, if you or your business is interested in buying ad space in our program and on this website, please see our donations page. Every penny we raise, is one cent closer to our goal, and that is a fabulous show!
Along with raising funds comes the real hard work, learning the songs and dances, and building a certain chemistry with your fellow cast. We spend much of our rehearsal time learning, learning and LEARNING lyrics, harmonies and melodies. You would think that the angels have descended from heaven after our music director is finished with us.
Tech week is the moment of truth, where each and every cast member’s morale is brutally tested. During tech week, one truly understands the virtue of patience. This is the point in our journey where every detail is squared away and every kink fixed. Frustration and exhaustion are factors that sometimes come into play during this week, but these feelings are soon replaced with the adrenaline and excitement of opening night!
Putting on a show like Peter Pan will prove to be a great and exhilarating experience, and nothing compares to the energy and applause of the audience, the pulse pumping through your chest as you belt those final notes and leave the stage, taking with you lifelong friendships and memories that are engraved in you forever.