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Newtown Excessive Faculty’s Unified Theater program carried out its unique present referred to as Ahead To The Previous on January 14 and 15, in the highschool’s auditorium. The present was donation-based as an alternative of getting tickets on the market.

Previous to the Sunday matinee, as visitors started to fill the viewers seats, college students rehearsed within the music room with Unified Theater instructor Janice Gabriel.

Gabriel advised The Newtown Bee, “They labored so onerous. If they’re having enjoyable, that’s what counts.”

College students may very well be seen across the room eagerly training their strains and dance strikes in teams, in addition to individually.

At precisely 2 o’clock, Gabriel stood in entrance of the crimson stage curtain to welcome everybody attending the afternoon efficiency.

She defined how college students of all skills labored collectively to arrange, write, and direct the play themselves.

“It’s my happiest time of 12 months to see the scholars on stage performing … I can promise that you’ll go away right here smiling,” Gabriel mentioned.

The manufacturing started with a gaggle from the longer term visiting a museum. They lived in a society the place music was not allowed and determined to enter a time machine to gather music from totally different time intervals.

“We have now to avoid wasting music,” a pupil introduced through the play earlier than coming into the time machine.

The group travels again so far as the stone age, the place the theme music to The Flintstones may very well be heard enjoying.

Subsequent, they went to the Sixties the place they realized about vinyl information. Throughout that period, they listened to The Seaside Boys whereas consuming ice cream.

When exploring the music of the Nineteen Seventies they listened to the Bee Gees and did some disco dancing.

The forged additionally did a choreographed dance quantity to Michael Jackson’s hit track “Thriller” when time touring to the Nineteen Eighties.

Then, within the Nineties, the group inspired the band Ace of Base to document and launch their track “The Signal.”

Ahead To The Previous additionally featured Britney Spears’ 2000s single “Oops!…I Did It Once more,” and Miley Cyrus’ track “Get together within the USA” represented the 2010s.

The group even visited 2022 and heard the track “I Ain’t Frightened,” by OneRepublic whereas enjoying basketball on stage.

On the finish of the play, music had been saved due to the time vacationers and the folks they met alongside the best way.

The performers took a celebratory bow as the group cheered and applauded them.

Reporter Alissa Silber will be reached at [email protected]

Newtown Excessive Faculty’s Unified Theater program performs a choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s track “Thriller” through the manufacturing of Ahead To The Previous on Sunday, January 15. —Bee Pictures, Silber

College students within the Newtown Excessive Faculty Unified Theater efficiency of Ahead To The Previous journey to the Nineteen Seventies and disco to the Bee Gees.

In Ahead To The Previous, a gaggle of individuals from the longer term use a time machine to go to totally different eras to avoid wasting music.

Newtown Excessive Faculty Unified Theater instructor Janice Gabriel, proper, goes over the script with college students previous to the Sunday, January 15, efficiency of Ahead To The Previous.

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