The UMHS Theatre at the Mine is proud to present "Chicago"!
This year's Union Mine High School Spring Musical was performed on March 9th, 10th (2 showings), 15th, 16th, and 17th. This year the UMHS Performing Arts departments collaborated and there was singers and a live orchestra from the UMHS Music Program as well as those wonderfully talented performers from the UMHS Drama department. These dedicated students worked so hard and it was an amazing show! The audience was swept up in ALL THAT JAZZ!!!
Synopsis: Nightclub sensation Velma murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, is set to defend her. But when Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity. Recommended for mature audiences.
Our live orchestra pit was small but mighty, with many of our musicians playing multiple instruments. They were backstage, so the audience can't see them but their sound was amazing! With the challenges of not being able to see the actors for their musical cues, Mr. Lane watched a monitor of what was happening on stage and listened to to directions coming from the sound booth in order to know when the music and sound effects were needed. Their timing with the actors was impeccable! We are so proud of these talented musicians and their commitment and hard work.
Meet the live orchestra pit:
Mr. Lane - Music Director/Conductor
Joel - Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Terin - Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, and Piccolo
Annabella - Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
Ethan - Trumpet
Daniel - Trumpet
Aubrey - Trombone
Tristan - Trombone
Kiko - Piano
Emily - Piano
Patrick - Bass Guitar
Matthew - Drums