The Edmond Sun
Expectations are sky high as, once again, Heritage Hall becomes the first company in the state to stage a production of this magnitude. The story follows a child’s dream in which his toy train set comes to life and the various engines compete to become the fastest engine in the world. Adding to the allure of this fast-paced musical, the 22 cast members perform on roller skates. Ferguson enlisted local skating choreographer Christopher Castleberry to coach the actors and choreograph their moves.
“Being the first company to mount an original production of this legendary show isn’t something that we take lightly,” says Ferguson. “A production of this magnitude takes an incredible amount of commitment and courage from the performers and collaboration between our campus family and professionals in the community. From the remarkable stage design to the lavish costumes, Starlight Express is a big accomplishment for us on levels of both artistry and education.”
Showtimes are 7 p.m. Feb. 20-22 at 7 pm and 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Heritage Hall Middle School Howard Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase at the Middle School office for $10 during regular school hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.