By Adam MacDonald
Fernie Academy students showcased their talents last week in several performances of their production, titled ‘Hook’. The play, an adaptation of the 1992 Spielberg film, tells the story of what happens when Peter Pan grows up and forgets Neverland, that is until Captain Hook steals his children. Then, it’s up to Tinkerbell and The Lost Boys to help him remember his true self, and of course, save his children.
Directed by Denise Baughan and Allison Pace, the show included tap dancing, singing, sword fights, and a final number that incorporated a cello and saxophone. The assorted musical selection led the audience from the Jurassic Park theme to The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’, and finally to ‘We are Young’, showcasing the students’ singing and music skills.
Students auditioned back in December, and have been working at lunch and after school to put the production together. “I’m so proud of the work that each student put in,” said Baughan. “Every character turned out vibrant, and different. It was an honour to see each of the students grow and become so confident throughout this process.”