The Magic of Theatre: Spring Show Opens Tonight

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Keely Cobb
building progress on the set pieces for the spring show

A photo taken in late March shows the ongoing work on the "I Hate Shakespeare!" set. Catch the show in person or online to see the final result. Photo: Keely Cobb


The world of theatre is a place we can escape to, either as an audience member, performer, or technician. Imaginative worlds are created onstage where performers can embrace a new persona; technicians can sprinkle in the magic of lighting, sound and transitions; and audience members can turn off the outside world to experience a sense of wonder. Theatre is magic. 

However, theatrical performance is not an easy feat to achieve. Those involved are faced with many obstacles through the production and creation process and this year, specifically, has added more obstacles than ever before. With theaters shutting down, performers and technicians facing unemployment, and the entertainment industry facing a downward slope, we as a whole have faced a sense of helplessness. During this time of uncertainty, the escape of theatre is needed more than ever.

This is why the Sage Ridge theatre department is thrilled to be offering a live performance of Steph Deferie’s "I Hate Shakespeare!". The performance will take place in the outdoor amphitheater and run April 30 at 7 p.m., May 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., May 7 at 7 p.m., and May 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. To purchase an in-person ticket, you must email Keely Cobb at Tickets will not be sold at the door. For a livestream ticket, you can preorder your ticket through this link.

The show will showcase Sage Ridge students in grades 6-12 who have persevered to bring live theatre back to campus! "I Hate Shakespeare!" is a fast-paced satirical comedy that will be sure to have you nonstop smiling. The Sage Ridge theatre department is so grateful for this opportunity to not only bring live performance but also laughter and fun during these hard times.

Promotional graphic for I Hate Shakespeare
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