Streetsboro --Stringz 'N Wingz was buzzing with excitement March 9, as the Streetsboro High School Theater released a video preview for their spring play, "Jekyll & Hyde."
Approximately 400 people turned up for the video release party. They viewed the video preview, as well as performances by the cast and musicians throughout the night, according to Jim Boardwine, who teaches songwriting and theater at Streetsboro High School.
The band Unsaid Fate teamed up with the professionals and the theater class to produce a preview video for the play. The band also performed at Stringz 'N Wingz for the premiere and will be performing at the spring play.
According to Boardwine, some vocalists, dancers, and musicians from the class are participating in the play and are teaming with performing arts professionals.
"This is the second year we have made a video and had a big blowout prior to the play, but this is the sixth show I have worked on for Streetsboro High School," he said Boardwine. "The song, 'The Hyde' was written by my son Brett who is a freshman at KSU. Bret Mucha, a make-up specialist, makes some great visual effects. I thought if we could combine these visual effects with this song, we could have a great show."
The show is primarily stars high school students from grades 9-12. The star of the show, Marshall White, plays Edward Hyde.
The video was shot at Squire's Castle in the Cleveland Metroparks.
"I had two videographers, Dan Stroble and Drew Spice of Streetsboro, show the students how to shoot the video. My son Brad and I did the editing and producing. There were a total of about 20 people who helped with the production," said Boardwine.
The show also includes Streetsboro High School alumni, a fifth-grade girl and some adults.
"Our focus is the high school students, but we are branching out. I am calling it the Streetsboro Theater. The high school students are being supported by their community, and it benefits them to be able to work with other professionals."
According to Boardwine, there are around 40 students in the cast.
The show will be performed at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 at Streetsboro High School. Tickets can be purchased at the high school's main office or online at streetsboroschools.com. Table seating near the stage with refreshments will be $12, floor seats will be $8 and bleacher seats will be $5.
Phone: 330-541-9400 ext. 4163