Don’t miss the first ever Signal Mountain Middle School musical on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. Middle school Theatre Director Ruth Farrimond and her assistant, Olivia Speek, a sophomore thespian who adopted the middle school program as her project, have helped nearly 30 students prepare to perform in "The Aristocats Kids." Another 10 classmates will be working as tech crews.
The basic plot is the same as the 1970 Disney film "The Aristocats," while other plotlines are different and a few were added. The Theatre Arts Boosters are hoping to expand the middle school program into a full-time classroom experience for sixth- through eighth-graders to serve as a feeder program to the outstanding high school theatre program.
The production takes place at 7 p.m. each night. at SMHS. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. The music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston and Terry Giklyson. It has been adapted and arranged with additional music by Bryan Louiselle. The book is adapted with additional lyrics by Michael Bernard.