RMS students to perform 'Narnia the Musical'

Photo submittedPhoto by Allison West
Staff Writer

'Narnia the Musical', based on the classic children's tale by C.S. Lewis, 'The Chronicles of Narnia', will be brought to life on stage by the students at Ridgway Middle School.
The show features numerous tunes as the story moves along under the direction of Jason Phipps, RASD K-12 performing arts teacher. RMS students have been working hard for the past four weeks in order to get the performances down in time for the opening night.
In the Character Spotlight are the Pevensie siblings, the main protagonists of the play. Rocked by war in 1940s England, the four siblings find themselves unwillingly seeking refuge at the massively boring Marbleton Manor in the English countryside.
Lucy, the youngest of the Pevensie clan and played by Elizabeth Kemmer, stumbles into a wardrobe during a rainy day game of hide and seek. Soon she leads her elder siblings into the land of Narnia on an adventure that they'll never forget.
When younger brother Edmund, played by Joel Neureiter, is tempted by the evil one and disappears into the cold, older siblings Susan, played by Kelly Matha, and Peter played, by Guy Elliot, set out to find him with their younger sister, Lucy, in tow.
All are invited to see how these children will change the land of Narnia forever. Shows will run Thursday, Jan. 24, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday evening, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. and an additional show on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Ira S. Nippes Auditorium at the Ridgway Middle/High School.

Photos feature characters Edmund Pevensie, played by Joel Neureiter; Susan Pevensie, played by Kelly Matha; Lucy, played by Elizabeth Kemmer; and Peter, played by Guy Elliot.