Mitch Zorn channeled Johnny Cash the night of the Rock and Roll tribute show.

NSS theatre students rock out at tribute

Nakusp Secondary School presented a lively performance of “The History of Rock” at the Bonnington Arts Centre on May 17.

The high school musical theatre class at Nakusp Secondary School presented a lively performance of  “The History of Rock” at the Bonnington Arts Centre on May 17.

Headed by drama teacher Tessa Wiseman and music teacher Rick Haller with the help of Marilyn Massey on piano accompaniment, 17 NSS students in total performed, with Carter Stenseth acting as the M.C.

With a combination of singing, dance and humorous skits all from the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, the students delighted and entertained the audience.  Each student researched, arranged and choreographed all their own acts. This creative process took roughly two months from start to finish, and all that work culminated in an amazing treat for both performers and spectators.

Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn as well as songs from Grease were on the swinging schedule for the night, with lots of favourites on the list.  More than just music, there were also skits performed from Abbot and Costello and I Love Lucy as well as some swing dance.

Mitch Zorn performed a stand out version of “Folsom Prison Blues,” playing his guitar and singing astonishingly like Johnny Cash. The Man in Black would have been proud. Kylie Gardner and Ellen Weatherhead tickled funny bones with their hilarious rendition of Loretta Lynn’s “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’.”

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