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Innocence Lost:

A Play about Steven Truscott

Innocence Lost

Sacred Heart High School’s Crusader Productions been digging deep into character in preparation for their upcoming spring production Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscottby Beverly Cooper. Innocence Lost, directed by teacher, Veronica Davidson, involves the artistic endeavours and talents of dedicated staff, students, and volunteers at “The Heart”.  

INNOCENCE LOST: A PLAY ABOUT STEVEN TRUSCOTT will hit the stage at Sacred Heart High School on May 20th until May 23rd, 2015 with doors opening at 7:00pm and the production beginning at 7:30pm. Admission prices are $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Students and Seniors. Tickets will go on sale at the SHHS’s Main Office and Marlin Travel in Walkerton starting Monday, April 27th and can also be purchased at the door. Seating is limited

Innocence Lost 
 

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This fast paced historical drama follows the true story of Steven Truscott, a 14 year old boy from Clinton, Ontario who was wrongly accused and convicted of murdering 12 year-old Lynne Harper. The play is told through the perspective of Sarah, a fictional schoolgirl, and it is through her eyes that we see the real opinions and divisions about the case that rocked Canada, and particularly Huron County in 1959. The play follows Steven's fight for freedom from the time of his arrest and trial until his acquittal in 2007 and delves into the impact that a traumatic event has on a small community. A gripping and thought provoking show that is sure to leave audiences astounded. 

Crusader Productions at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton has been walking in the footsteps of local Canadian history in preparation for their upcoming spring production of Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott, by Beverly Cooper. 

This fast paced drama follows the true story of Steven Truscott, a 14 year old boy from Clinton, Ontario, who was wrongly accused and convicted of murdering and raping 12 year-old Lynne Harper. Told through the perspective of a fictional schoolgirl, Sarah, the play explores the real opinions and divisions regarding the case that rocked Canada, and particularly Huron County in 1959. The action follows Steven's fight for freedom from the time of his arrest and trial until his acquittal in 2007…a gripping, raw and thought provoking show that is sure to leave audiences astounded. Recently, our actors took their pursuit of authenticity to a new level when they visited key locations depicted in the play in the Clinton and Goderich area. 
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Highlights of the day included Dyllan Mooser, the actor playing Steven Truscott, being able to sit in the jail cell Truscott inhabited and the prisoner’s box in the courtroom where the 14 year old had heard his death sentence proclaimed; a moving experience for the young actor. Likewise, Kyle Vaughan, who plays the judge that condemned Truscott to death, said that “standing at the judge’s bench and being able to look down into the prisoner’s box made the whole scene vividly real”. For Steven Travale, a Grade 11 student at ‘The Heart’, the most impactful moment of the trip was visiting the woods where Lynne was discovered. “I was overwhelmed by the thought that a young girl, so young and innocent, could have experienced such a tragic death. It also brought a whole new depth to the play for me with the realization that we have to bring the dual injustice to light in a powerful and moving manner”. Director, Veronica Davidson, summed up the value of the trip by stating, that “our students have grown in both their compassion and understanding of the social justice issues this play exposes”. Of particular note is that actual footage, shot in the various locations of Goderich, Clinton and the former RCAF base, will be used as part of the projected scenery for the play adding additional realism. 


Crusader Productions Presents...LES MISÉRABLES

 

Preparations are underway at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton for the Drama Department's spring production, Les Misérables. The dramatic non-musical version of the play, adapted from Victor Hugo's historical novel, is being directed by teacher Veronica Davidson, supported by a dedicated group of staff, students and volunteers.

The students at “The Heart” are busy working away, spending endless hours rehearsing, planning, fund raising and preparing for the play production, which is fast approaching in May. The actors are busy delving deep into the memorable characters they will be portraying, and the crews are hard at work designing and creating props, costumes and sets – which will be a period snapshot of Paris during the height of the French Revolution.

The stage play traces the redemptive journey of Jean Valjean, who through the intervention of a kindly bishop, transforms from a despised convict into a respected mayor. He encounters the tragic Fantine who begs him to rescue her daughter, Cosette, from the Thenardiers, a couple with no conscience. Leaving his past behind him, Valjean and Cosette escape to Paris, pursued by the relentless Police Inspector Javert. While in Paris their paths cross with Marius, a young student revolutionary who falls hopelessly in love with Cosette, and she with him. Soon, Valjean must decide between protecting Cosette or allowing her to freely pursue her love for Marius. When the barricades go up, the decision is made for him and he leaves to save Marius, only to run across his nemesis, Javert. The action climaxes when the rivals face off in a battle that will only leave one the victor.

Les Misérables will hit the stage at Sacred Heart High School Auditorium on May 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 7:00pm. Admission prices are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students/seniors, and $5.00 for children 12 and under.Tickets will go on sale in the main office of SHHS starting April 23, 2014 or can be purchased at the door. Since seating is numbered, purchase your tickets early in order to avoid disappointment! For more information, please call the school at 519-881-1900.

The staff and students at “The Heart” would like to thank the public for their continued theatrical patronage and invite audiences to join in a gripping adventure that sweeps its participants back in a tumultous period of history as they witness the epic tale of "Les Misérables".


        Cabaret 2013

Benefit Concert
GREAT WORK - over $2500 was raised from donations at the door and from donations via the local community. This will double when matched by Federal government ... Way to Go!

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Cabaret 2012

Flying Home to the Heart Arrives at Sacred Heart

It’sapproaching that time of year again...the time of Christmas cheer and Sacred Heart High School’s annual Cabaret! The Cabaret organizationalcommittee and talent acts are busy at work with rehearsals, costumes,fund-raisers, and the like. The entire production is produced and written bystudents at the Heart and like other years, the show promises to deliver acreative punch.

This year’stalent show entitled Flying Home to the Heart centresaround a group of mis-matched desperate travellers as they find themselvesstorm stayed in an isolated, northern airport on Christmas Eve. Whether it befighting sisters, a hyper flight attendant with an addiction to a cup of joe, arunaway busker, a feuding mother and her daughter, a stressed out airlinemanager or a mysterious janitor who seems to know more than he should, togethertheir antics become the ingredients for a recipe of comic disaster on thecraziest Christmas Eve ever.

SacredHeart’s roster of diverse talent is sure, once again, to please an audience ofall ages. The talent acts will feature singers, dancers, batonists, instrumentalmusicians and an array of other performers. Together, they will “Deck the Stage”with both Christmas and contemporary music and light up the season withcreativity.

 The datefor this year’s Cabaret will be on Thursday, December 6th, 2012at 7:30 p.m.,withthe snow date being set for December the 7th. Ticketswill go on sale beginning November 15th andwill be available at the main office at Sacred Heart High School and at Holst Office Supplies in Walkerton.Tickets will also be available for sale at the door on the night of the show.Admission prices are $9.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Students/Seniors and $3.00 forChildren 12 and under. So circle December the 6th on your calendarsand fly “Home to the Heart” this Christmas season.



Crusaders Productions is thrilled to present the musical,
The Sound of Music.

The classic musical will hit the Sacred Heart stage on May 23rd to the 26th, 2012. Showtime will be at 7:30pm nightly.

The play is set in 1938 and chronicles the weeks leading up to the Nazi invasion of Austria by Hitler. Captain von Trapp following the tragic death of his wife, copes with his loss by distancing himself from his seven children and forbidding music in the house. The routine of their life is uplifted when the youthful and energetic Maria Rainer, an aspiring nun, enters their lives. As Maria teaches them to sing, she finds herself falling in love with the Captain thus causing her to make the choice between the traditional religious path and that of family. Maria can not leave the children whom she loves and therefore returns to the von Trapp’s right before they must face the greatest threat of their life – the Nazi takeover. This beloved musical will take you through the scenic hills on a musical adventure that will delight your ears and warm your heart.

The students are in the midst of rehearsals. Actors, musicians and technicians are all hard at work, preparing to bring the sound of music to the halls of Sacred Heart High School. Admission prices for The Sound of Music will be $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 12 years old and under. Tickets can be purchased at Sacred Heart High School’s main office beginning mid-April. Stay tuned for more details, and mark your calendars for May 23rd to the 26th, 2012.


“The Heart of Art” Cabaret 2011

With just over a month to go, the Cabaret Planning Committee here at Sacred Heart is busy working on sets and props for this year’s Cabaret: “The Heart of Art”.

Set at the prestigious Cane Art Gallery, the plot explores the behind-the-scene antics of the art world as they prepare for the annual Christmas Talent Gala. The cast includes several eccentric artists, former models, art lovers, gallery owners and security staff. The highlight of the gala features the unveiling of a new masterpiece painted by the infamous reclusive “Mars”. Like Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong goes wrong at the gala, and soon the cast of colourful characters find themselves embroiled in a plot of mayhem that becomes the set for the perfect crime.

As in past cabarets, the focus of the show will be on the array of talented students at “The Heart”. The various acts will include vocalists singing a range of contemporary and classical tunes. The audience will be wowed by acro-jazz, contemporary and step dancing, not to mention the various instrumentalists on piano, guitar, and flute. As well, both the School Band and the Grade Nine Band will be playing a delightful mix of upbeat numbers sure to please crowds of all ages.

Date: Wed., Dec. 7th
Time: 7:30 pm

Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, November 7th, 2011 and will be available at Sacred Heart High School’s main office and Holst Office Supplies in Walkerton. Admission prices are $9 for adults, $5 for students/seniors, and $3 for children under 12. For more information, call the office at (519)881-1900.



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Anne of Green Gables Warms Up"The Heart"

Once again, the Sacred Heart High School Drama Department is hard at work preparing for their annual spring play production. This year, the school is presenting the Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables. Anne of Green Gables is the heart warming tale of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl who is never at a loss for words or adventures. Crusaders Productions is thrilled to present the play, Anne of Green Gables, a classic Canadian tale about a young orphan girl who arrives in Avonlea and through her comic antic
s captures the hearts of the town.

The plot revolves around two unmarried siblings named Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who live on a picturesque farm named Green Gables near the quiet town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island during the early 1900's. Since Matthew is unable to tend the farm due to his ailing health, he and Marilla decide to hire an orphan boy. Much to his surprise, when Matthew arrives at the train station, he finds instead a spirited girl awaiting him. Anne’s talkativeness and charm bewitch Matthew and the two immediately connect becoming the first of Anne’s many kindred spirits.


Problems erupt when Anne enco
unters the town gossip, Rachel Lynde, who tweaks her about her "red" hair. Sparks fly and it is only when Matthew coaches Anne that a person can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, that a truce is called between the two. Her outlandish imagination also causes her to become the target of the Avonlea students, led by the snooty Josie Pye. However, when Anne befriends Diana Barry, her fortunes seems to turn for the better; that is, until she meets her nemesis, the equally intelligent and charming Gilbert Blythe. Whether one laughs at the crazy antics of Anne and her friends or cries as she experiences the heartaches of loss and growing up, one and all are sure to love this whimsical play.

The show dates for Anne of Green Gables are May 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at the main office at Sacred Heart High School beginning April 19th. Admission prices are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students/seniors and $5.00 for children under twelve. For ticket information, please call the office at (519) 881-1900.


Of special note to former cast and crew members of the original production of Anne of Green Gables fourteen years ago, the current cast would like to cordially invite you to a special reception previous to the Saturday, May 28th performance at 6:00 p.m. in the drama room. If you are interested in attending this alumni get together, please contact Ms. Andrea Voisin or Mrs. Susan Sakal at the above number for details.


Laugh and cry as you exp
erience the life of Anne Shirley, the Cuthberts and the people of  Avonlea in May at Sacred Heart High School. So celebrate spring and join the students at "The Heart" this May in the memorable production of Anne of Green Gables.


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On May 25th, to May 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm, we invite you to experience both the joy and the adventures of life on the Island as Anne discovers new “kindred spirits”. Her imagination is matched only by her tendency to get into unintentional trouble. Whether it is tipsy tea parties, standing in the corner at school, or disturbing the peace of elderly aunts, Anne charms the hearts of her foes.

Anne of Green Gables is a show for all ages including the young and the young at heart. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 4th, 2011 and will be available at the main office at Sacred Heart High School. Admission prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for  children 12 and under. Phone 519-881-1900 for more details.



2010 Crusader Productions Presents...

Crusader Productions Proudly Presents...

'Til Talent Do Us Part:

A Wedding at the Heart

(20th ANNUAL CABARET)

Wed. December 1st, 2010

Admission

Adult - $9.00

Student/Seniors - $5.00

Children (12 & Under) - $3.00

Tickets Available at SHHS

Call 519-881-1900 for information


Wedding Bells Ring Out at “The Heart’s” Cabaret



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    Sacred Heart High School cordially invites you to the wedding of Jamie Falseman and Sheena Zane. On Wednesday, December 1st, 2010, the couple will be sharing their vows at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium at this year’s 20th annual Cabaret, ‘Till Talent Do Us Part; A Wedding At The Heart’.


                       

    Over the last three months, the Cabaret Planning Committee has been hard at work and is making steady progress on the plans for this year’s Cabaret.  The script has been written and our most talented actors and performers have been selected.  The props and sets are in progress, the tickets have been printed and the costume crew has found the perfect wedding dress.

                   

     The plot of “Till Talent Do Us Part; A Wedding at the Heart” revolves around a couple on the eve of their wedding. The bride’s mother, Blue Zane, is a famous punk rock performer who also runs the Molten Rock Café.  In honour of the wedding, she has hired a host of creative talent acts who are performing for the happy couple.  Everything seems perfect!  However, unknown to the couple, conflicts loom on the horizon.  Not only has the crazed ex-fiancee tracked down the groom, but the in-laws begin to fight and threaten to ruin the wedding with their disputes. Throw into the mix, a long lost Grandmother, a hassled wedding planner, a forgetful priest and the audience is sure to experience a romp like no other.  As in past cabarets, the focus of the show will be on the array of talented students at “The Heart”.  The various acts will include vocalists singing a range of contemporary and classical tunes.  The audience will be wowed by acro-jazz, contemporary and step dancing, not to mention the various instrumentalists on piano, guitar and clarinet.  As well, both the School Band and the Grade Nine Band will be playing a delightful mix of upbeat numbers sure to please crowds of all ages.



    Of special note this year is that all proceeds from the sale of refreshments at intermission will go to the school’s Dominican Republic Mission Trip slated for March 2011.  As in the past, a group eighteen students, accompanied by several staff members, will be traveling to NPH Orphanage in the Dominican where they will be helping with construction, English instruction and community outreach.  The trip is a rewarding venture that allows our students the opportunity to impact young lives in a meaningful way while gaining invaluable experience.  Thus, any donations generated by the sale of refreshments or soap stone carvings will gladly be accepted.  Donations over twenty dollars will be issued a tax receipt.   As well, during intermission, audience members will be able to view a variety of art from the various art classes while they enjoy their refreshments in a creative atmosphere.

   

     Tickets go on sale for this year’s Cabaret beginning November 5th, 2010 and can be purchased at the main office at Sacred Heart High School or at Holst Office Supplies.  Admission prices are $9.00 for Adults, $5.00 for students/seniors and $3.00 for children, 12 and under.  Feel free to call the school at 519-881-1900 for more information. 



    So make sure you mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 1, 2010 as the candles have been lit, the flowers have been delivered , the talent is ready and the wedding song is about to start.  Join in on the creative madcap adventure: ‘Till Talent Do Us Part; A Wedding at the Heart”!

 




 

 

Fame Poster

FAME was performed May 26 - 29, 2010. The play featured a variety of Sacred Heart’s very own talented actors, singers and dancers. FAME centers around a talented group of young students throughout their four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. The students come from a variety of different back grounds, who face many personal struggles all trying to make it big. Not only do they have to fight for the spot light, but they also have to overcome, conflict, personal tragedy, jealousy, pressure and their own self doubt in order to reach their dreams of ...FAME!

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Cabaret 2009

 

CLOSING CURTAIN
AT THE HEART

2009 CABARET


Sacred Heart High School's 19th annual Cabaret production took place on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Great talent was displayed by all the performers!

Students at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton are gearing up for their 19th annual cabaret production. This year’s cabaret, entitled Closing Curtain at the Heart will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, with the snow date being Thursday, November 26th.

The annual fun-filled show features a wide variety of student talent acts including vocal performances featuring pop, rock and ballads by contemporary artists. Various types of dance such as acro-jazz and baton will be showcased. Instrumental musical numbers including ensemble, guitar, piano and appearances by both grade nine and senior bands will round out the night’s entertainment.

What makes this talent show truly unique is the inclusion of an original student written script, which interweaves itself throughout the various performance acts. This year’s plot revolves around an award show full of glitz, glamour and celebrities all vying for the top prize in each of their performance categories. Their quest for fame and glory is interrupted when a mysterious masked man begins to create mayhem throughout the night. The stars must band together to unmask the phantom stalker before he closes the curtains on the award show for good.

Cabaret is a student driven production where students take the lead role in the planning, performance and production of the show. Vanessa Huber and Kristen Ruetz, this year’s producers, are co-producers and are busy working with the planning committee on ensuring that this year’s show will be the best yet.

 

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