James M. Bennett High School’s annual showcase of Clipper talent, the James M. Bennett High School Rock & Roll Revival, begins Friday. Shows will be Feb. 17-19 and 23-26. This year’s show theme is “Mind Body Soul,” with great songs from five decades of music.
Students sing, dance, play instruments, and work in many areas behind the scenes to put on this highly successful show at the James M. Bennett Auditorium, which is reopening for this year’s shows after flooding last fall.
More than 120 students are involved in the show, nearly 10 percent of the students of JMB; many staff members also participate. Net proceeds benefit the JMB PTSA, which supports the entire school. Show director is Christie Wersen, music directors Alex Wersen (JMB 2004) and Larry Wersen, choreography director Katie Nuttall (JMB 2011), and producers Chris Wilde and Margaret Engler.
Shows will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, and then 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $15 for the Thursday night show and $20 for the weekend shows.