For seven or eight weeks every fall, from four different directions, dozens of high school students come to New Albany four or more days each week. They come from four school campuses, scattered over the far reaches of Union County, to spend two to four hours rehearsing for a musical theater production. Students provide their own transportation from East Union, Ingomar, Myrtle and West Union to rehearse, then return home and spend the time and energy required to keep their grades high enough to participate in this program.
The students build the sets and gather the costumes and props. They learn several new songs and dance routines. They rehearse and rehearse and rehearse. They sell the tickets and pick up after themselves. Counting public performances and performances for the students of the Union County School District, they perform the show five times in four days. The logistics alone are staggering.