Laval puts her up with high school musical

Nicholas Mercer nmercer@cbncompass.ca
Published on April 17, 2014
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Chantelle O'Keefe (left), Amy Barnett (centre) and Kristen Regular played the role of three students working on a group assignment in Laval High's musical Land of Confusion.

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Preston Pearson (left) and Nathan Hynes portray a pair of soldiers during a scene from Land of Confusion.

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Sisters Allison (left) and Kristen Walsh perform the Bob Dylan classic Blowin' in the Wind.

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Joel Nash (left) and Jackson Davis perform during one of the musical numbers.

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Liam Quilty (left) and Brittany McCarthy back one stirring performance on the guitar and mandolin.

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Shawn Bruce rips a solo during one of the songs.

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Heather Pike (left) and Mitch Lewis drew awe for their performance of Michael Jackson's Black and White.

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Jackson Davis impressed the audience with his tight guitar playing.

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Katie Morgan (left) and David Barry act during one of the many scenes in Land of Confusion.

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Kiana Flynn belts a tune from Land of Confusion.

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Jacob Hickey (left) as Neil Armstrong, along with David Barry (centre) as former United States president Richard Nixon perform a scene dealing with conspiracy theories. In this particluar instance, Nixon and Armstrong are taking part in shooting the famous moon landing. Emily Manning is the camera person.

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Josh Batten (left) and Zach Newhook belt out a tune.

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Jordan Pomeroy (right) is joined by Ryan Hickey on the harmonica for Pomeroy's rendition of Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

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David Barry as embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

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Laval musical mastermind Barry Davis (left) celebrates with some of his students. Davis was one of a team of writers and directors to come up with Land of Confusion.

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Laval High put on a show last night (April 16) as it closed out the 2014 run of its annual musical.

Some 60-70 students, along with a host of teachers, aided in the grand production of Land of Confusion, the 14th such show put on by the Placentia-based school.

From the moment the curtain opened, the musical had a big show feel. From the lights to the fog machine, everything seemed bigger.

Headed by teacher Barry Davis, students put in many months of preparation  and it show with some masterful performances both acting and musically.

Students displayed their skills on the guitar, keyboard, drum kit, accordian and even a harmonica.

The acting was sublime as the cast portrayed many figures throughout history from former United States president Richard Nixon and Neil Armstrong to embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

The packed house was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end and gave the crew a standing ovation at the conclusion.

The Compass was there and took these shots.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca