Unchagah Hall will be transformed into sixth-century China this week as the Dawson Creek Choral Society takes to the stage for its year-end production.
On March 9-10, 34 singers aged 8 to 13 will perform Mulan, the society’s second-annual musical.
The play is adapted from the Disney film, which tells the story of Fa Mulan, a young girl who disguises herself as a man to serve in the imperial army in her father’s stead.
The cast has been practicing weekly since September, with leads are rehearsing twice a week to perfect their lines and choreography.
“They’re really excited,” said Caitlyn Triebel who directed the play alongside Randi Jo Torgrimson and Aaron Tremblay. “They’re nervous February went by as quickly as it did. But I think they’re all getting really excited as they start to see their costumes coming in, and the sets and props.”
Since last year’s performance of Alice in Wonderland, interest in the group has grown, requiring a move to the larger Unchagah Hall.
Bree Torgrimson plays the title character, while Isla Griffith appears as Mulan’s dragon companion Mushu. Jordanna Cryne plays Captain Shang, and Autumn Knutson takes the role of Shan-Yu. Kendyl Stark, Allie Dokken, Kaela Rauscher, Audrey Wendel and Becca Sudnik round out the cast.
The performers have been given a larger hand in the production itself, Triebel said.
“It’s student directed in some ways,” she said. “The kids have taken on a lot of creative input in the show.”
Mulan runs March 9-10 at 7 p.m. at Unchagah Hall.