Danny Park loves to perform, whether he’s singing, dancing or acting.
That’s why Park, 16, a junior at Burbank High School, decided to
try something new, and accepted a role in the school’s Vocal Music
Assn. production of the musical “Once On This Island.”
The musical -- the high school’s first in six years -- plays at 7
tonight at The Colony Theatre, 333 N. 3rd St. Tickets are $12, $10
for students and seniors.
“This is different for me, because I’m used to singing and
dancing, but not used to acting in character,” Danny said about
playing Daniel, one of the musical’s lead characters. “Acting brings
it to a whole new level.”
Based on a Trinidadian novel, the plot is centered on the
character Ti Moune, a young peasant who rescues and falls in love
with Daniel, the son of a wealthy aristocrat.
Brett Carroll, director of the Vocal Music Assn., said the Colony
Theatre allowed the organization use the venue since the high
school’s auditorium is undergoing renovations. Carroll added that the
use of a professional space is appropriate for his troupe.
“I’ve produced and directed professionally before, and so many of
these students are already at that level,” he said. “This is an
exceptionally talented group.”
Kaity McGuire, 16, who plays Ti Moune in tonight’s performance,
said the experience has exercised her other performance “muscles.”
“It has given us something else to work on and a new skill to
learn,” she said.
For tickets and more information, call 558-4700, ext. 1227.