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A Sweet Showcase to highlight fine arts students at Foothills Composite

Evening event to feature performances by choir and bands as well as sneak peek at upcoming theatre production.
A Sweet Showcase at Foothills Composite High School will include a preview of next month's production of Bye Bye Birdie.

It promises to be a sweet time at Foothills Composite High School next week. 

The Alberta High School of Fine Arts Society, a parent group that supports fine arts programs at the high school, is hosting A Sweet Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the school gym. 

The free event is an opportunity to not only see the talented fine arts students perform, but also come away with a tasty treat. 

“We’re really excited to be hosting this,” said Rachel Pomares, president of the Alberta High School of Fine Arts Society. “Everything went quiet over COVID, but we can get back to it now.” 

The evening will feature performances by the school’s choir, concert band and jazz band as well as a preview of the upcoming stage production of Bye Bye Birdie. There will also be cakes on the block in silent and live auctions, a concession and dancing to jazz band tunes. 

Calling it a casual evening, Pomares said everyone is welcome to enjoy the performances, bid on a cake and support the fine arts at the high school.  

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the community and to showcasing our students,” she said. 

The high school will be staging six performances of Bye Bye Birdie from Dec. 9 to 17. 

The musical comedy, a 1960s Broadway hit and subsequent movie, tells the tale of Conrad Birdie, a rock star who is drafted into the army, a development that sends his sizeable fan base into a tizzy. 

Pomares said they’re looking forward to filling the theatre this time after last year’s production of Legally Blonde had capacity limits due to the pandemic. 

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