HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRESENTS “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
March 2, 2011Horizon Christian Schools
HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRESENTS "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF"
Horizon Christian High School Drama and Ensemble will present the iconic musical "Fiddler on the Roof," the school's first full-length production and musical, March 10 - 13 at Woodhaven Community Church (22240 SW Washington Street, Sherwood).
Out of a school of 135 students, close to fifty of them are involved in the production, whether on stage or backstage helping with lighting, costumes and production. In addition, several children's roles are played by students from Horizon Christian Elementary & Middle School.
According to director Jane Vandervelde, who came to Horizon Christian High School specifically to build the drama department, "Fiddler on the Roof" is a production which includes many strong character roles, offering lots of kids the opportunity to participate.
"You can't do Fiddler on the Roof without a talented Tevye, the lead character, and the school has one in senior Kale Kiaunis," Vandervelde said, along with Golde, the character's wife, played by sophomore Kate Schifferdecker of Sherwood.
She added that she is amazed that in Horizon Christian's drama department's second year, they can perform such an ambitious production. Previously, they had performed one-act plays.
"I am blown away by the talent these kids bring; they are truly well rounded and goal-oriented," Vandervelde said. She laughed that rehearsals have even been a bit challenging at times since many of the participants are also basketball players readying for the state championships.
For ticket sales ($10 per ticket) and information, call Horizon Christian High School at 503-612-6521. Performance times are March 10/11 at 7:00 p.m.; March 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and March 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Horizon Christian High School serves 135 students at its Tualatin campus. It is accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. HCHS is registered with the Oregon State Activities Association (OSAA) to compete as a 3A school in District 2.
Horizon Christian Schools was founded in 1980 as a ministry of Grace (now Horizon) Community Church in Tualatin, Ore. Since then, the school has grown from a small preschool of 30 children to an expansive educational program with over 450students in preschool through high school. Horizon Christian Schools provides a Christian teaching environment without denominational restrictions on two different campuses: Horizon Christian Elementary & Middle School and Horizon Christian High School.