The Hartland High School Drama Club’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” takes the stage at the high school April 20-22 and April 27-29. From now until opening night, we’ll be introducing you to members of the production.
Kaylee Furge, a junior at Hartland High School, wears two hats for the Drama Club’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”: that of a student producer, as well as a cast member.
“Because I am the student producer for Drama Club, I’m already a big part of the production,” Furge said, “but I wanted to audition for the show, too, because there are so many great roles that support the leads.”
Furge, the daughter of KC and Stefanie Furge, started acting in youth theater in the fifth grade, and she enjoyed doing many shows with her younger sister, Sidney. When she got involved in high school, she convinced her older brother, Brett, to join the Tech Crew.
The Drama Club has been an enjoyable part of high school for her. “I get to meet new people and see friends every day,” Furge said.
Furge, who has been in four other shows at Hartland High School, and worked behind the scenes on set crew for one, said her favorite role has been Alice Faulkner in “Sherlock Holmes.” This production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is affording her a new opportunity: dancing.
“(That’s) my favorite part … the dancing,” Furge said. “I’ve never really had the opportunity to be a featured dancer before, and now I am.”
This production of “Hunchback” has “less humor and more drama” than the audience would typically see in a Hartland production, and Furge hopes the audience “leaves inspired and moved by the story of Quasimodo.”
Shows are April 20-22 and April 27-29 at Hartland High School, 10635 Dunham Road, Hartland. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students/seniors, and can be purchased at http://hartlanddramaclub.weebly.com/ or at the door.