The Mendon Drama Club returns to the stage Friday, this time with their production of Disney’s “Descendants: The Musical.”
Friday, August 5 will serve as opening night at Mendon Elementary Auditorium, with curtains opening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s showing will also begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday’s performance starts at 2. If you can’t make it this weekend, the cast will also make their way to the stage on August 12 through August 14, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s finale beginning at 2.
Watershed Voice virtually sat down with Director Eathan Bingaman to glean more information about this summer’s collaboration between Mendon and Centreville High School. Here’s what Eathan had to say:
Alek Haak-Frost: First and foremost, what is “Descendants: The Musical!,” for those who aren’t familiar with this production?
Eathan Bingaman: Descendants the Musical is about the children of Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella, and Evil Queen as they are invited to the illustrious Auradon Prep by Beast’s son — soon to be king — Ben. The show is fast paced, funny, and heart-warming. Great for all ages.
AHF: What themes would you say resonate the most throughout this story?
EB: The theme that shines through the story is simple. You can be whatever you want to be no matter who your parents are or where you’re from. You can be better than you were yesterday. As long as you try.
AHF: What should folks expect or know ahead of attending this play?
EB: Expect to see something new on this stage. We’ve made quite a few upgrades to lights and sound in order to try and encapsulate both the Isle of the Lost and Auradon. The lights and sounds are something that really help move the story along and keep it exciting.
AHF: Where can folks get tickets, how much does each ticket cost, and are there any COVID-19 protocols folks should be aware of?
EB: Folks can get tickets at tinyurl.com/descendantstickets. Masks are always suggested but not required by any means.
Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor and publisher of Watershed Voice.