Kids on Broadway Musical Press Start! Delights Audience at Kay Porter Theater

Poplar Bluff, March 6th, 2024

several video characters get togetherOn March 5th, the Kay Porter Theater became a portal into the vibrant, pixelated universe of video games as it played host to the musical extravaganza “Press Start!” presented by Poplar Bluff Middle School Kids On Broadway. Directed by the talented Tim Fain, with choreography by Paige Sheehy and costumes designed by Hilary Widener, the production brought together a remarkable ensembles to deliver an unforgettable experience.

The storyline of “Press Start!” takes the audience on a journey through the beloved characters of video game lore, who find themselves in need of a little extra help. In a heartwarming twist, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser to gather the resources necessary to continue their adventures. Through a series of hilarious and heartfelt musical numbers, the audience is treated to a fresh perspective on their favorite heroes, villains, and sidekicks.

However, as with any good adventure, things take an unexpected turn. When faced with a crisis, the unlikeliest of characters must dig deep within themselves to discover the hero they never knew they could be. It’s a tale of courage, friendship, and the power of believing in oneself, all set against the backdrop of a whimsical and enchanting video game universe.

Behind the scenes, the stage and tech crew, including Nick McDaniel, Michele McDaniel, Patiance Cochran, Nicole Payne, and Casey Wills, worked tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of the production ran smoothly. Their dedication and expertise brought the fantastical world of “Press Start!” to life, enriching the experience for both cast and audience alike.

Audience members were swept away by the infectious energy and boundless creativity of “Press Start!” as they cheered on their favorite characters and reveled in the nostalgia of classic video game references. From the dazzling choreography to the intricate costumes and dazzling set design, every element of the production contributed to its overall magic.video games character talking to each other

As the final curtain fell, leaving hearts full and spirits soaring, it was clear that “Press Start!” had succeeded in its mission to entertain, inspire, and remind us all of the joy that can be found in embracing our inner hero. For those lucky enough to witness its spectacle, it was an experience they would not soon forget.

For those who missed out, fret not! They will perform again the 7th. Also keep an eye out for future productions from Kids On Broadway, as they continue to enchant audiences with their boundless creativity and unwavering passion for the performing arts.

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