HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — It’s been two weeks since a tornado tore the roof off Hempfield High School’s auditorium, but the show must go on.
The high school’s drama club was rehearsing when the storm hit. No one was hurt
A day later, students were practicing at a nearby church when the offer came in from Norwin High School to move the spring musical to their auditorium.
“Based on enormity of what they had to deal with at Hempfield, it just seemed like the right thing to do, just help out a neighbor in need,” Jon Szish, with the Norwin School District, said.
The school’s production of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” hit the road. All 53 students involved, along with the orchestra, set up shop at their new home away from home.
“The restoration company who’s working on fixing up the auditorium, they brought our whole set,” Linda Comm, Hempfield High School Theater Director, said. “We don’t travel lightly. It’s huge. It took truckload after truckload.”
The Hempfield High School performance of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, there are shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The show continues next weekend with 7:30 p.m. shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.