Audience members have three chances to see the production “LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ‘ROUND” the weekend of November 14–16, 2014 at the Leland Performing Arts Center. Put on by 7–12 grade students at Leland Public School, this musical promises something for everyone as students sing some of the greatest love songs of all time. The show was written and created by director Jeremy John Evans, who says he was inspired to write it after he saw a need for some more laughter in the world.
“Before I started teaching, I had an acting career. One of my favorite jobs was working for The Old Schoolhouse Theatre on Sanibel Island. We did a lot of musical revues there with a master of the art form named J.T. Smith. A few parts of this show actually originated from that experience,” he says. “This whole community could use a good belly laugh and I think this show will fit the bill.”
Jeremy says his favorite part about the performance is what the young actors have done with this performance.
“My favorite part is watching these young performers take such risks on stage,” he says. “They are growing so much, and are incredibly funny. While the music is really fun, I think that audiences will enjoy the interactive nature of the show, and that there is something for everyone. Audience members should expect to laugh and have a good time. While the subject matter can be very serious, the spirit of the show is very funny.”