After 25 years, Tri-School Theater Productions is still putting together shows that showcase the work of performers from Junipero Serra High School, Mercy High School Burlingame and Notre Dame High School Belmont.
A cabaret performance by current students as well as alumni from shows over the past 25 years will commemorate the anniversary. There will be also be a special performance from San Francisco’s “Beach Blanket Babylon” performer and Notre Dame alumna Caitlin McGinty.
“We have been going strong now for 25 years,” said Jay Jordan, Serra music director and artistic director for Tri-School. “The most dramatic change began in the ’90s when we had outside directors who were very accomplished. We started upping our game and becoming as professional as possible. The production value has gotten better and better along the years.”
Although the theater group holds cabaret performances every year, this year is a special one for the three Catholic schools since it’s the 25th anniversary, said Jordan, also music director for the spring musicals. Tri-School hosts a fall show and spring musical.
“With our modest stage size, we do some pretty ambitious technical things,” he said. “Cabarets are a celebration of our company and chance for our alumni to come back.”
Jordan, who has been at Serra for 37 years, was one of the people who helped for Tri-School Productions. Its first production as an official entity was “West Side Story.”
“The schools always did things together, but in 1990 it became official,” he said.
“We Tell the Story” Cabaret 2014 will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at St. Pius Fitzsimons Center in Redwood City. Tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis. There are only 400 seats available.
Check out trischoolproductions.com to purchase tickets. Tickets are $18 for students and $20 general admission.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105