HMS receives River Region grant

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The River Region Arts and Humanities Council recently presented the creative trio of Hurst Talented Drama teacher Ashley Santos, Hurst Vocal Director Karl Harrod and Hurst Talented Art teacher Monika Rogan, a grant of $800 towards their spring production of “Annie.”  Although this is not an all-school musical it takes the co-operation of all these departments and the whole faculty to make it happen.

Hurst has received this grant for the past five years using the money to help pay for the $600 royalties to produce the show, pay for set construction, the microphones, the lights and costumes.

The production has also been the recipient of the talents of the set designers from Delgado and Sal Michon of Michon’s Music Store. With assistance from River Region Drama Guild and DeeAnn Sullivan, costume designer, the musicals at Hurst have taken on a very professional air.

Two former Hurst students arehelping with the production this year. Destrehan senior Landon Zeringue is assisting with all aspects of the production for his senior project. Destrehan junior Kristen Yent is returning to put twinkle in the dance steps. This is actually Yent’s fourth production as choreographer, starting with “Seussical, the Muscial,” when she was in seventh grade.