Sussex Central High School’s drama club staging Aretha Franklin tribute

Sussex Central students participating in the tribute to Aretha Franklin included Easla Wescott, left, and student producer D’Naya Hopkins. (Submitted photo)

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Central High School’s drama program will pay tribute to “The Queen of Soul.”

The Take Two Drama Club on Wednesday, Feb. 20 will present “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin,” focusing on the life and incredible body of work of the amazing singer who passed away in August 2018.

Created and performed by the students of Sussex Central High School, the tribute will feature readings about Ms. Franklin’s life and work, as well as singing, dancing and instrumental music from the songbook of “The Queen of Soul.”

The Feb. 20 performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts at Sussex Central High School, located at 26026 Patriots Way in Georgetown.

Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted in support of future Take Two/SCHS educational and dramatic events.

Concessions and drinks will be available at a separate cost.

Ms. Franklin, an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist and musician, recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-10 pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 chart-topping R&B singles in becoming the most charted female artist in history.

The Take Two Drama Club is an independent non-profit club and drama boosters organization that supports the production of plays and musicals for the students of Sussex Central High School and the surrounding communities.

All ticket proceeds go directly back into the production of future shows and to supporting the students of Sussex Central in studying and creating theatre.

Anyone wishing to support the drama program with a donation is asked to contact advisor David Warick at david.warick@irsd.k12.de.us.

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