BONIFAY - Just a month into the new school year, Holmes County High School's Drama and Music Department has already announced a host of shows to share with the community.

“SHOWCASE 2017”

Holmes County High School's Drama and Music Department will present “Showcase 2017” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday September 30.

The showcase will feature familiar music such as "You Can’t Stop the Beat," "A Tribute to Bon Jovi," "Queen Medley," and "High School Musical." Solos will include "9 to 5," "Home," "Desperado," "My Way," "House of the Rising Sun," and more.

Also, Whispering Hope, the gospel music group that formed from the casts of HCHS' former productions of "Smoke On the Mountain" and "Ring of Fire," will be singing. Their songs will include "I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now," "The Filling Station," "Wayfaring Stranger," "Wonderful Time Up There," "Far Side Banks of Jordan," "Life’s Railway to Heaven," and more. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the music, live band, and dance.

Tickets for the Showcase are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

"A CHORUS LINE, HIGH SCHOOL EDITION"

The HCHS Drama Department will also present the musical "A Chorus Line, High School Edition," at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 30; Saturday, December 2; Monday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 5.

"A Chorus Line, High School Edition" is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. The production is hailed as a stunning concept musical, capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the show was instantly recognized as a classic.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF "RING OF FIRE"

Due to the popularity of last year’s musical, "Ring Of Fire," HCHS Drama announces a special performance of "Ring Of Fire" will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday February 3, 2018 in the HCHS Auditorium. The original cast and band will be back for this special performance.

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits - including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune - performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of "The Man in Black" that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend.

Though he is never impersonated in the show, Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!

There will be more information about the performance and tickets at a later date.