UNION, NJ – The documentary “I Can’t…I Have Rehearsal” featuring Union High School’s Performing Arts Company and five other schools will air on PBS/NJTV on Wednesday, May 17, at 8:00 p.m.
The UHSPAC was selected as one of the six New Jersey schools featured for their theater education. Last year, camera crews followed them around as they mounted their production of Disney’s Mary Poppins.
The documentary features rehearsal and performance footage from the show, as well as exclusive interviews with director James Mosser and UHSPAC alumni Jonathan Duvelson who starred as Bert. Duvelson is currently a BFA Musical Theater major at Montclair State University.
“I am so fortunate that I am able to be featured in this documentary,” said Duvelson, “and that I can show people just how hard we, as theater people, work to make the shows great. Being in the Performing Arts Department at Union High School allowed me to transition into college with ease, and to excel past what is expected, and challenge myself to be better every day.”
“It was a very fun experience for all of us to have a camera crew follow us around,” said Mosser. “The documentary gives a nice insight into how hard our students work, and how much it means to them. I’m incredibly proud of how we are represented in this film.”