Warsaw Community High School Theater Department will perform “My Heart Says Go” for the first time this weekend, starting Friday.
Performances are set for Friday through Sunday at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center, 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw.
Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m., with matinees scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/senior citizens.
The box office may be reached at 574-371-5040. Hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased online by searching for Warsaw Performing Arts Center.
Theater Director Melany Morris said the musical follows Indigo, a medical student, who drops out to become a singer-songwriter. The story is about the conflict Indigo has with his father about him dropping out since his father wants Indigo to continue with medical school.
Then, Indigo meets Clara, who has a similar relationship with her mother, Morris said.
There are 20 students in the cast. The starring role is played by senior Joel Montoya.
She said the message of the musical is to follow your heart and do what you need to do for you and not for anyone else.
The WCHS Theater Department is the first high school in the country to produce the musical, according to a news release from Warsaw Community Schools.
Morris said the music is inspired by “Hamilton” and “Into The Woods.”
"My Heart Says Go" is made by arrangement with Matt Hawkins and Jorge Rivera-Herrans.
Morris said they are trying to take “My Heart Says Go” to competition.
Last year, the department competed “Where Words Once Were” by Finegan Kruckemeyer, which placed first at the Indiana State Thespian Conference and competed in the international competition.
“That’s our goal again,” she said.