It’s the early 1980s. For several years, Disco has reigned supreme as the style, the music, the fashion, the attitude, for anyone who’s anybody in Illyria. Club Orsino is the hottest place to be, with its glamorous decor and state-of-the-art sound system run by the incomparable in-house DJ Feste. If music is indeed the food of love, then love is four-on-the-floor and a syncopated bass line. If only Orsino could capture his elusive Queen, the Disco King’s life would be complete.
But she’s not interested. Her home (frequently featured in Architectural Digest) is austere, elegant and as cool and restrained as the woman who owns it, although her hidden passionate nature is perfectly expressed in the acres of perfectly-tended formal gardens in which she spends so much of her time.
But wait. The winds of change are blowing, and a recent storm has brought that change to Illyria’s shores. Enter Viola and Sebastian, a couple of very appealing twins (who’s the boy? Who’s the girl? Who cares?) embodying the androgynous, super-cool New Wave of the 80s.
Students have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the art, history and architecture of Italy during a 10-day Grand Tour of Italy. We will start off our trip in Venice exploring the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Square as well as a gondola ride! We then move on to Florence to check out the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and the leaning Tower of Pisa. In Assisi, we will visit the Basilica of St. Francis, while in the Sorrento region we will visit Pompeii! We finish off our tour in Rome visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and so much more. This trip is open to students in all grades. For more information please feel free to email Bertan: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday October 18th, Rosedale’s Musical Theatre Program presents our annual revue. This year, it’s titled “What You Want!”.
The show is at 7pm, and acts as a fundraiser for our main stage show in April. Tickets are $10. Tickets go on sale starting Monday at lunch in the box office, or can be purchased at the door the night of the show. Hope to see you there!
RHSA’s very own grade 11 student Brianna Andrews, in partnership with World Vision Canada, organized a visit by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland. Watch Ms. Freeland consult with RHSA students as they provide recommendations and ideas for the Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.