“Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
You wouldn’t ask why it had damaged petals.”
This show is an inspirational journey of overcoming even the most bleak circumstances to achieve greatness.
The production starts in a stark grey (concrete) set. The cold nature of the mood mixed with the angular look of the set depicts a lifeless environment. Throughout the beginning of the show, a sense of struggle weighs heavily on the performers. Props can be concrete blocks that represent the challenges soon to be overcome. Eventually, a single rose emerges through a crack in the concrete and the first splash of color is presented. As the show evolves, more and more color is added to the set to transform it into a lush environment. The last segment is a full transformation of set, drill, expression, and music that is more exciting, joyful, and a true celebration of success. This show will be sure to inspire your performers and the audience alike to push through obstacles and achieve greatness!
“The Rose That Grew From Concrete” was originally commissioned for Belleville East HS (Belleville, Illinois) for their WGI and CSPA 2020 Season.