The Houses of Ridley: Merritt North

Ridley College has the largest boarding school programme in Ontario.  There are ten boarding houses on campus, five boys houses, four girls and one junior boarding house.  Each of the houses is unique and has its own colours, mascot and traditions.  Merritt North has two traditions that are associated with the house.  In this video, the boys from MNO tell you why “It’s cool in the North”:

 

Designing “Blood Brothers”

A musical, a classic comedy or a modern drama are all possibilities for Ridley College’s two major productions every year.  This year in the fall Ridley drama produced “The Comedy of Errors” and in the winter they are producing the British musical “Blood Brothers”.  In the months leading up to Opening Night there are endless hours of preparation.  Auditions began in November and ever since there have been rehearsals, production meetings, and design sessions.  In the two months leading up to the musical I will be posting a series of videos showcasing what goes into creating a production such as “Blood Brothers”.  In this video Jackie and Jaime show us the beginning of the design process for costumes and the set:

“Blood Brothers” opens February 22nd and tells the story of the Johnstone twins, Mickey and Eddie, brothers separated at birth who reunite and become friends in their childhood, unaware of their relation to each other or of the consequences their relationship will bring about.