E.C. Glass HS brings 'Copacabana' to Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) This weekend and next, you can see the first regional showing of Barry Manilow's 'Copacabana'.

The show is being put on by the students at E.C. Glass High School and faculty says it’s the first time it’s been done in the region, perhaps even across Virginia.

The music is played by a local band, Apple Butter Soul, that sits right on stage with the performers. The show follows an aspiring songwriter while he is writing a show tune. Copacabana showcases flair and dancing, which the students say is their favorite part.

“I just want them to have fun,” said Spencer Cohen, a senior at E.C. Glass in the show.

“This show is a lot lighter so it's less about the lessons they learn and more just having that hour where everything else fades away,” said Marina Pantner, a junior at E.C. Glass. “They're just in there with us listening to this band like they're in the club too.”

The show opens on February 9th at the E.C. Glass Auditorium with a 7:00 p.m. showing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The following weekend there will be performances on Thursday the 15th as well as the following Friday and Saturday, all at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the E.C. Glass Box Office one hour before each performance or at Bloom by Doyles and the Lynchburg Visitor’s Center. For more information, email glasstheatreboxoffice@gmail.com or call 434-515-5370 x82017.