Troy Howard Middle School’s upcoming production of “Girl Power,” an original musical about super-human middle-school kids, is getting some pre-show publicity from 89.9 FM WERU community radio in Orland.

The program was initially set to air Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 19, but due to the snow storm and low transmitter power at the station, the interviews will take place Tuesday, Jan.2 at 4 p.m.

THMS drama adviser and English teacher Jason Bannister and THMS music teacher Justin Bari, who teamed up to create the draft script and musical score, will be featured in a live interview on WERU Tuesday, Jan. 19, according to an e-mail that Bannister sent to the Journal.

The interview with Bannister and Bari will begin at 4 p.m., and according to Bannister, there will also be four students from the cast who will read a couple of scenes and sing some songs from the upcoming production.

“Girl Power” is a story about middle-school students with super-human powers who all face issues surrounding a desire to fit in with their peers. The show is scheduled to premier on the THMS stage Friday, Feb. 26 with additional performances planned for Saturday, Feb. 27, Sunday, Feb. 28 and through the following weekend, Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6.

For the Tuesday afternoon WERU show, Bannister and Bari will discuss the musical, how it came to be and how it is being used in the classroom as arts education.

To learn more about Troy Howard Middle School drama and “Girl Power,” visit