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Spring comedy hits stage this weekend

Spring comedy hits stage this weekend

(February 14, 2017)

Article by Kennedy Kats, high school journalist

The high school spring comedy, Hooray for Hollywood, hits the stage this weekend. The shows will be Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase in the high school office. The cost is $7 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will also be sold at the door half an hour before the shows.

There is a front row student section for junior high and high school students where a student can have a ticket for free. If students sit with their family, they have to buy the $6 ticket. The performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center at the high school.

Director Mary Larson explained why she chose to do this show.

“I chose Hooray for Hollywood because there are so many great parts in it. We have 35 talented students with speaking parts in the play this year! It's also a very funny and difficult script! There is a really fun allusion to The Wizard of Oz in it, too!” Larson said.

Senior Josh Wilson plays the main character, Milo Bravo, a con artist.

Wilson described his favorite part of being involved in the production.

“What I like most about the spring play is the people that are involved in it. They are a really fun cast, and one that is always trying their hardest. They always find a way to keep people smiling,” Wilson shared.

Senior Mackensie Haverkamp is Dorothy Johnson, a young, hopeful teenager who moves to Hollywood from Kansas.

Haverkamp shared what she likes most about her character.

“I love how innocently optimistic she is. Everything is so new and exciting to her, and she spends all her time trying to soak it up,” Haverkamp explained.

Haley Warbritton, senior, plays Anita, who is Bravo’s assistant and is madly in love with his character.

Warbritton described the scene she is looking forward to performing at the show.

“There's a scene where I'm just historically crying the whole time with a few moments where my bipolar side comes out a bit more. I'd have to say that's my favorite because I can be as over dramatic as I want without it being too over the top,” Warbritton said.

She explained what she likes the most about being in the play.

“My favorite part about the spring play would have to be the cast and having Mrs. Larson as the director. Everyone is so unique and bring a large variety of talents and overall weirdness to each performance,” Warbritton shared.

Larson described some of the strengths of her cast this year.

“Collaborating with cast and crew is exciting. We share ideas and develop the show. This year's cast has had great ideas  as the show developed! I love the theatre as an art form. SLHS students are very artful! The cast is very talented in every way this year: singers, dancers and physical comedians. Many cast members have developed these talents for years. I feel so lucky to be in the PAC with such great people. This is a really hardworking and dedicated group led by wonderful senior leaders! We will miss them!” Larson said.

Wilson shared how he feels about being in his last high school production.

“I am really sad that I am going to be losing this cast, but I'm also very excited because this is going to be the best I have ever been a part of. So I am very sad and nervous, but am so happy that I get to end it with the people that are a part of it with me,” Wilson explained.

 

Silver Lake High School Presents:

Hooray for Hollywood!

By Tim Kelly

February 18- 19, 2017

 

Seniors:

Milo Bravo………………………………………………...Joshua Wilson

Anita……………………………………………..…….Haley Warbritton

Dorothy………………………………………...Mackensie Haverkamp

Detective Webb/ Tin Man…………………………….... Nathan Ruby

Mitzi Fontaine………………………………………......Megan Risetter

Estrella………………………………………………….….Bailee Arnold

Matt/ Scarecrow……………………………………….…Ryan Wagner

 

Juniors:

Professor Slinky/Judge Brand/ Lion…………………..…..Keith Nagy

Karen Hunter…………………………………………..…..Claire Austin

Holli…………………………………………………………Olivia English

Maybelle Phelps……………………………………….….Miranda Graf

Sybil Thorn……………………………………………Erica Strausbaugh

Ponyboy Floyd…………………………………….....…Joshua Dallman

Ponyboy Lloyd……………………………………...………Brady Snook

Fran…………………………………………………………Nicole Gerber

Wynnona…………………………………………….…..Leah Gustafson

Kimberly Von Ricesnap…………………………………...Aubrey Dick

Sam Holden…………………………………………..Calen Schuckman

Doris Bingo………………………………….......…..…Cassie Johnston

 

Sophomores:

Agin’ Cajun’……………………………………………..….Ethan Schulz

Officer Jeb……………………………………………….….Drew Sharpe

Officer Ted……………………………………………………..Josh Adee

 

Freshmen:

Tommy……………………………………………………..Logan Matzke

Gail………………………………………………...Lyndsey VandeVelde

Alan ………………………………………………….….…Gideon Remer

Veronica………………………………………….….…Anna Schuckman

Gwen…………………………………………………………Micki Moore

Rose……………………………………………………….…Santana Raub

Alex……………………………………………………...…Gabe TenEyck

Mary…………………………………………………Mackenzie Aldridge

Tug O’Dell/Flea Buster #1…………………………………Ryan Tarner

Thug O’Dell……………………………………………….…..Seth Evans

Flea Buster #2…………………………...……………..…..Josh Boucher

 

Director: Mary Larson

Assistant Director: Charlotte Larson Pemberton

Set Design/Construction: Garrett Larson

Program/ T-Shirt Design: Charlotte Larson Pemberton

Stage Crew/Tech Crew: Kennedy Kats, Ian Todd,

Ethan Kortan, Zack Evans, Halle Jackson, Olivia Beach

 

 

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