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High School Students To Take Stage In November

Nov 06, 2014 12:49PM ● By Julie Slama

Cottonwood High School will perform “Shrek The Musical” Nov. 21 through 24 at the school’s auditorium. Photo courtesy of Adam Wilkins

Old and new family favorites will be performed in November on local high school stages.

At Murray High School, students will perform “The Sound of Music” Thursday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 15 and on Monday, Nov. 17. While, one weekend later, Cottonwood High students will perform “Shrek The Musical.”

 About 50 cast and crew members will put on “The Sound of Music” each night at 7 p.m. in Murray High’s auditorium, 5440 South State Street. Will Saxton will direct the show, and a live orchestra of 25 high school musicians will perform under the direction of Rob Wilson. Leesa Lloyd is the choreographer.

The musical will feature junior Emily Paige as Maria; senior Karson Woodmansee as Captain von Trapp; senior Emily Vorhees as Mother Abbess; senior Treyson Lyon as Max Detweiller; senior Lauren Finlinson as Baroness Elsa Schraeder; senior Rheanoon Longhurst as Liesel and senior Max Adams as Rolf Gruber.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students when purchased in advance at lunch, or $8 at the door.

Cottonwood High students will take the stage at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, Saturday, Nov. 22 and Monday, Nov. 24 and for a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. The shows will be in the high school auditorium, 5717 South 1300 East.

Adam Wilkins will direct the 90 students on stage and the 70-member orchestra is under the direction of Amber Tuckness. The vocal director is Cecil Sullivan. About 20 students comprise the technical crew.

The musical features senior Geoff Goffe as Shrek; senior Roey Howell as Fiona; and senior Haley Oliphant as the Donkey.

Tickets are $8 in advance and may be purchased through the school’s website, or are $9 at the door.