There is no shortage of opportunities to take in live theatre performed by McPherson County high schools this month.
Here’s a look at upcoming productions around the county:
“You Can’t Take It With You” will be performed at Moundridge High School, 526 E. Cole St. at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for Moundridge school students and $4 for students from otherschools.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America will offer a pre-show dinner for $10 on Nov. 10. Call 620-345-5500 for more information or make reservations.
Allie Sparks plays aspiring playwright Penelope Sycamore in Moundridge High School's production of "You Can't Take It With You," the story of an eccentric family who live life to the fullest.
"It's pretty crazy," Sparks said. "There are so many things going on at once."
The whirlwind of activity in the Sycamore family living room is punctuated by the explosions of fireworks being made in the basement.
"There's all this commotion going on on stage," Sparks said. "This family is used to it, but these strangers come in visiting for dinner."
Adding to the zaniness of the situation are characters such as Russian dance instructor Boris Kholenkov, played by Christian Walls.
"It's actually quite fun to talk in a Russian accent," Walls said. "I go off about Russian politics just kind of randomly and I say lots of goofy stuff."
"It's hilarious," Sparks said. "It's a good time because you get to be in a completely different mindset and you get to just take a step out of the real world and play in this completely fictional world where everybody is just bonkers."
Other high school productions taking place in November include the play "Pride and Prejudice" at Smoky Valley High School, 1 Viking Boulevard in Lindsborg. Performances of Jane Austen's classic romance set in Regency-era England start at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 - 11. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.
More iconic romance — this time between Rydell High School students — will be featured in Inman High School's production of the musical "Grease." The show starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at 404 S. Main St. in Inman. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.
Mid-century nostalgia — and a little rock 'n' roll — will also take the stage in "Ducktails & Bobbysox" at Canton-Galva High School, 506 S. Kansas Ave. in Canton. Performed at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 11, tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
If you are ready for the holiday season and vintage Christmas tunes, Elyria Christian School at 1644 Comanche Rd in McPherson is putting on "White Christmas" at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. A dinner theatre performance will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets for the dinner and show are $20. To RSVP, call 620-241-2994.
McPherson High School is also serving dinner before the Nov. 16 performance of the comedic play "Moon Over Buffalo," a tale of the ups and downs Hollywood performers. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets are $15. Email email@example.com for reservations. "Moon Over Buffalo will take the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 - 18. Tickets for the show only are $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for seniors.
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