News 4-18-13

LHS actors rehearsing for Grease musical

Actors Bret Colberg and Ruby  Meza prepare for the Grease musical, set for May 3 and 4.

Actors Bret Colberg and Ruby Meza prepare for the Grease musical, set for May 3 and 4. 

By Joshua Smith: 
Roar Reporter

The musical Grease will be performed for the public at 7 p.m. May 3 and 4 at the Loyalton Middle School gym — on the old Middle School site. Dianne Bruns is the coordinator for the production, supported for expenses related to the production by funds from the Sierra Schools Foundation.

Students from both the high school and middle school are performing in the musical, led by John Boren, who is playing Danny and Sage Sayers, who is playing Sandy. Other actors and their roles are Ruby Meza, who is playing Jan. Other actors and their roles are Ally Baeza,  who is playing Frenchy; Sequoia Bergstrom, Marty; Haley McClung, Rizzo; Malia Leddy, Patty; Brett Colberg, Sonny and Vince Fontaine; Gavin Whitley, Kenicke; Tristan Studer,  Doody; Nathan Hughes, Eugene; Hannah Tomatis, Ms. Lynch; and Mae Verdichio, Cha Cha. Loyalton Elementary fifth and sixth grade students are playing Teen Angels.

Other adults providing coaching and technical assistance are Elizabeth Archer, choreography, with Laurel Colberg and Camille Alfred as technical and costumes. Dianne Bruns and Camille Alfred are acting as the directors for the musical. Daniel Sturtevant is setting up the lighting, Luna Payton is taking the promotional aspect, and Cory Peterman is playing piano for the musical.

Elizabeth Archer and Daniel Sturtevant are coming in from Inner Rhythms Dance Studio in Truckee to instruct the cast in the dance moves. Bruns said that the set design is still underway.

Grease is a musical set in the late 1950’s, when a romantic tale unfolds over the summer between local bad-boy Danny Zuko and Australian sweetheart Sandy Olsson.     Lots of humor, action and musical numbers are involved with the story.

Tickets for limited seating will go on sale April 22 and are available in the office or from any cast member. Admission is $5.

Variety show next week for seniors’ fundraiser

By Preston Reugebrink

  The senior class is holding its annual variety show, auction and dinner on April 26.

Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. only for advance sale ticket holders. The dinner will consist of barbecued chicken, homemade beans, coleslaw and roll and has been much acclaimed in the last two years, due to the expertise of faculty chef Barbara Jaquez. The dinner will be barbecued onsite, with service in the school’s Bear Cave and seating down the hallway.

The variety show will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a focus on musical and other talent, as well as original skits written by the seniors, to include a “Senior Review” of the events relating to seniors in the last year. Every senior will perform in the variety show in some way or another.

During an intermission halfway through the program, popular local auctioneers Rick and Dave Roberti will conduct a live auction. Each senior brings an auction item with a value of at least $25.

Tickets for the dinner and show will be available from any senior next week. Dinner and show tickets are $10. Tickets for the dinner only are $10, and show only tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and children. Preschoolers are admitted free to the program.

The variety show is going to be held in the Loyalton High School gym.

Proceeds from the fundraising evening will help seniors go on their senior trip and stage their commencement ceremony with decorative props.


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