March 3, 2012 in Washington Voices

SHOWERED IN SONG

CVHS musical features 75-member cast plus orchestra
By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Ashton Toth, left, plays Don Lockwood and holds the umbrella for Kathy Seldon, played by Maitlin Stewart, in a scene from “Singing in the Rain,” at Central Valley High School.
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Actors in a local theater aren’t worried about the stormy clouds chasing everyone from the place.

The drama department at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, will stage “Singing in the Rain,” Wednesday through March 10 and March 14 through 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The production will feature more than 75 students in the cast and crew and a 24-piece orchestra. It will also include the students’ own “talkie” movie, a Ziegfeld-style dance number and special effects that make rain fall on stage.

“The actual contract from New York to do the show states that the rain must be heated or the ‘Don’ character will have pneumonia by opening … not kidding,” said director Mike Muzatko.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for $10 in the school office. At the door, tickets are $12.

The cast includes: Ashton Toth as Don Lockwood; Brandon Carter as Cosmo Brown; Ryan Edie as R.F. Simpson; Aaron Croom as Roscoe Dexter; Josh Spencer as the male diction coach; Briton Demars as the production tenor and Charlie Chaplin; Ethan Stewart as Young Don; Trey Julian as Young Cosmo; Adam Blyckert as Rod; Landon Toth as Sid Phillips; Andrew Sterart as the sound engineer; Maitlin Stewart as Kathy Seldon; Ashley Stewart as Lina Lamont; Alanna Hamilton as Dora Bailey; Anika Martin as Miss Dinsmore; Karis Lake as Zelda Zanders and Shay Simon as the hairdresser.

The dance chorus includes: Karis Lake, Katelyn Graham, Becky Adamson, McKayla Crump, Sydnee Scofield, Taylor Morris, Cassi Bennett and Becky Berg.

The additional female ensemble includes: Jessica Boynton, Libby Adkins, Haley Owens, Abby Hockett and Amanda Guarisco.

The dance captains are Josh Spencer, McKayla Crump and Sydnee Scofield.

The technical crew is Amber Gimlin, Kaelyn Yandt, Amanda Anderson, Kim Wagstaff, Jed Jensen, Richy Morgan, Trent Dean, Salina Johnson, Rebecca Sherman, Victoria Schoffner, Spencer Cole, Chris Pittella, Zach Gundersen and Alexandria McLaughlin.

Artistic direction includes: Muzatko, artistic director and set designs; David Brewster and Eric Parker, music direction; Jason Allen, Marcy Ray and Muzatko, choreography.

The play is produced by Kevin Egeland, Michael Toth and Will Long.

For show information, call the school at (509) 228-5218.

West Valley potters show work

Cambra Koga, Whitney Storch and Sara Kush, pottery students at West Valley High School, had some of their work shown and judged last weekend at the Spokane Valley High School Student Art Show at Ink to Media, 523 N. Pines Road.

The event featured paintings, drawings, pottery and sculpture from local students.

During the gallery’s Last Friday show, the work was displayed while visitors enjoyed food from area restaurants and voted on their favorite work of art.

Kindergarten visitation event

Valley Christian School will present its kindergarten visitation for parents of future students Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Parents and their students are invited to visit the classroom, meet their teacher and learn about programs at the school which offers classes for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call the school at (509) 924-9131.

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