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Education Notebook: NCHS drama students take on ‘Steel Magnolias’

North Central High School drama students will entertain audiences with their production of “Steel Magnolias,” a story of six friends who share their lives and the town gossip at Truvy’s Beauty Salon.

The show begins today at 7:30 p.m. in the NC Performing Arts Theatre. Performances continue Friday and Saturday and Nov. 20 through Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 23.

The cast is Karli Pound as Truvy; Mikyla Bordner as Annelle; Jennifer Haldeman as Clairee; Kailee Theisen as Shelby; Bella Morrin as Ouiser; and Shakyla Hacker as M’Lynn.

Seating is limited to 65 as the production is performed in an intimate setting where the audience will be sitting on the stage. Tickets may be purchased at the business office. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $5 for NC GSL card holders and senior citizens.

For information, contact Tom Armitage at (509) 354-6219 or ThomasA@, or LuAnn Griffith in the Business Office at (509) 354-6240 or email LuAnnG@

G-Prep presents ‘Shop of Horrors’

Drama students at Gonzaga Prep present “The Little Shop of Horrors,” starting Friday at 7 p.m. in the Kubiak Theater, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. The show will continue Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., and Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

In the comedic tale, the pitiful florist Seymour Krelborn, played by Nick Lyons, grows the strange and insatiable Audrey II, played by James Peters, named for his crush, Audrey, played by Erin Thomas. In the end, it’s Audrey II, the man-eating plant who helps Seymour stand up for himself and take a chance at love.

Other cast members are Alex Gill as Mushnik; Marc Malek as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.; Jackie Bertagnolli as Crystal; Kathy Taylor as Chiffon; Maggie Randles as Ronette; Tim Silliman as Patrick Martin; Canyon O’Neil as the customer; Tessa Guthrie as Doo Wop Girl No. 1; Abigayle Batkoff as Doo Wop Girl No. 2; Lily O’Doherty as Doo Wop Girl No. 3; Canyon O’Neil and James Peters as the winos; Grace Ganz as Bernstein; Emma Nickoloff as Luce; Jackson Bulger as Snip/announcer; and Zachary Dombrowik as the news interview voice.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and will be sold at the door. For information, call Patrick Bulger at (509) 483-8511 or email

MHS performs ‘Laughing Stock’

The Mead High School Theatre Department will perform the parody “Laughing Stock” at 7 p.m. today in the Mead High School Performing Arts Theatre. Performances will also be held Friday and Saturday, and Nov. 21 through Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

The show looks inside the world of theater, with eccentric and crazy auditions, ego-driven rehearsals, disastrous opening nights and the thrill of a great performance.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the business office or at the box office on the night of the show. For information, call Mead drama teacher Andrew Lewis at (509) 465-7008.

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