September 12, 2013 in Washington Voices

Education Notebook: St. George’s to stage dinner, ‘Fantasticks’

Rainey Coffin Raineyc@Spokesman.Com

St. George’s School drama students who are part of the upcoming production of “The Fantasticks” include, clockwise from far left, Malinda Wagstaff, John Hatheway, Caroline Hammett, Cade Martin, Allison Milbrath, Natalie Johnson, Stephanie Hammett, Kira Renfro and Kyler Hayes.
(Full-size photo)

Drama students at St. George’s School, 2929 W. Waikiki Road, will entertain audiences with a dinner theater production of “The Fantasticks,” beginning Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Dragon Room. Performances will continue Sept. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m.

The family-friendly musical is a tale about a boy and the girl next door, whose parents have built a wall to keep them apart. The pair find a way to meet and, of course, fall in love. Unbeknownst to them, their parents had actually built the wall and staged a feud to bring their children together, which goes back to the old notion that children, no matter their age, can’t fall in love unless it’s forbidden.

The cast is Cade Martin as El Gallo; John Hatheway as John; Natalie Johnson as Luisa; Malinda Wagstaff as Hucklebee; Stephanie Hammett as Bellomy; Kyler Hayes as Henry; Kira Renfro as Morticia; Alaina Jacobsen as The Mute; and Caroline Hammett and Allison Milbrath as the Mute’s Assistants.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors for the 7 p.m. performances with an Italian dinner. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 students and seniors for the 2 p.m. show with dessert.

Dedication ceremony planned at Jefferson

Spokane Public Schools will hold an official dedication of Jefferson Elementary School on Wednesday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The ceremony will include a presentation and thank-yous to Spokane residents for making the renovation possible.

The school was built using funds from a 2009 bond. The districtwide plan includes modernizations and renovations to four elementary schools; Ferris High School; new ventilation, roofing and flooring upgrades at nine elementary schools; safety, security and technology updates for the entire district; and building, field or playground improvements for all schools.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to or call (509) 459-5434.

Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email